Keeping You In Business.
The life of a contractor or freelancer is not always plain sailing, but Kingsbridge are here to protect you and your business when the unexpected does happen.
We understand how important it is to arrange insurance cover through a company that really understands the specific challenges you face. Kingsbridge Contractor Insurance offer in-depth experience working with contractors in the engineering and energy sectors.
Getting appropriate cover in place to work in the oil and gas sector is often expensive and hard to find so by working with Kingsbridge we believe we have found a solution to cater for your needs.
The packages offered by Kingsbridge include a range of covers to give you peace of mind and comply with the requirements of most standard contracts.
What Insurances Do I Need?
Professional indemnity – covers you if you are accused of professional negligence, making an error or omission, or giving bad advice which results in your client losing money. This provides cover for legal defence costs and damages awarded against you.
Public liability – provides cover if someone is injured or property is damaged as a result of your actions whilst supplying services. Whether you are on your own premises or at a client’s site, you have a duty to protect anyone who might be affected by your activities. If you fail to do this, you may have to pay substantial compensation.
Employers’ liability – provides protection against claims from employees. It is compulsory for almost all UK businesses. Regardless of your set-up, this is often insisted upon by clients who may require you to comply with a standardised contract.
Personal accident – personal accident insurance protects you financially if the worst happens and you can’t do your job following an injury at work.
Directors’ and officers’’ -if you are a director, you can be held personally liable for your actions when running your business. If someone claims against you, this will cover your legal costs.
The following are designed to suit those working in the oil and gas sector
- Generous cover levels
- Cover for offshore work available
- Cover for the USA and Canada available
- Compliant with industry mutual hold harmless provisions
- Waiver of subrogation
- Worldwide Cover*
*Excludes USA and Canada, except where requested for an extra charge.
Get In Touch.
If you would like discuss your business insurance arrangements in more detail then please get in touch with the Kingsbridge directly on 01242 808 740 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cover can be arranged in minutes, and your insurance documents can be accessed immediately – perfect for when a client is waiting for proof that you have appropriate insurances in place.
You can also get a quick quote here.
Merchiston is the only boys’ independent boarding school in Scotland, offers the English curriculum, and has a global, outward-looking dimension. The School takes pride in specializing in the education of boys and preparing them for the world, developing aspirational, and sensitive, yet gentle-men! Think about a wonderfully caring and nurturing family environment, where boys learn to like learning more.
With an ethos based on traditional values, Merchiston encourages self-reliance and independence, as well as respect for and tolerance of others. The main objective is to motivate pupils to try their hardest and to strive to achieve the highest levels possible in all areas – firstly academic, then cultural, sporting, leadership, and simply living together as part of a community.
Another aspect of the boys-only philosophy is that time is regularly set aside to meet girls from our sister schools. This allows the boys to focus on study in school time, but also to have plenty of opportunities to socialize and make friends through curricular, co-curricular, and social links.
We are Spain’s leading independent mortgage broker – established since 2006
Mortgage Direct has become the leading independent mortgage broker in Spain, as confirmed by the main lenders. As a result of the high volume and quality of mortgage business that Mortgage Direct does with the banks, we can offer preferential terms and service to our clients, which are better than the conditions offered if clients go direct to the banks or via our competitors.
We can offer variable rate mortgages from Euribor + 1.35%, fixed rates from 1.7% for 20 years and mortgages without life cover.
Why use Mortgage Direct?
· Best deals available
· Fully independent service
· No obligation advice
· Money back guarantee
· Quotes within 48 hours
· Qualified advisers
· Established since 2006
· Various languages spoken
When British expat Tim Fleming was living in Shanghai he found it was easy enough to find the latest blockbuster movie on DVD or online, but it was completely impossible to get access to UK TV online.
The problem was that when you try to access BBC iPlayer or ITV Hub from overseas you are denied access if you don’t have a UK IP address.
