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Financial regulators dealt with a staggering 2.18 million complaints from consumers in the closing six months of last year. High Street banks top the list – with Barclays Bank heading the table with 276,626 gripes from customers. Lloyds Bank, with 242,782 complaints followed, while the Bank of Scotland was third with...

Woman on Board

A report released earlier this week shows new figures of women in executive positions in FTSE 100 companies. The report called “Women on Boards” has many celebrating the progress that most companies have made in appointing women to high ranking positions in successful businesses. ‘Women on Boards’ pointed out that 94...
The quiet across Europe was deafening as British MPs voted to ask for a Brexit extension. Normally white hot social media accounts peddling European Union propaganda fell silent. The cut-throat antics at Westminster is shocking as MPs throw off the shackles of party political allegiance in a maelstrom of blood letting...
New York has nudged ahead as the world’s number one financial centre, according to new research. London was toppled from the top spot and sits in second place followed by Hong Kong and Singapore. The rankings were compiled from looking at factors including business environment, financial progress, infrastructure, human capital and...
Nigeria zoomed to the top of the list as Africa’s biggest economy over night – thanks to some smart mathematics. Apparently, Nigeria outstripped South Africa’s when government economists changed the way they measured growth. The new calculation immediately increased GDP by 89%. However, the jobless rate among under 25s is reckoned at...
Staying connected online is vital for expats - so where are the countries with the best digital services? Expat group InterNations has polled thousands of expats around the world to find the best - and worst - connected countries. The results are published in the report Digital Life Abroad. Expats were asked...
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) is warning British expats, business travellers and holidaymakers to stay away from a long list of global trouble spots. Top of the list are the five West African nations struggling to deal with the deadly Ebola virus. Sierra Leone and Liberia have declared a state...
With the 2014 FIFA World Cup taking place in Brazil plus the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games scheduled for 2016, major construction works are taking place to ensure the country is ready for the large influx of tourists, workers and athletes. For the World Cup alone, predications state around 600,000...
If you are an expat who has decided to return home, then leaving gracefully is the order of the day – and that requires some planning. So here are some must-do tips – not in any order of importance – to help you break those expat ties: Do talk your leaving...
After a decade of growth, the outlook for sub-Sahara Africa looks bleak as economies start to rapidly slow, says the International Monetary Fund. Growth forecasts have been slashed to 3.75%, the lowest level for six years, in the latest African Economic Outlook. However, the IMF feels growth could spurt again next...
Thousands of British expats and travellers behaving badly or in trouble abroad called on embassies and consulates overseas for help last year. Astonishingly, just 20 countries accounted for nearly three-quarters of all the cases. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has compiled a list of the countries where British nationals are...
Salaries for foreign workers are going up quicker than last year – but those in emerging markets may see wage cuts, according to new research. Expats and overseas workers will enjoy higher pay in many countries, especially Europe where a recovery led by Ireland and Greece is under way. However, a...
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...
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has pledged pensions and salaries will be paid despite bank cash machines starting to run out of cash. Displaying a siege mentality, he made a defiant speech to the nation that was aimed more at Eurozone finance ministers and the International Monetary Fund. He wants to...
Share dealers are failing to consider the best interests of customers when trading shares, commodities and fixed income financial products, says the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). FCA investigators looked at 36 banks and wealth managers and how they handled best execution for customers. The review found most flouted FCA rules and...