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The US Federal Reserve rate hike really came as no surprise after weeks of hints and signals from chair Janet Yellon. The Fed hitched up the official interest rate in the US by 0.25% to 0.5% - the first increase in seven years. Yellen confirmed the rate increase after a two-day...
Financial mistakes have a habit of catching up on consumers who have regrets about how they managed their money when they were younger. Around two-fifths (43%) told a survey that their lives were blighted by past errors and two-thirds (64%) wished they had looked after their money better. Even one in...
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...
Fraud investigators are bracing themselves for a record number of claims as thousands of investors are losing money to scammers. More than 8,000 frauds have been received by the police’s National Fraud Intelligence Bureau this year already. But one of the NFIB’s main tools for collecting data - the Action Fraud...

New Saudi Laws For Marrying

Expats have to pass some astonishing strict new tests if they want to marry in Saudi Arabia. In a country with a notorious regime that severely represses the rights of women, the new rules make a mockery of marrying for love and instead demand Saudis tick a list of boxes...
Expats seeking jobs in the United Arab Emirates are chasing fewer vacancies as recruitment stalls. The number of vacancies advertised online has dropped by almost a third (31%), compared with jobs available 12 months ago. The slump is not across the board, though, as some sectors are showing more resilience. The figures...
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...
Problems with complying with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) are leading to huge numbers of American expats ripping up their passports. More than 770 Americans renounced US citizenship in the third quarter of this year, up 39% on the previous quarter, says the Federal Register. The Federal Register is...
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 his sabre...
Expats are facing restrictions on living and working in some popular destinations as governments try to tackle local nationalism and unemployment issues. Several countries that once welcomed expats are now considering turning their backs on foreign workers. In Switzerland, a referendum on Sunday (February 16, 2014) will decide whether to cap...
British expats who want to make some money from investing in buy to let from overseas have a new lender in a dwindling market. Few lenders offer borrowing to expats because someone living overseas fails a UK credit check and is outside the arm of the law if the deal...
Laws governing what happens to an estate when someone dies without a will have undergone their first major shake-up in almost 100 years. Old intestacy rules laid down in 1925 have been swept away by The Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Act 2014 to simplify who inherits from an estate. The act...
Uncertainty in Britain, Europe and North America because of Brexit and US Presidential election fears have knocked back the demand for gold. The call for the precious metal dropped by 10% for the third quarter of 2016, compared to the same period last year. Only steady investment in exchange trade products...
Money for paying expats expensive benefits packages is drying up – even in the oil and gas rich Middle East. Most professionals moving to the Gulf States pick up a much-reduced package compared with just five years ago, according to new research. The study revealed: Almost every professional consider a benefit...
Chancellor George Osborne’s Summer Budget was loaded with tax changes – and several will have a major impact on buy to let landlords. Just how far the tax changes will bite depends on if the landlord trades as an individual or a company. Here are the major changes: Income Tax personal allowance...