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10 Things To Think About Before You Move Abroad In Your Middle Age

Will Hewitson, FC Exchange

Will Hewitson, FC Exchange

So, you’ve decided to pack up and move abroad in your middle age and are excited to start your journey, but what do you need to consider before you go?

Whether you’re in your mid-thirties or mid-fifties, we’ve covered ten top areas to consider so you can start your new life abroad as prepared as possible.    more ...


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What Could Higher Interest Rates Mean For Your Overseas Property Purchase?




Whether you’re looking to buy a house overseas on the coast to soak up some vitamin D, or you’re just wanting to move money abroad on a regular basis, you’ll want to ensure you’re getting a great exchange rate. But could you soon receive less currency for your money because of central banks and their interest rates?    more ...


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The Lifestyles And Cultures Of Great Expat Locations

Will Hewitson, FC Exchange

Will Hewitson, FC Exchange

Whether you’re dreaming of sunny days in Cyprus and Spain, or want to soak up the culture in France and Portugal, there are some amazing expat locations out there just waiting to be uncovered. Some of these are listed below.    more ...


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Understanding Exchange Rates for Your Overseas Property Purchase

Will Hewitson, FC Exchange

Will Hewitson, FC Exchange

Moving abroad can be a long process with a never-ending to-do list – buy a house, find a job, learn a new language, find the kids a new school, transfer savings overseas – the checklist can be daunting to say the least. One of the most important things you can research before you go is your new destination’s currency and what causes it to fluctuate.    more ...


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Relocation Destinations For The Politically Minded And Socially Progressive Expat

Will Hewitson, FC Exchange

Will Hewitson, FC Exchange

Had enough of Brexit and fancy a change? Maybe you’re tired of the political squabbles between parties, referendums, and surprise snap-elections? If you’re looking to escape Britain and head somewhere different, there are loads of places you can relocate to that cater for those seeking culture, new adventure, and political diversity.    more ...


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5 Reasons to Move to the Glittering Shores of Cyprus

Will Hewitson, FC Exchange

Will Hewitson, FC Exchange

Bright blue waters, world renowned clean sandy beaches, and a Mediterranean lifestyle – it’s no wonder Cyprus is an alluring destination for many expats hoping to live life in shorts and a t-shirt. There is a myriad of reasons to relocate to the sun-soaked island and any one of them might be enough to see you booking a one-way ticket to paradise—whether it’s to spend your days out on the water or your evenings enjoying quality time with delicious local delicacies. If you’re more economically minded, you may choose to move for the strengthening economy with falling unemployment. Here are a few of our favourite reasons to relocate to sunlit Cyprus.    more ...


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Destination Canada – All The things You Need To Know If You’re Emigrating To North America

Will Hewitson, FC Exchange

Will Hewitson, FC Exchange

Sprawling forests, epic mountains, glass lakes, tumbling rivers and sunny cities are just some of the reasons why Canada’s landscape is so fantastic. The country is sparsely populated with friendly locals and there are plenty of French speaking regions to give you a chance to flex your language skills. Canada spans 9,984,670km and is so large it has six time zones, not to mention laying claim to the world’s longest coastline with a distance of 202,080km.    more ...


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Buying Property In Europe? Here’s What Your Money Will Get You And Where

Will Hewitson, FC Exchange

Will Hewitson, FC Exchange

Glistening shores with warm sand to walk on, cities filled to the brim with culture you watch on travel programmes, new languages to learn, exciting food to eat, winding alleyways holding mysterious adventures, and spacious property you’d only ever dreamed of…    more ...


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Expat Top Tips For Transferring Currency Overseas

Will Hewitson, FC Exchange

Will Hewitson, FC Exchange

If you’re moving abroad on a secondment with an employer, to retire, or to seek a better work-life balance with your young family, the switch from UK resident to becoming an expat can feel daunting.

And even when you’re living overseas as an expat you will need to think about the ongoing need to make regular currency transactions. For most, the funds you transfer to buy your property are the first of many payments.    more ...


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What Does It Take To Become An Expat? Some Things To Consider

Will Hewitson, FC Exchange

Will Hewitson, FC Exchange

By the end of this article it may well seem that the purpose of it has been to put anyone off the idea of ever becoming an expat but it really isn’t! All it is aimed at doing is promoting some thought around what aspects of life need to be given consideration and making sure you have some things in place.

If you are a British expat does it mean accepting that ‘The Full English’ isn’t a global phenomenon and that tea will never taste the same again?

If you are an American expat does it mean that you have to accept that Thanksgiving and July 4th will not be the big celebrations that you have been used to?    more ...