An IP address identifies your location and without a UK IP, you can’t watch UK TV online.
This was a problem Tim and his long time friend Noel Greaves-Lord were determined to fix.
They soon realised that there was an existing solution to the problem, that had until then not been used for accessing online TV, but had been developed purely to offer secure encrypted access to the internet.
The good news was that this VPN (Virtual Private Network) technology also gave you an IP address located in the country where the VPN servers were hosted.
The solution was the get a VPN server based in the UK for Tim and his family to connect through.
With the help of developers and server providers in the UK Tim quickly had a UK IP, and therefore access to all his favourite television online in the UK.
The demand from friends and colleagues was so great that in 2009 My Expat Network was born
My Expat Network provides a piece of software that you can quickly and easily download onto your PC Mac or Laptop, that sits on you desktop, allowing you to turn on and off the VPN. It utilises your existing internet connection, but once connected the VPN routes through the My Expat Network servers in the UK .
The subsequent huge growth in sales of mobile phones and tablets led to the development of Apps such as BBC iPlayer , ITV Hub. 4OD and FIVE, and this new pattern persuaded My Expat Network to develop their own mobile App for iOS and Android.
You can now download the My Expat Network Pro App from the App Store and Google play. The App pre configures the VPN on your device without any need to change settings or add information. It is a fantastic solution to UK TV on the go.
It is now possible to have the My Expat Network VPN on all of your devices, PC, Mac, laptop, mobile and tablet with up to 5 simultaneous connections.
MyExpatTaxes is a one-of-a-kind expat tax software where any U.S. expat can do their taxes smoothly and in less than 30 minutes. All U.S. Tax Forms and FBAR are in one place, all for one fixed price. Everything is online and for an affordable flat fee of 149 Euro.
As the world becomes more mobile, Americans are looking to add international experience to their resumes. The positive in all of this is that it adds cultural experience to one’s personal life, whereas the negative being major tax issues. U.S. citizens living and working abroad are by law required to report their worldwide income and foreign accounts every year.
While some expats do have very complex tax profiles, many don’t. People resist paying a tax professional hundreds of dollars every year to take care of something so far removed from them (think: across the ocean). So, the other option? Doing taxes by yourself, but with the tax code being primarily written for Americans living in the States, it’s a struggle. U.S. taxes for American expats are complicated and messy and are the last thing anyone exploring the world wants to do.
Take it from Nathalie Goldstein, who moved abroad from Silicon Valley to Vienna, Austria in 2015 and started working for a foreign subsidiary of an international IT company. She ended up hiring a tax consultant from one of the top tax firms for $500+ just to file. The process was exhausting — sending forms back and forth, paying interest, and false information was given to the IRS — claiming Goldstein lived in Australia (it’s Austria). That’s why Goldstein took it upon herself to develop a solution to a problem 9+ million American expats face.
Partnering up with engineering masterminds Markus Finster and Joachim Niederreiter, the team created MyExpatTaxes — a one-of-a-kind expat tax software where any U.S. expat can do their taxes smoothly and in less than 30 minutes. All U.S. Tax Forms and FBAR are in one place, all for one fixed price. Everything is online and for an affordable flat fee of 149 Euro. The system itself is backed up by a wealth of research and labor from expat tax expertise along with a user-friendly look and feel. So rest assured, customers are in good hands.
MyExpatTaxes allow American expats to plug in their tax information and numbers, and the software takes care of the rest — giving them peace of mind. The software is new, and first of its kind. There’s nothing yet like it in the world. Expat taxes are really made simple and affordable here. From one expatriate to another, we know how frustrating and expensive this process can be. So let us help you be compliant with the U.S. tax code and avoid double taxation.
Established in 1978, NES Global Talent is an award winning manpower specialist that provides candidates across the Oil & Gas, Power, Construction & Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Chemicals, Mining and IT sectors worldwide. We provide guaranteed staffing solutions, sourced from a global talent pool by a dedicated, discipline specific team of over 500 consultants.
