Lifestyle

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Struggling Forex Broker Bought Flats With Company Funds

A forex broker whose company was approaching financial meltdown switched £1.05 million from a business account to buy two apartments in Dubai in a relative’s name. Ehsan Tayefi, aged 39, from South West London, was the director of Numex Foreign Exchange Corporation (UK) Ltd. The company carried out foreign currency exchanges through a major platform … Read more

Support For Dropping Helicopter Cash Takes Off

The time for more governments to consider dropping helicopter money on households trapped in dire financial straits due to the coronavirus outbreak is with us, says financial experts. Central banks are running out of weapons and strategies to counter the bottom falling out of the world economy as the deadly illness threatens to hold nations … Read more

Cost Of Living Overseas Is A Shock For Expats

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The cost of living in a new country is a concern for many expats who find their bills are higher than expected. Half are forking out more than planned after moving, research by Axa Global Healthcare reveals. Expats with families are especially hard hit, with 40% shocked by the cost of higher education and one … Read more

Spending Cash Is Becoming A Thing Of The Past

The days of handing over cash could be numbered as the economy is in a shift to digitisation, warn campaigners. New laws are needed to protect the pound in the pocket, says lobby group Access to Cash Review. And they are calling on Chancellor Rishi Sunak to take urgent action to protect spending money in … Read more

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

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

Claiming UK State Pension As An Expat

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Many expats rely on their state pension payments to make ends meet, but can Britain be relied on to top up the payments in line with inflation each year? Unfortunately, for many retired expats the answer is no unless they live in one of a few selected places that have a special agreement with Britain. … 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

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

Record Number Of Over 70s Still Working

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Age is no bar to working in retirement with record numbers of the over 70s refusing to stay at home, according to official data. The number of over 70s choosing to work after retirement has risen steadily every year for the past decade, peaking at 497,946 in the first three months of 2019. That’s an … Read more