Articles written by:

Jim Atkins BA (Hons)

Loving life living abroad. Born and bred in the North of the UK, travelled as a student and then settled down in Dubai five years ago. Still writing and blogging about stuff what I find interesting and it happens to be related to being an expat. Hope my articles inform other fellow expats, travellers, nomads somewhere around the world.

Shariah Banks Want To Help Expats Buy Property

Expats struggling to find a home or buy to let mortgage in the UK could find a Shariah compliant mortgage may suit their needs. With...

Switching On To Tech Can Make Life Easier In Retirement

Switching on to the benefits of technology and co-living will make retirement easier for an aging population. The internet of things is changing the way...

Are You An Expat Or An Immigrant?

If you are a Brit abroad for any length of time other than on holiday, how do you think of yourself? Many say they are...

Money Saving Travel Hacks Can Cost A Fortune

Money saving travel hacks can end costing a fortune if flights are cancelled or delayed, warn travel insurers. The firms are warning expats, holidaymakers and...

Counting Down To Tenant Fee Ban In Wales

The clock is ticking down to the start of the tenant fee ban in Wales - but landlords and letting agents are still waiting...

Tax Cuts Spur Landlords To Switch To Company Lets

The number of company landlords had hit a record high after more than a decade in the doldrums. New data for the first six months...

Fed Cuts Interest Rates But Not By Enough, Says Trump

Interest rates are hitting the headlines again more than a decade after they plunged following the global financial crisis. The US Federal Reserve - the...

Price Of Gold Spurred By Central Bank Stockpiling

Demand for gold has climbed to a three-year high mainly due to central banks stockpiling the precious metal. Central banks bought 224.4 tonnes of gold...

TV Celebrity Falls For £1m Pension Scam

Offshore pension scams costing savers up to £4 billion a year are set to become the next big financial scandal, claims a former minister. A...

Oversharing On Social Media Blamed For Fraud Rise

Oversharing ion social media allows fraudsters a way to steal your money without you even realising, warns a leading bank. The trend is blamed on...

How Much Can I Save Into A Pension?

The government encourages workers to save for their retirement by offering a tax top up on savings, but few people know what the limits...

How To Beat The Dragons To Better Venture Capital Returns

Investors can gain better returns than TV’s dragons or most professional venture capitalists by randomly staking their money on start-ups, according to a new...

How Much Tax You Really Pay As An Expat

Everyone suspects one of the main reasons for becoming an expat is paying less tax, but do you really pay less tax if you...

One In Seven Adults Admit They Are Fraudsters

If you are sitting in a room with seven Brits, it’s likely one of you is a fraudster. One in seven Brits have confessed to...

Stunning Switzerland Is Voted Top Expat Destination

Switzerland is the best place for expats to live and work, according to a new survey. The legendary home of mountains, lakes and secretive banks...

CGT Warning For Expats As Tax Breaks Scrapped

Expats with homes to sell in the UK can expect to pay more capital gains tax if the deal does not go through before...

IHT Is Too Complicated, Say Tax Gurus

Tax experts are recommending ministers to take action to simplify inheritance tax rules. The Office of Tax Simplification, an independent government agency looking at how...

Gold Soars As Interest Rate Hopes Boost Markets

The price of gold has soared as President Donald Trump signals the markets that US Federal Reserve will take a more hands-off approach to...

Asian Cities Lead The Way As Most Expensive Place For Expats

The reputation of Asia offering expats a cheap cost of living is fast evaporating as the region is fast becoming the most expensive place...

Trillions Locked In Risky Funds Built On A Lies

Bank of England governor Mark Carney has warned that more investors wanting to withdraw their money may be held hostage by investment funds built...