It’s people that deliver projects and with over 45 offices in 28 countries across Europe, Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia and the Middle East, we have access to the best talent wherever it may be in the world. NES Global Talent can offer a full range of staffing solutions: Contract, Permanent (Direct) Hire, Managed Solutions, or a fully outsourced service. These services are complemented by an industry leading support service and mobility package to ensure clients keep hold of the top talent in a compliant manner for as long as they need it.
Contact us: http://www.nesgt.com/contact-us
Newcomers Network is an independent social enterprise and international online portal of information, events and advocacy for people who have moved, either domestically or internationally.
We are based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and host free monthly ‘Living, Working and Networking Events’ on the second Wednesday of each month.
Newcomers Network Information
- Seven Best Settlement Strategies
- Deciding to Move
- Planning to Move
- On Arrival
- Repatriation and Returning Home
- Worldwide Expatriates
Nobel International School Algarve is the largest private school group in the south of Portugal, offering a co-educational day and boarding school with multiple locations for pupils aged 3 to 18. There are currently two campus choices for pre-school and primary, at Lagoa or Lagos, and all senior students are based at Lagoa.
We offer a bi-lingual primary school at Lagos, with a village school feel of 50 children, and a British or Portuguese curriculum at our main campus in Lagoa, where there are 820 students. The primary section here still maintains an independent feel but senior students visit to help as reading buddies.
In the senior international section, students take IGCSEs and A levels and benefit from specialist facilities for Science, ICT, Music and Sport. Students are involved with arts and sciences projects in Portugal and further afield such as CERN, Switzerland and a film festival linked to Seville. Sports teams compete at soccer, athletics, basketball and cross country all over the Algarve and in Lisbon and Porto. Rugby 7s launched at the school in September 2017 and is already proving to be a popular sport and successful team, under the expert coaching of a former Premiership youth coach.
The school´s boarding house for children aged 12 to 18 offers bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, with one or two students per room. This is located 40 minutes´ from Faro Airport and a 15 minute drive from the school campus on the coast at Armaçao de Pêra. For expat families, the option of flexi boarding and weekly boarding can create stability and more freedom for travel due to work. We work closely with our boarding families to achieve the best package for parents, children and the boarding community.
At least 50 per cent of our international leavers enter the top 100 Universities of Europe, including Oxford, Durham, Leeds and UCL. Our newly appointed Head of Sixth Form has vast experience and we offer a programme of individual tutorials and UCAS support, to guide students and parent through the decision-making process. Sixth formers also attend sessions on mindfulness to help prepare them for the change in study demands that A Levels involve.
The school also offers an action-packed English language summer school programme for 12 to 18 year olds. The programme includes: 20 hours of classroom English per week and various local summer-themed activities complemented by the excellent beach side location. Visit http://www.nobelalgarve.com for more information. Summer clubs for children aged 3 to 12 are also available upon enquiry with the front office and these are also open to pupils not yet attending Nobel International School Algarve.
We do not currently host Open Days; instead we welcome you to visit the school at a time convenient to your family, where you can bring your questions and meet the Head of International Section or National Section as well as having a tour of the campus.
The Offshore Company Solutions team has been providing customised corporate solutions since 1992, designed to suit the specific requirements of each individual client. Companies can be formed for providing consulting services, running a business or to hold investments during your time as an expat and even for when you eventually return home.
We incorporate companies and establish bank accounts in all the major offshore jurisdictions and provide a comprehensive administration and accounting support service.
Please visit our website at http://www.offshorecompanysolutions.com for further information or contact us using the details above.
Expat Mortgage Brokers
We are a UK regulated international mortgage broker with a commitment to a truly personal level of service. With over 25 years’ experience, we understand the difficulties expats face when looking for an expat mortgage. We work with a broad range of international UK and European mortgage lenders and offshore banks and building societies to bring you the right expat mortgage product for your own personal circumstances.
