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Expat In UAE, Saudi? Win An Amazon Alexa

Expat Network would like to hear your views about working abroad and we’re working with Research Plus Ltd to run an independent survey. The results will be completely anonymous and will only be used for research purposes. To thank you for completing this survey, you will be entered into a prize draw to win an Amazon Alexa. This survey should take 5 ...

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Sponsored: Five Tips To Avoid Culture Shock

Moving to a new country is very exciting but adapting to a new culture can be stressful and make you feel confused and disorientated. Preparing your expatriation to a new country should be coupled with in-depth research of your new country in order to avoid culture shock. By AGS Movers When you move to a foreign country you should allow yourself an adjustment period to adapt to the new country’s c ...

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Property Or Pension For Retirement Savings?

My wife and I have been expats since 2000 and are likely to return to the UK this year. We have invested in UK property as a ‘retirement fund’ but have heard that new capital gains tax rules may affect our returns. We have been offered a qualifying non-UK pension scheme (QNUPS) as an alternative. Would this help? Stuart Ritchie, chartered financial planner & chartered wealth manager with expat ...

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New Expat Mortgage Calculator Launched

Skipton International has launched an upgraded online calculator, giving expat mortgage customers a quick guide to loan options. The calculator uses information such as property value and rental income to show customers the maximum amount they would be able to borrow, along with estimated monthly repayment costs, based on Skipton’s mortgage offerings for the requested term. It can also give a mort ...

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US Expat Tax: Don’t Lose Your Passport!

If you are an American have seriously delinquent tax debt, IRC 7345 authorises the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to certify that to the State Department. The department generally will not issue or renew a passport to you after receiving certification from the IRS.   Upon receiving certification, the State Department may revoke your passport. If the department decides to revoke it, prior to revoca ...

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Move To Europe During Brexit?

Do you think that now is a good time to relocate to the continent? I am not sure how things are going to pan out, and whether it would be better to move to France or Spain in the current Brexit climate. Jason Porter of expat financial advisory firm Blevins Franks answered this question. “Whether it would a good idea to relocate to the continent will depend upon a number of factors, and an awful lo ...

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US Expat Tax Deadlines You Need to Know

We are quickly approaching the first of several US tax deadlines – and as an American abroad, it’s time to begin preparing to file your US expat taxes. Since your reporting and filing requirements can be a bit more complex while living abroad, being prepared well in advance can set your mind at ease when it comes to staying compliant with the IRS. By David McKeegan Here are the most important dead ...

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Top Savings Rates For Expats – March

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.   By Iain Yule See the article ‘British Expats – Do You Need An Offshore Bank Account?’.   The best current offering for sterling offshore savers is Standard Bank’s 1.2%, if you have £10,000 and can give 196 days’ notice ...

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Ranking Top Ten Expat Retirement Destinations

Many people on the verge of retirement see a change of scenery abroad as the perfect life move, when relaxation and indulgence take over following long careers that may have spanned over 40 years. While retirement options differ from person to person, the general consensus is that ending your working commitments and retiring abroad is something to look forward to. However, deciding exactly where t ...

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