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Best And Worst Cities To Live For Expats

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The Syrian capital of Damascus is rated the worst place to live in after suffering from years of civil war, according to a new global survey. The city scored a measly 30.7 points out of an ideal score of 100 to come bottom from 140 cities in the 2019 Economist Liveability Survey. Not far behind … Read more

No Deal Brexit State Pension Bombshell For Expats

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The British government will safeguard state pension uplifts for expats in Europe for three years after Brexit – with future rises dependent on negotiating a new agreement. The hammer blow was meant to reassure state pensioners overseas, but has had the opposite effect. Around 222,000 British expats live in the European Economic Area (EEA), together … Read more

Cremations Are A Hot Trend For Funerals

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People have grave concerns about a traditional funeral and are opting for cremations instead. Four out of five funerals in the UK are cremations and relatives and loved ones are looking for more memorable and unique ways to celebrate their loss. Spreading ashes has become more important than the funeral service, with families and friends … Read more

Share Tipster’s Ad Claims Were Misleading

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A UK consumer watchdog is warning investors to watch out for companies making misleading claims about share tip services online. The warning follows an investigation into a firm trading as Stockmarket Insider. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) picked up three complaints from rival investment web site and magazine The Motley Fool. The complaints alleged three … Read more

Police Tackle Record Number Of Investment Frauds

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 web site – was … Read more

Men Take More Risks With Their Money Than Women

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Men are more likely to take risks when investing their money than women, who are much more conservative with their cash. One in four men will invest any spare cash they have in riskier investments, compared to one in six women. But just over half of men (51%) are confident that their investments will deliver … Read more

Six Spending Hacks That Will Save You Money

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Adding these six saving hacks to your investment tool kit could make all the difference to when you start a comfortable retirement. The aim is to help you shift from someone who spend, spend, spends on stuff to a saver who hangs on to their money by making sensible financial decisions. No one is advocating … Read more

Tory rebel talks expat voting bill out of time

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Conservative MP Phillip Davies appears to have conspired with Labour opponents to see off moves to give expats living overseas for more than 15 years the right to vote in UK elections. He filibustered the Overseas Electors Bill 2017-19 despite the private members bill winning government backing. The bill aimed to scrap the 15 year … Read more

The 10 Friendliest Countries That Welcome Expats

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Living among sociable locals makes life easier for expats – but where are the world’s friendliest countries? A new survey reveals that the warmest welcome is in Mexico, where it’s not just the weather that’s hot but the attitude of the locals as well. Nine out of 10 expats responding to a survey by the … Read more

What Sort Of Home Does $1 Million Buy For An Expat?

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Just what does a million dollars buy a wealthy expat looking for a home in one of the world’s thriving cities? Not as much as you would like to think, according to research by international property consultants Knight Frank. Researchers looked at real estate listings in 20 cities and found that $1 million would buy … Read more