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Only one in four expats have organised their financial affairs enough for their loved ones to easily take them over when they die. A new study from financial firm Royal London revealed the glaring problem – and highlighted that 10% of us believe out finances are too complicated for someone...
Financial watchdogs in Thailand are continuing a relentless crack down on unregulated pension advisers. Following a complaint from an unnamed expat who lost money following pension and investment advice offered by Bangkok firm EMM Consulting, the Economic Crime Suppression Division of the Royal Thai Police have opened an investigation. Police say...
Expats are finding buying a home increasing difficult the world over as stricter lending rules and rising taxes restrict their opportunities. Many governments see expat property owners as a cash cow because they can tax property easier than other assets because moving bricks and mortar is harder than hiding other...
Bank of England governor Mark Carney’s grand plans for interest rates are another kick in the teeth for expats. The former governor, Mervyn King, did little to help retired expats on a fixed income by engineering the lowest official interest rate ever – 0.5%. The rate has sat at that level...
Some interesting times are ahead for savers as the Bank of England gets set to ratchet up rates. Bank governor Mark Carney has hinted that he expects interest rates to settle between 2% and 3% by 2017. The likelihood is rates will not move until after next year’s General Election. However future...
The Ice Bucket Challenge that has raised millions of pounds for charity has gone global – with some new twists for expats. The challenge is aimed at raising awareness for motor neurone disease charities, but the craze has swept around the world with challengers settling some scores with adversaries. Taking part...

US Economy Gaining Momentum

The US has greatly improved in a number of ways this past year and the government are now strongly considering tapering the Quantitative Easing program. The US market is more competitive than it has been in the past 4 years according to the ranking system of the World Economic Forum....
Shoppers are getting ready to bag some online bargains as retailers slash prices as the annual Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales approach. A host of deals are expected across the board and some stores, such as Amazon and Asda – the UK brand of American discounter Walmart – stretch...
British expats in the USA who want to vote in the forthcoming Presidential Elections have been urged to apply for full citizenship as soon as possible. Many expat green card holders live permanently in the States without taking up citizenship, but cannot take part in federal elections. If they want to...
Visiting the Gulf States for expats and holidaymakers is about to become a lot easier with the introduction of a free travel area. Senior officials are ready to implement cross-border travel between the six Gulf States without the need for visas. Millions of expats live and work in the states, plus...
Everyone likes a holiday, but expats are in for a shock if they expect masses of time off to enjoy themselves in some countries. And some governments are a lot more generous than others in offering paid leave. Expats should look to Austria and Malta as the two nations with the...
Canada is upgrading immigration rules for expats for the first time in nearly 40 years. Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander has unveiled a raft of comprehensive reforms designed to streamline moving to Canada for expats. The plan is to process citizenship applications in less than 12 months by cutting out...
It’s good for couples to talk about their plans for retirement, but too few bother and end up in a financial mess, according to a new survey. At least a quarter of couples aged 40 have not talked about retirement and half are clueless about how much retirement income they...
British Brexit secretary David Davies says agreement has been reached with the EU over pensions for expats – but that the EU needs to show more flexibility in talks. Without revealing details, he briefed MPs in Westminster on the progress of Brexit talks. He confirmed pension rights for British expats as...
Financial regulators are warning expats about the risks of taking part in foreign currency exchange trading. The alert follows the conviction of an unlicensed forex trader at Southwark Crown Court, London. Alex Hope was convicted on a fraud charge after pleading not guilty. He also admitted running an unauthorised collective investment...