Expat Focus Financial Update February 2024

New ISA for Expats Investment and wealth management platform, Novia Global, announced at the end of January that it will be offering a new ISA to expats, particularly Brits in a state of ‘suspended animation’ with their current ISAs who are unable to add any funds to their existing schemes. The new product will not … Read more

Expat Focus Financial Update January 2024

Finland: Changes to Schengen Visa Regulations Finland has recently increased the minimum daily amount that you will need to remain in the country under a Schengen visa, from €30 to €50. You’ll also need a sponsorship form if you’ve been invited to Finland, and if your expenses will be covered by the organisation or person … Read more

4 Countries Rolling Out The Red Carpet For Expat Entrepreneurs

In an era of increased globalization, the talent pool is no longer confined to borders. Many countries have recognized the importance of attracting skilled professionals, entrepreneurs, and digital nomads from abroad. The expat community has proven to be a driving force in economic development, technological innovation, and cultural exchange. In response, several countries have launched … Read more

Expat Focus International Healthcare Update December 2023

Medical Authorities Warn of New Health Concern in Europe Recent reports of a pneumonia outbreak in China, primarily affecting children, have raised concerns among European health authorities regarding a potential future epidemic in the EU. The Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research (NIVEL) has observed a higher-than-expected number of patients seeking medical attention for pneumonia, … Read more

Expat Focus Financial Update December 2023

Banking for UK Expats We have reported extensively on the closure of UK expat bank accounts post-Brexit and the situation is still ongoing. If you have been affected by your bank’s decision but still require a UK bank account, what options are available to you? A report by ‘Which’ in November 2023 unveiled several choices. … Read more

Expat Focus Wellbeing Update November 2023

The French Wellness Frontier This month’s focus is on France—a country recently dubbed by Tatler as the ‘new frontier’ for luxury wellness escapes. The South of France has long been a hotspot for glamour and the celebrity lifestyle, with a coastal region developing from a series of tiny fishing villages in the early part of … Read more