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Top Savings Rates For Expats – February

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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Talent Shortage To Drive Growth In Salaries In Oil And Gas Sector

The 2019 Global Energy Talent Index Report (GETI), the annual energy recruitment and employment trends report, has been published and against a background of rising oil prices shows increased optimism in the oil and gas job market. The GETI from Swift and Energy Jobline reports 65% of workers believe that their pay will increase in the next year with only 5% expecting a fall.   39% think their pay ...

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Life As An Expat – A Positive Experience

The latest HSBC Expat Explorer Survey certainly paints a positive picture of life as an expat. Expats say that the move has given them a more positive outlook in life (41%), a better overall quality of life (52%) and a better work/life balance (53%). Financially it is rewarding, with US$99,900 reported as the average expat income up 25% over their earnings at home.  14% even indicate that they hav ...

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Five Ways Expats Can Integrate Themselves In A New Country

There are many challenges when moving to another country.  Kevin Melton of AXA – Global Healthcare offers some practical advice on how to adapt to life abroad, rather than being overwhelmed Written for Expat Network by Kevin Melton, Sales and Marketing Director, AXA – Global Healthcare   Moving to a new location can be as daunting as it is exciting. Whether you’re moving 100, 1,000 or even 10 ...

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Skipton Extends Expat Lending To Include Studio Apartments

Skipton International, who provide buy-to-let mortgages for British expats in England, Wales and Scotland, has responded to the increasing demand for all types of investment buy-to-let property, by extending the terms of its mortgage proposition to include studio apartments valued at £250,000 and above. Broadening the scope of its lending criteria will offer Skipton’s customers a wider range of po ...

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Top 5 Secrets To Learning Any Language Faster

When moving to a new country there are many challenges.  Learning a new language has many challenges and many advantages.  Fluency Corp give their top tips to help you to learn a new language. Written exclusively for Expat Network by Fluency Corp   Speaking the local language makes every aspect of adjusting to life in a new country easier. You’ll work more efficiently, navigate daily li ...

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The Best Places In The World To Work

HSBC’s annual Expat Explorer Survey ranks Germany as the best place to work in the world followed by Bahrain and the UK.  A period working abroad can be the key to unlocking a more confident, creative and adaptable you according to HSBC, as it announces the best countries in the world to work abroad. The survey of more than 22,000 expatriates from the world’s leading international bank reveals tha ...

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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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