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11 Common Money Mistakes Made By Expats




This simple list of some of these financial errors made by expats will help prepare an expat for their new life experience.

Moving costs

Most expats will need to pack up and move most of their personal belongings to their new home and will need to put together a budget and stick to it.    more ...


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Expat Focus Financial Update 25 January 2017




Expats' offshore bank accounts closed

Expats who have accounts with an offshore bank are being contacted and informed their accounts will close this summer.

The move by Nationwide International could affect thousands of British expats around the world.    more ...


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Five Finance Tips For First-Time Expats




Money makes the world go round, or at least it did at one time. Years ago, most people made the decision to work in a foreign country mainly because of the financial benefits that came with it. A majority of them then chose to return home when they had accumulated a significant amount and could lead a comfortable life.    more ...


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Expat Focus Financial Update 18 January 2017




Expat opportunities will grow in 2017

A leading immigration services provider says opportunities for expats will continue to grow in 2017 with many multinational firms finding a shortage of skilled labour for their ambitions.

The survey was undertaken by Envoy and it found that multinational firms are looking to access global markets and will have excellent opportunities for 'globally minded employees'.    more ...


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Expat Focus Financial Update 12 January 2017




London will remain a top location for expat businesspeople

Despite Brexit, London will continue to attract expats from around the world to enjoy excellent opportunities, new research suggests.

Many critics of the vote to leave the European Union have expressed fears that London will be seen as a less attractive location for expats around the world when the UK eventually leaves the EU.    more ...


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Expat Focus Financial Update 05 January 2017




Expat salaries could rise by 5% in 2017

Expats around the world could see an average increase of 5% this year, says ECA International.

However, when real salary increases are analysed, the worldwide average is set to be 1.5%, which is a fall from 2016’s 1.6% average.    more ...


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Expat Focus Financial Update 22 December 2016




Tokyo reclaims most expensive expats’ city title

The world's most expensive city for expats is Tokyo, which has reclaimed the title from London.

Tokyo has not been in the top spot since 2012 when the yen rose. London has fallen from the top spot since the Brexit vote sent sterling plummeting.    more ...


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Expat Focus Financial Update 15 December 2016




Future of EU expats in UK becomes a political issue

The debate over the future of EU expats living in the UK has now become a political issue with a new campaign demanding that these expats be given the right to remain after Brexit.

The group, called The Three Million, say they want assurances that EU expats will not be used as bargaining chips in any negotiations.    more ...


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Why Is Demand For European Property Climbing Among British Investors?

(c) Mark Gilbert on Wikipedia

(c) Mark Gilbert on Wikipedia

In a recent report, TheMoveChannel.com says British buyers are still in love with buying European property and that demand is growing, led by a boom in buying property in Spain.

Indeed, Spain moved into the number one spot for enquiries on the website only to be knocked off when the US took back its number one position in July 2016.    more ...


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Expat Focus Financial Update 01 December 2016




Best country for expats looking for prosperity

The best country in the world for expats looking for prosperity is New Zealand.

The global prosperity index analysed 149 countries. The UK-based Legantum Institute promoted the country from fourth spot last year with the survey not just analysing incomes but other factors too, including employment opportunities and levels of education, personal freedom and the environment among others.    more ...