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Read the latest news and views from around the globe on expat financial matters here. Our team of expert writers look behind the headlines to give an impartial and in-depth analysis of the stories that affect expats wherever they are in the world. The aim is to provide the information expats need to make relevant decisions about their money by reporting what’s going on in the fast moving international financial markets where it’s easy to miss key information. iExpats.com provides this information in an easy to understand and digestible format, giving just as much detail to bring a clearer understanding of the situation but not too much data so that the reader becomes bogged down in the fine print

UK Is Free To Cancel Brexit Without Penalty

European judges have ruled that Britain can pull back from the brink of Brexit and remain a member of the European Union without invoking...

Cryptocurrency Prices – December 7, 2018

The latest trading prices and trends for cryptocurrencies   Bitcoin Ripple XRP Ethereum Bitcoin Cash BTC XRP ETH BCH Today $3,636.25 $0.32 $96.07 $129.33 A week ago $4,252.78 $0.37 $118.01 $213.48 One month ago $6,479.72 $0.55 $219.56 $631.45 Three months ago $6,411.78 $0.28 $215.14 $497.43 A year ago $13,749.77 $0.20 $421.15 $1,349.75 High in year $19,345.19 $2.78 $1,385.02 $3,715.91 Low in year $3,636.25 $0.20 $96.07 $129.33 Market cap this...

Billionaires Are Just Getting Richer

Billionaires belong to an exclusive club that numbers 2,754 people out of the entire world population of 7.6 billion. But their wealth soared by a...

Lots Of Noise But No Decisive Action Over Brexit

The Brexit background noise is rising as politicians battle to make their voices heard before the deal is signed off by European Union leaders...

Cryptocurrency Prices – November 22, 2018

The latest trading prices and trends for cryptocurrencies   Bitcoin Ripple XRP Ethereum Bitcoin Cash BTC XRP ETH BCH Today $4,491.55 $0.43 $134.30 $267.58 A week ago $5,481.90 $0.45 $175.19 $441.83 One month ago $6,482.89 $0.45 $203.60 $449.48 Three months ago $6,538.95 $0.32 $275.83 $529.91 A year ago $8,234.55 $0.23 $360.52 $1,016.45 High in year $19,345.19 $2.78 $1,385.02 $3,715.91 Low in year $4,494.55 $0.20 $133.67 $247.55 Market cap this...

Safety Fears Prompt $1.2bn Airport Face Lift

An overcrowded airport is about to have a $1.2 billion face lift to bring the facilities for passengers into the 21stcentury. Safety fears at check-in...

All’s Not Well With The Price Of Oil

Trouble bubbling over oil prices is expected to hit the markets over coming weeks, claim commodity experts at Goldman Sachs. The US investment banker issued...

UN Expert Slams Misery Of UK’s Austerity Policies

Government austerity measures have inflicted ‘great misery’ with policies aimed at social engineering rather than economic necessity, according to a controversial report from the...

Rudd Takes Over As Pensions And Benefits Supremo

Tory Brexiteer Amber Rudd has taken over as the fourth Work and Pensions Secretary in just over two years. She inherits a chair left vacant...

Pound Drops As Brexit Deal Support Unravels

Markets are poised to move as the UK government’s Brexit deal unfolds with Prime Minister Theresa May making a statement to Parliament. Brexit secretary Dominic...

Cost Of Dying Set To Soar For Wealthy Families

A new stealth tax on families passing wealth across the generations will start to bite from April 2019. That’s the date when the cost of...

Cryptocurrency Prices – November 8, 2018

The latest trading prices and trends for cryptocurrencies   Bitcoin Ripple XRP Ethereum Bitcoin Cash BTC XRP ETH BCH Today $6,487.59 $0.51 $214.36 $594.21 A week ago $6,264.22 $0.40 $199.37 $450.59 One month ago $6,623.31 $0.48 $227.26 $520.73 Three months ago $6,153.41 $0.31 $331.57 $570.32 A year ago $7,444.36 $0.21 $307.35 $617.41 High in year $19,345.19 $2.78 $1,385.02 $3,715.91 Low in year $5,878.13 $0.19 $183.03 $417.55 Market cap this...

Markets Rise As Midterms Offer No Surprises

Relief at no surprises in the US Midterm elections has rolled around the global markets. The Democrat win in the House of Representatives was expected,...

Dubai Rents And Property Prices Set To Fall Again

Property prices and rents are expected to take a dive in Dubai before the end of the year. Property consultants are forecasting both will drop...

Expat Health Care Boost After Brexit

British expats, students and travellers to Europe will have their health care safeguarded with a special agreement after Brexit. Health Minister Jackie Doyle-Price introduced a...

QROPS List – November 1, 2018

The latest HM Revenue & Customs data for expats with QROPS offshore pensions. HMRC QROPS List - By country Country No of QROPS Australia 754 Austria 5 Barbados 1 Belgium 1 Bulgaria 3 Denmark 2 EU Institution 1 Finland 1 Germany 8 Gibraltar 30 Guernsey 56 Hong Kong 2 India 9 Ireland 61 Isle of Man 348 Jersey 48 Kenya 2 Latvia 3 Liechtenstein 2 Luxembourg 2 Malta 38 Mauritius 2 Netherlands 30 New...

Cryptocurrency Prices – November 1, 2018

Ten years on from the birth of Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency market is sitting steady with little movement in the past seven days. With cryptocurrency, it’s...

Brexit Rumours Of City Deal Boost FTSE

Unconfirmed speculation that Britain has reached a Brexit deal with the European Union over financial services have boosted the markets. The FTSE has risen along...

Brexit Fears Trigger Rush For Irish Passports

Brexit has triggered a huge rush for Irish passports before the deadline for leaving Europe passes. The government in the Republic of Ireland reports that...

Fraudsters Snatch £500m From Scams In Just Six Months

Fraudsters netted £503 million and diverted the cash to organised crime in the first six months of the year, according to new data. Trade body...

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