We can arrange UK mortgages in sterling and euro mortgages for buyers in France, Spain, Italy and Portugal.
We operate a “no offer, no fee” policy, so you are not exposed to any broking fees, until we secure your mortgage offer.
With our experience, you can be sure the organisations we help you select will understand the complexities of supporting overseas clients. Our personal approach allows us to take the time to understand you specific financial circumstances and what it is you really expect from a financial partner.
UK Registered address:
21 Algarve Road
London SW18 3EQ
Oilfield Solutions (OFS) provides Engineering and Maintenance Solutions to meet the growing needs of the international oil, gas and energy markets. Our stated ambition is to be the product, services or support provider of choice to a wide range of clients in the national and international energy sector.)Our team offer global expertise in the operation, management and maintenance of key assets and related infrastructure. This expertise brings added value for our clients by reducing costs, introducing efficiencies and maintaining the reliability of your processes.
OFS are a people based organisation, many of our technicians have been part of the OFS family since the beginning. We are problem solvers with diverse, cross-sectoral knowledge.
This means that when you partner with OFS, we become fully invested in your success. It is our priority to exceed your expectations.
OneSimCard – Stay in Touch
OneSimCard is an international roaming SIM card which provides quality low-cost mobile phone and data service in over 200 countries. It helps you avoid the high roaming charges you can incur when using regular domestic telecoms carriers’ services abroad. On average, OneSimCard customers enjoy up to 85% savings when using our mobile services internationally as compared to standard international roaming fees.
OneSimCard also allows to keep a local number in the country while you are staying abroad. This offers uninterrupted banking and lowers the cost for your loved ones to stay in touch.
OneSimCard is a convenient and low-cost alternative to many local sim cards. You can add local phone numbers to your SIM in 60+ countries, so there is no hustle of finding and activating a local SIM card.
- 2 phone numbers: Europe & USA, Canada, UK or Australia. Add numbers in 60+ other countries
- Free incoming calls received on EU number in 162 countries. Outgoing calls from 0.02 c/min with SIM VOIP app.
- Mobile data service from $0.01/Mb. Optional Discount plans.
- Free incoming SMS text messages everywhere
- 24/7 Live Technical Support
- And more!
Order OneSimCard international SIM today and start enjoying truly global roaming without the high cost.
Access Your Bank and Other Accounts Abroad. SMS Verification Numbers for Expats and travelers. No SIM Card required.
Banks, credit card companies and other businesses often use SMS text messaging verification in order to allow access to US and Canada based accounts. For Expats and others abroad maintaining a US phone number able to receive SMS texts is challenging and expensive. OneSimCard has the perfect solution for you – US Bank Verification SMS telephone numbers.
This number can receive a verification SMS or call and forward it to the destination of your choice. You can forward to an email or even to a mobile number of another carrier including non-US carriers. The best part – you don’t even need a physical SIM card! Simply order the number online and start verifying in minutes!
Learn more about how 2 Step SMS verification works.
OneSimCard® is a division of Belmont Telecom, Inc., a licensed U.S. interexchange carrier (IXC) providing telecommunications services since 1994, now celebrating 25 years in telecoms. Our goal is to make communication as easy and inexpensive as possible for you, whether you’re using data, texting or calling across town or across the globe.
Global Roaming For Expats
Access bank and other accounts back home with special SMS verification numbers. Save 85% on Data, Calls and SMS in 200+ countries. Get local mobile phone numbers in 65+ countries.
Established in Scotland in 1987, Orion Group achieved consistent growth over the ensuing 27 years and is now an international leader in the provision of personnel to the Engineering Industry.
We manage thousands of contractors from our worldwide network of offices throughout the Americas, the UK and Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific regions – for some of the largest Oil and Gas projects on the planet.
Worldwide Recruitment Solutions, Contract Recruitment, Permanent Recruitment, Managed Services, Manpower Project Services
For more information about our latest vacancies and career opportunities visit http://www.orionjobs.com or follow our LinkedIn page, just search for Orion Group and follow us.
