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Top Savings Rates For Expats – December

Here are the latest expat savings rates. Many expats can benefit from using offshore bank savings accounts. They are useful for working in different currencies and for gathering interest without deduction of taxes. See the article ‘British Expats – Do You Need An Offshore Bank Account?’ The best current offering for sterling offshore savers (with n ...

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How Does English Proficiency Rank Around The World

Less than a quarter of the world’s English-speakers are ‘natives’ and this is likely to decline further as English becomes increasingly popular as a second language.  As globalization moves relentlessly forward English is increasingly the language of business as well as for research and other sectors.  Proficiency in the language varies enormously around the world leading to very different experie ...

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Which Are The 10 Healthiest Countries To Relocate To?

Deciding to move your life to a different country is a huge step and not one to be taken lightly. From learning a foreign language to country politics and environmental quality, there are a number of factors to take into account when you first start looking at a potential country to call home. Written exclusively for Expat Network by Compare the Market   Despite the obvious factors such as ca ...

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Spain Tops The Table Of Dream International Moves

Brits are dreaming of a new life in the Spanish sun, according to new research carried out by Opinium on behalf of AnyVan.com, the home moving company.   Spain Tops the Table of Dream International Moves Spain is the most popular destination for UK residents fantasising of a move overseas, with 13% of the respondents picking it as their number one choice according to AnyVan.com. Those dreamin ...

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Migrants To Live In Regional Areas: Government Plans

Interstaff have outlined the latest on plans for Australia’s new migrants to live in regional areas to reduce the impact on the main cities in Australia. Written by Alana Parera of Interstaff 9 October, 2018   Australia’s Population and Urban Infrastructure Minister, Alan Tudge today confirmed the Government is progressing plans to develop a new landmark population policy that will introduce ...

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Streamlined Filing: How to Catch Up on Your Taxes Penalty-Free

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 30th and join Greenback Expat Tax Services for a FREE, live webinar on how to utilize the Streamlined Filing Procedures to catch up on 3+ years of late taxes, penalty-free.  Host David McKeegan, Co-Founder of Greenback will be joined by one of Greenback’s Streamlined Filing experts, and they will share more on: Who is required to file expat taxes What to do ...

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Singapore Tops HSBC Expat Explorer Survey Again

The HSBC Expat Explorer survey marks its 11th year and more than 22,000 people who have made the move to live abroad were questioned about their new life. Singapore is rated the best destination for the fourth year in a row, followed closely by New Zealand, Germany, Canada and Bahrain. This survey gives a wide range of information for each of 31 countries about the impact on the expat experience o ...

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Why Does Your Expat Health Insurance Premium Go Up Each Year?

So this is the time of the year. You receive your health insurance bill and are frustrated to find that you need to pay more this year. As a matter of fact, health insurance premiums seem to increase so naturally each year that you may stop asking why. But have you ever wondered, other than inflation, what are the other factors that affect the cost of health insurance globally? This article was wr ...

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Migrants To Australia To Be Banned From Melbourne And Sydney

Australia has announced that it plans to bring in new rules to help to reduce the number of new immigrants choosing to settle in its biggest cities, Sydney and Melbourne and alleviate pressure on housing, schools, healthcare and public transport.  With immigration likely to be an issue in the next election and the coalition of Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, trailing in the polls this is seen as a ...

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How To Renounce US Citizenship, The Costs And Implications

Reports consistently point to the increasing numbers of Americans considering renouncing their US citizenship with the burden of citizenship-based taxation as the major driver.  Up until 2009 there were less than 750 people renouncing their US citizenship annually.  This increased to 1,500 in 2010 and continued to grow peaking in 2016 at 5,409 with a marginal drop to 5,132 in 2017.  The numbers ar ...

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