Why Brits Want To Move Abroad To Work

Why Brits Want To Move Abroad To Work

Global cities tend to have large expat populations – from the waiter on your table at lunch to the senior executive you report to at work. New research has looked at the lifestyle and work expectations of thousands of these expats – including Britons who want to move overseas and those who have already made the jump. The study, by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has combined the results in to a top 10 list of why British workers would … MUST READ

Bill Gates Tops USA Rich List For 21st Year In A Row

Bill Gates Tops USA Rich List For 21st Year In A Row

Microsoft founder Bill Gates sits atop the prestigious Forbes 400 rich list of the wealthiest individuals in the United States for the 21st year in a row. Like the rest of the rich in America, Gates is gaining wealth as stock market values of listed companies increases. His personal net worth … MUST READ

Six Figure Earners Feel Hard Up And Hard Done By

Six Figure Earners Feel Hard Up And Hard Done By

If you are one of Britain’s top 1% of earners with a £100,000 plus salary, apparently a six figure income doesn’t go that far towards paying school fees and maintaining a large home. The families feeling the pinch earn between £100,000 and £370,000, according to a new study. The top earners … MUST READ

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£120,000 Cash Bonanza Awaiting Missing Customer

Cash Bonanza Awaiting Missing Customer

Financial life and pensions giant Standard Life is trying to track down expats who have not claimed a share of a multimillion pay out when the firm went public in 2006. The company has £113 million stashed away and has started a major campaign to find around 280,000 customers who are entitled to … [Read more...]

Currency

Strong Pound Is Good News For Expat Spenders

Strong Pound Is Good News For Expat Spenders

A stronger pound is good news for expats who have more spending power overseas. Sterling has seen a steady rise against other major currencies over recent months, and the signs are that as the UK economy outpaces recovery in Europe, the gap will continue to widen between the value of the pound … [Read more...]

Investments

What Does Ethical Really Mean For Investors?

What Does Ethical Really Mean For Investors

Investors are keen to buy in to ethical funds and companies but feel they do not have enough information to make their investment decisions, according to new research. Around two-thirds of investors want to put money into ethical investments, buy more than half (57%) want to know more about the … [Read more...]

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Uneasy Ukraine Faces Election Unrest

Uneasy Ukraine Faces Election Unrest

Expats and travellers are warned that stability in The Ukraine may worsen as parliamentary elections are taking place. Election day is October 26, 2014, but the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is concerned that demonstrations may turn violent in the run-up period. The FCO has told … [Read more...]

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Triple Terror Alert For British Expats In France

Triple Terror Alert For British Expats In France

French authorities have issued a security alert for expats and travellers after a series of terrorist incidents. The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) have backed up the warning by expressing three major concerns for expats and tourists in the country. Topping the list is an expected … [Read more...]

Currency

Debt Default Crippling The Peso For Argentina

Debt Default Crippling The Peso For Argentina

Argentina’s debt problems are dragging the economy into a downward spiral as the central bank’s foreign currency reserves dry up. Another devaluation of the peso could be on the way as the price of imports starts to increase, inflation bites and investors send their cash out of the country. To … [Read more...]

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Whoever Wins Poll, Brazil Looks Set To Lose

Whoever Wins Poll, Brazil Looks Set To Lose

Election crunch time is fast approaching for Brazil – and the outcome is uncertain for investors. As one of the world’s leading powerhouse economies, who wins at the polls has a significant impact on whether investors stick or twist with this influential emerging market. Not so long ago, the … [Read more...]

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Empty Words Put Eurozone In Downward Spiral

Empty Words Put Eurozone In Downward Spiral

Financial inertia has seen inflation in the Eurozone drop to the lowest level for five years and the threat of deflation is starting to cast a shadow over the region’s recovery. Political prevarication has shackled the European Central Bank (ECB) for years as president Mario Draghi has rattled … [Read more...]

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Expats Halt Bulldozers From Demolishing Homes

Expats Halt Bulldozers From Demolishing Homes

Thousands of British expats who unknowingly bought illegally built homes in Spain have the hope of winning compensation after a landmark court case. A court in Almeria, Andalusia, has ordered a property developer to pay more than £100,000 to four home owners who bought properties believing the … [Read more...]

Tax

FATCA Scam Alert As Fraudsters Strike Worldwide

FATCA Scam Alert As Fraudsters Strike Worldwide

Hundreds of thousands of banks and financial institutions across the world are on alert after Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) scammers have tried to access financial information about US taxpayers. The warning from the US Internal Revenue Service was triggered as reports of phishing … [Read more...]

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Expat Guide To Driving In The UAE

Expat Guide To Driving In The UAE

Driving in the United Arab Emirates can be a nerve-wracking experience for expats, according to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). Drivers do not always show the same discipline behind the wheel as expats would expect back in Britain, says online guidance. While the World Health … [Read more...]