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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

Cryptocurrency Round-Up – June 1, 2018

Cryptocurrency prices have continued their slide over the past seven days - but their values may soon smooth out regardless of how Bitcoin performs,...

Expats Jobs Culled By Gulf State Governments

Expats are feeling the heat from government bans on recruitment in Gulf States start to bite. The latest move comes in Oman, where a six-month...

Carry On As Normal, Government Tells Worried Expats

A recent move to renew papers held under the qualified retired persons program has triggered concerns for expats in Belize. The government withdrew all licences...

Britain Demands Expat Brexit Assurances From Europe

Home Secretary Sajid Javid is demanding European Union Brexit negotiators allay concerns about the treatment of British expats after the UK leaves Europe. He admonished...

Cryptocurrency Round-Up – May 25, 2018

US Justice officials are investigating to see if wild swings in cryptocurrency values are linked to scams. The price of Bitcoin and other digital currency...

Expats Vote For Countries With Best Work-Life Balance

Moving to a new country is more than switching a home and work - expats normally undergo a huge culture shift as well. Adjusting to...

How Much Do Expats Pay To School Their Children?

Expats are finding the costs of sending their children to international schools in some Asia-Pacific countries are in a class of their own. The most...

Why You Should Delete Texts And Emails From The Tax Man

Next time you receive an email or text message from the tax man, just delete it because it’s a scam. Thousands of taxpayers have messages...

Cryptocurrency Round-Up – May 18, 2018

Thousands of cryptocurrency enthusiasts representing exchanges, traders, investors and developers swarmed to New York for the Consensus 2018 conference. The hope of many was the...

Expats Drive Into Trouble Because They Can’t Read Road Signs

Brits abroad are a danger on foreign roads because they do not understand the traffic signs. New research claims that although nearly two thirds of...

Top Billionaires No Longer Made In Britain

British billionaires are probably self-made and not from Britain, according to the latest Sunday Times Rich List. To qualify, wealthy families and entrepreneurs must live...

Luxury Global House Prices Rise By 4.8% In A Year

Luxury house prices around the world are going up, according to new data. In the first three months of 2018, the average cost of prime...

Rebel Tories Force Tax Haven U-Turn On UK Government

British government has had to make a policy U-turn after dilly-dallying over lifting the veil of secrecy from tax havens. The Foreign Office had promised...

Cryptocurrency Round-Up – May 4, 2018

American financial giant Goldman Sachs is jumping on the cryptocurrency band wagon by trading Bitcoin futures. The bank has said rather than trade in Bitcoin...

Brexit Cat-And-Mouse Game In Bid To Gain Upper Hand

Britain and the European Union are playing a desperate cat-and-mouse game to try and gain the upper hand in negotiations ahead of trade talks. In...

Cost Of Business Travel Soars For Expats

Expats parachuting into cities for short assignments must fork out hundreds of dollars a day just for somewhere to eat and sleep. A look at...

Sunshine City To Ban Renting Out Holiday Apartments

Property investors on the sunshine island of Mallorca face a ban on letting apartments to tourists. The local authority in Palma, the capital of the...

What Sort Of Home Can You Buy For $1m?

A million dollars may sound a lot, but you don’t get that much bang for your buck when buying a luxury home. If you have...

EU Cold Shoulders The UK Over Brexit

Britain is starting to feel a Brexit cold shoulder from the rest of Europe as the country’s soon to be former partners squeeze the...

Cryptocurrency Round-Up – April 26, 2018

A computer glitch at a cryptocurrency exchange has allowed customers to withdraw five times the number of coins that they had requested to transfer...

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