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How To Plan Your Move Effectively: A Step-By-Step Guide

Posted on Monday January 27, 2020 (13:04:20)

Did you know that 40% of people cite moving house as one of the most stressful experiences of their lives?

At Sirelo, we often get asked the same question by our customers: what exactly do I need to plan for my move? Planning your move effectively is the first and most important step in having a stress-free experience. But how do you pack up and move your whole life to somewhere new abroad? Luckily, that’s where we step in. In this article, our international moving experts tell you how you can plan your move effectively so that you avoid the stress and panic of moving.   more ...


Expat Focus Brexit News Update January 2020

Posted on Monday January 27, 2020 (10:32:23)

As we move into the new decade, Brexit has not yet come to pass – but it is now not far away and it is clear that unless something truly untoward happens, the UK will finally be leaving the EU on 31st January 2020. At the time of writing, it has been confirmed that the European Union flag is to be taken down outside the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood. Meanwhile, the traffic management system is being dismantled on the road to Dover: the deactivation of Project Brock.   more ...


Expat Focus International News Update January 2020

Posted on Monday January 27, 2020 (10:24:43)

UAE internet restrictions mar tech growth ambitions

The UAE's pledge to become a tech hub for expat employees is being marred by its strict inhibitions concerning internet usage.   more ...


Expat Focus International News Update December 2019

Posted on Thursday December 19, 2019 (20:55:38)

World's best cities to be an expat

A new survey by Internations ranked all the major expat destinations based on their popularity scores across several measures. Over 80 cities were analysed, and data was crunched concerning settling down, work-life balance, quality of life, childcare, and cost of living, among other measures.   more ...


Expat Focus Brexit News Update December 2019

Posted on Thursday December 19, 2019 (20:19:55)

Now that the general election is over, with the Conservatives returned (in England, at least) with an overwhelming majority and thus a mandate to leave the EU, the government says that Brexit will now definitely go ahead.

Whatever you may feel about leaving the EU, at least there is now an end date in sight and a reduction of uncertainty with regard to the possibility of another referendum. Yet there is still a lack of clarity in some significant areas: the British government’s insistence that freedom of movement would end on the day after Brexit, for instance, followed by a climbdown once there was a threat of a legal challenge.   more ...


Expat Focus Brexit News Update November 2019

Posted on Monday November 25, 2019 (12:09:09)

As we all know, Brexit did not actually take place at the end of October and the UK is now facing the unusual prospect of a general election in the run-up to Christmas. The question of Brexit is thus in a curious position at present: dominating the news while, at the same time, being curiously absent from it in the deluge of party politics as Britain prepares to go the polls. However, if you are an expat living in the EU, you cannot afford to avoid the issue. We will look below at how the ongoing situation could affect you.   more ...


Expat Focus International News Update November 2019

Posted on Monday November 25, 2019 (12:03:45)

Permanent Residency Granted To 2,500 Expats In The UAE

The UAE has granted its 'Permanent Golden Residency' status to 2,500 expats living in the country. Doctors, researchers and scientists make up the bulk of the first batch of expats to be granted permanent residency, along with technological innovators and investors.   more ...


What You Need To Know Before Investing In Property Abroad

Posted on Monday November 11, 2019 (15:29:24)

Has a beachfront holiday home in Mexico taken your fancy? Maybe you’ve spotted a place with a great rental return in Malta. Or perhaps you have your sights set on a house to retire to in Panama. If you’ve never invested in property abroad before, it’s hard to know where to begin. So today’s guest is going to give you some pointers, talking through the current hotspots and the things that can trip up people who are new to the international investment scene.

Lief Simon is the founding editor of Global Property Advisor. Over 20 years, he has bought more than 45 properties and invested in 26 different countries around the world.

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Expat Focus Brexit News Update October 2019

Posted on Monday October 28, 2019 (14:55:25)

Brexit rumbles on, beset by plot twists which would do credit to a Netflix thriller. The so-called ‘Super Saturday,’ in which Parliament met on a weekend for the first time since the Falklands War, ostensibly to push Boris Johnson’s new Brexit deal through the House, turned out to be not so super after all, with the collapse of any agreement.

The new bill has been described as very similar to Theresa May’s previous piece of legislation which, as we all know, failed at the finishing post three times. It has some variety, mainly trying to settle the issue of the Irish backstop: Varadkar and Juncker approve but the DUP, unsurprisingly, does not. The PM now says that if the bill does not go through, he could call a general election before Christmas.   more ...


Expat Focus International News Update October 2019

Posted on Monday October 28, 2019 (13:49:12)

Expats In Hong Kong Consider Leaving

Increased numbers of expats living in Hong Kong are setting up a 'Plan B' for themselves and their families, as ongoing civil unrest makes the country difficult to live in.   more ...

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