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Expats have voted Singapore as the best place to live for four years in a row. Expats say they are drawn to the tiny Asia-Pacific nation to progress their careers (45%), because they felt like a challenge (25%) and to improve the money they earn (38%). With salaries averaging US$162,000, expats...
Singapore has been crowned the favourite city for expats for the fourth time in a row. The Expat Explorer survey from HSBC Bank claims the city state ticks most of the boxes on every expat’s wish list. A financial and technology hub with a stable economy and government, Singapore businesses offer...
Wealthy foreigners living in Britain off the proceeds of illicit cash are targets under a new anti-corruption law. The first ‘unexplained wealth order’ is underway against Zamira Hajiyeva, the wife of former Azerbaijan state banker Jahangir Hajiyev, who was jailed for stealing an estimated £100 million from his employer. Under the...
Sharp practise by businessmen to avoid a company’s pension liabilities when a firm goes bust are under scrutiny. Pre-pack deals which are arrangements directors have made to sell and carry on trading with a company that has gone to the wall, are leaving retirement savers high and dry, claims the...
Scare stories are abounding about what could happen to the UK if politicians fail to hammer out a Brexit deal before the March 2019 deadline. As Brexit Day fast approaches, the British government has published a series of documents outlining what may happen to the economy if no agreement is...
British expats with home thoughts from abroad find getting a mortgage is a challenge. Many of the 4 million Brits choosing to live overseas want to keep their options open by owning a home in the UK. But a government-initiated squeeze on mortgage lending has confined expats to seeking loans from...
Hollywood movie animator Josh Slice has hit the big time with his small animation Lucas the Spider. He has so many orders for his soft toy that was brought to life as a computer animation that he has become a millionaire in less than a month. Slice has had more than...
Everyone likes to benchmark their money against how others are doing - and doing so is a good way to monitor if we are on track for our financial goals. Most of us already have a mental calculator that ticks off milestones in our lives, like when we first applied...
Three out of four people in a couple would rather tell their partners about their finances before they met rather than their dating history. That’s the result of a new survey into relationships and debt. The research also found just under half of people did not feel responsible for helping...
Musicians don’t make money out of selling records or streaming downloads anymore - the big bucks come from live shows. Millions of dollars can come from a world tour and selling ‘merch’ - merchandise like T-shirts, books and clothing - on the door. The list of the biggest earners is not...
It’s important to do your home work when buying a property overseas as a second homer or an expat. You need to sort out your finances well in advance of putting an offer in on that home of your dreams. Here are some points to consider before putting in an offer: Location,...
Offshore finance centres are not the hotbeds of tax evasion everyone seems to believe, according to a new study. Debunking myths about tax havens, think tank the Institute of Economic Affairs argues tax havens have a key economic function helping the wealthy and businesses with tax planning. And although this is...
Riyadh is the expat vacation day capital of the world, according to a new survey. Expats working in the Saudi Arabian city can expect at least 37 days off a year - for days more than Moscow, Russia, the second placed city. Swiss bank UBS looked at vacation days as part...
British expats in the Netherlands are waiting to find out about their fate in the European Union after Brexit. Campaigners have asked the courts in Amsterdam to rule if expats can be EU citizens after Britain leaves the bloc. The Dutch court has referred the decision to the European Courts of...
Expat demand for homes in Spain is surging upwards, according to the latest official figures. After years in the doldrums, the Spanish property market soared by 20% in the last three months of 2017 with more than 110,000 sales - the highest number of sales in the final quarter for...