Financial News

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

Financial Rescues Cost Lifeboat Service £150,000 A Day

The true cost of rogue pension advice has been revealed in data released by a consumer champion. Savers have lost millions of pounds to rip-off...

Budget 2018 – Property Tax Onslaught Continues

The Tory onslaught against buy to let landlords carries on with changes to the tax landlords pay on profits when selling a rented home. The...

UK Budget 2018: Millions of expats urged to ‘no deal Brexit’ proof their financial...

Millions of British expats should consider reviewing their personal financial strategies as the UK Chancellor puts an extra £500m aside in the Budget to...

Budget 2018: Hammond Resists Raid On Pensions

Chancellor Phillip Hammond resisted the temptation to raid pensions to raise money for his spending spree in Budget 2018. In the lead up to the...

Women Only Save A Fraction Of Men’s Pension Cash

Retirement saving for women is falling well short of the sums men have set aside at the same age, says a new report. A 65-year-old...

Budget 2018 – Era Of Austerity Comes To An End

Chancellor Phillip Hammond has delivered his last Budget before Britain exits the European Union readying the nation and the economy for a ‘new chapter’. He...

Open Irish Border Could Be A Smugglers’ Paradise

Smuggling is one of the biggest risks after Brexit if Britain and the European Union fail to find a border solution for Ireland. Price differentials...
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Trump Rants At Crazy Fed As Wall Street Takes A Tumble

US President Donald Trump’s latest rant is directed at the ‘crazy’ decision of the US Federal Reserve to hike interest rates. Even though the Fed’s...

Doom And Despair Stalks Global Markets

European stock markets are stuck in a rut of doom and despair after six straight days of losses. Weak earnings results and continuing despair on...

Money Worries That Aren’t Worth The Bother

Everyone worries about money at some time, but a new study suggests people are concerned about the small things that don’t really matter rather...

Hong Kong Is World’s Most Expensive Expat City

Hong Kong is the most expensive city for expats, according to a new cost of living survey. The Chinese self-governing province leads a host of...

IRS Snatches Passports From Taxpayers In Debt

It’s not a good time to be American expat and owe the Internal Revenue Service money as the tax man moves to snatch back...

World Economic Growth May Have Peaked

The world economy is facing a slowdown due to escalating tensions over trade, political uncertainty and tightening financial conditions in emerging markets. The Organisation of...

Uberisation Gears Up For Transport Revolution

The Uberisation of the world is underway but you probably haven’t noticed yet. The business model of the ubiquitous Uber taxi firm is set to...

Still No Assurances For British Expats In EU

European Union Brexit negotiators are still refusing to give British expats reassurance about their status after the UK leaves the bloc. Although British Prime Minister...
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Living Abroad: Financial Help For British Expats

Expats claiming benefits can check their entitlements online with a new tool. The checklist published and newly updated by the UK government covers 12 main...

Cryptocurrency Prices – October 11, 2018

Cryptocurrency prices have dropped across the board again, wiping $16 billion off the market. Bitcoin dipped 5% in just 30 minutes at one stage, with...

The Silly Mistakes That Invalidate A Will

A slip of the pen can lead to little mistakes in a will that make the terms invalid. Making sure you have a valid an...

Cyprus Confirms Post-Brexit Rights For Expats

Cyprus is the first European Nation to confirm the rights of British expats after Brexit. The Mediterranean sunshine island wants to ensure the welcome mat...

Budget 2018: High earners to lose pension tax relief?

Chancellor Phillip Hammond is rumoured to be mulling a tax raid on pension savers to partly fund his promised £20 billion of extra cash...

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