JOIN OUR FRIENDLY COMMUNITY
Learn from the experiences of other expats and make new friends in our disccussion forums and Facebook groups
READ OUR GUIDE TO MOVING ABROAD
The Expat Focus Guide to Moving Abroad contains everything you need to know when planning an international relocation available now, completely free
COMPARE QUOTES AND SAVE MONEY
Insurance, FX and international movers
LISTEN TO THE EXPAT FOCUS PODCAST
The Expat Focus podcast features interviews with expats living abroad and service providers meeting their needs subscribe today!
EXPERT FINANCIAL ADVICE & SERVICES
From our tax, investment and FX partners
Expat Focus Partners

Become a Partner. Click Here.

United States > Financial

United States

A Guide To Banking In The US For British Expats

Published on Friday April 28, 2017 (14:18:25)   (1244 Reads)
(c) Chris Li on Unsplash
For any Brit seeking to open a bank account in the USA there will be much that is familiar about the process. There are however some key differences that can trip you up along the way.

This is one of those things you may find easier to sort out before making your move abroad. It may complicate the process having to open an account before you have residency, but it can help you to bypass the more challenging elements of the US system.    more ...
United States

9 Ways To Save Money While Living In New York

Published on Monday February 27, 2017 (16:27:44)   (1503 Reads)
(c) quintanomedia on Flickr
There is always something to do in New York, and expats moving there will be spoilt for choice. From exotic restaurants that serve up a multitude of different cuisines, to traditional American diners. There are restaurants, bars, nightclubs and live concerts scattered across the city that never sleeps. New York is an ideal destination for those who want to remain rooted with their culture, considering that the city is one of the most ethnically a ...    more ...
United States

How To Open A Bank Account In The USA - A Guide For Expats

Published on Sunday October 09, 2016 (17:08:48)   (10406 Reads)
(c) ScottyBoy900Q on Wikipedia
Opening a bank account is not always that straightforward when an expat moves to a new country, especially when the expat has no credit history.

However, it is possible to open a bank account before the expat leaves their home country, particularly if they are in the UK, since many British banks have a big presence in America.    more ...
United States

Surviving On Less In New York - Money Saving Tips For Expats

Published on Sunday July 26, 2015 (14:16:18)   (1750 Reads)
Image © Allie_Caulfield on Flickr
New York is a not only a melting pot of diverse communities, but also one of the largest economies of the urban world. Every year, many expats move to this global financial hub to live and work. A significant portion of the city’s workforce consists of foreign nationals.

While the New York lifestyle is fast-paced and glamorous, it can also be quite expensive.    more ...