Personal Mail International, PMI, is the pioneer of the Expat Mail, Package, and Prescription forwarding concierge services.
A female HR professional founded PMI 31 years ago. Today the owner and founder continues her vision for personal service as CEO. She leads the USA based, all female team assisting expats around the globe; providing solutions for safe, secure mail handling while following all host country rules and regulations.
A+ BBB rating, Member of ERC, WBENC, and SHRM.
Mention Expat Exchange and receive your last month of service fee free when you sign up for a minimum of 3 months.
Learn about our services and our team here: https://www.personalmailinternational.com
PMR is a British manpower recruitment consultancy, established 1985, specialising in the provision of professional Engineering, Management, Technical and Support Staff to our Clients’ projects UK & Worldwide, in particular Middle East, Africa and Asia.
We are currently updating our database and are keen to hear from professional EPC, Field, HQ & Design Engineers, ie. Project & Construction Managers, Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Instrument & Control, Process with BSc. degree/HNC qualifications. Also QS, Cost, Contracts, Claims, Planning, Quality & HSE, Safety & Traffic Specialists.
For our clients, we offer Database Search, Advertising Consultancy Search & Select, Executive Search & Headhunting & mobilization services.
For companies requiring further information on PMR or if you should like to register your current vacancies and project details, please click here.
If you are seeking new employment opportunities now or in the near future, please send your CV as a word document, with details of your current location and availability.
Skipton International is a leading offshore bank based in Guernsey, Channel Islands. It offers buy-to-let mortgages to British expats and CI residents, and a range of offshore savings accounts.
Specialising in expat needs, Skipton has been serving customers in over 100 countries worldwide for over 20 years. We know the difficulties expats face in obtaining good financial products, and offer personal support and speedy customer service.
Our Savings products have won Moneyfacts Best Offshore Account Provider, or been highly commended and commended over the last three years. We offer a range of offshore savings accounts, including Notice and Easy Access, plus occasional Fixed Rate Bonds.
Skipton launched its range of Expatriate buy-to-let mortgages because we know many British Expats want to buy a residential investment property back home whilst living abroad. We can even offer a decision in principle over the phone with a skilled adviser, or check out our online mortgage calculator (www.skiptoninternational.com/expat-mortgage-illustration).
For information on Skipton’s products please visit http://www.skiptoninternational.com
When you’re exchanging large amounts of money into another currency, getting step-by-step guidance and efficient personal service is more than just helpful. It can make all the difference to the success of your money transfer.
Smart Currency Exchange helps thousands of expats with their currency transfers every year. Whether you’re buying your dream property abroad or selling, emigrating or just sending money to friends and family, Smart Currency Exchange will make sure that your money gets to where you need it, with all the help you need.
For help with your transfers, contact the Smart Currency Exchange team today:
Tel: +44 20 3504 4168
Specialist Mortgage is the leading provider of Australian property finance to international investors.
No other firm can match our history or experience in arranging finance for overseas investors and Australian expatriates.
Specialist Mortgage are the largest Australian mortgage originator operating international. We can provide a quick full lender analysis comparing hundreds of different loan options.
We offer the most flexible lending criteria and repayment options in a range of multi-currency loans.
Book your no cost, no obligation mortgage review today.
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There are many benefits to opening an international bank account, particularly if you travel or work abroad and want to be able to manage your money in different currencies. International banking helps you to be in complete control of your money, wherever you are in the world.
• Simple to open and operate internationally
• 24 / 7 Visa debit card helpline
• Internet Banking access 24 / 7
• Access to money when working or travelling abroad
• Currency consolidated in one place
• Certainty and security with the Isle of Man Depositors’ Compensation Scheme
• Dedicated Personal Banking Team to help you manage your account
Contact us today to find out more.
Telephone number: +44 (0) 1624 643700