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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

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Global cost of living compared for expats

The Cayman Islands is the most expensive place to live, according to price point data collected by thousands of expats around the world. The cost...

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...
Financial Advice Dubai

Why Expats Shouldn’t Run Away From Debt In The Gulf

Expats in the United Arab Emirates are horrified to find out that unpaid debts can end up in a criminal court or even jail. In...
FED

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...
Gold

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...

£1bn Forex Rigging Claim Waiting For Court Green Light

Investors are mounting a legal challenge for compensation after foreign exchange traders at big banks were discovered fixing rates  behind the scenes in online...

Sensible Saving Can Be Fun With A Money Square

Savers around the world are playing a simple game to them set aside more money each year - and it’s easy for anyone to...
Social Media

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...
jobs

Job Prospects And More Pay Lure Expats To Move

Young professionals leaving their homes to take up jobs in another country have better careers and earn more if they go before they are...
Retired Overseas

How Expats Rate Their Quality Of Life

Europe, Australia and New Zealand are the best places in the world to live, according to expats. Eight European countries made the top 10 cut...
ill-health

Everyone’s In Denial About The Impact Of Serious Illness

Living in an age when one in three children born today can expect to live until 100 years old should change thinking about health...
fraud

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...

No Deal Expat Rights Bombshell For Johnson

Tory leadership front runner Boris Johnson has been warned millions of British expats in Europe are entitled to sue the government if they lose...
libra

Facebook’s Crypto Is Target Of Wrath From Congress

Facebook has taken a beating in Congress as lawmakers let loose with a barrage of tough questions over the planned launch of cryptocurrency Libra. Members...
health

Where Can Expats Find The Best Medical Care?

Health is just as important as wealth to expats - but where do you go for the best medical care? The good news is expats...
london

London House Prices Drop At Fastest Rate For A Decade

House prices in London are dropping at the fastest rate in a decade, according to the latest official figures for May. On average, house prices...

Cost Of Living Climbing For Expats In Europe

The cost of living in the European Union climbed an average 1.6% in June - the same as the official data reported in May. The...
switzerland

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...
hong kong

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...

The Expat Brexit Survey

The Expat Brexit Survey

Have your say about Brexit and how leaving the European Union will affect your life, work and retirement, take a few minutes to give...

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If you are an old-hand at cryptocurrency or a new investor ready to take a dip into the brave new world of digital investment...

Zurich Futura Review

If you want to ready your family for life’s unexpected surprises, you need to consider comprehensive life insurance that provides a financial safety net...

Friends Provident International Premier Advance Savings Plan Review

Most of us like to save a little extra for those unexpected expensive events but have problems deciding where to put the money. For expats,...