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

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Fintech Takes Over As Most Popular Way To Manage Money

Most bank and financial services customers are happy to manage their money from their smartphone or computer, new research has found. Leading financial services firm...

Have You Had The Good Fortune To Be Wealthy?

Britain has never had it so good as personal wealth blasts towards the £13 trillion mark but there’s a big gap between the rich...
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QROPS List – June 1, 2019

The latest HM Revenue & Customs data for expats with QROPS offshore pensions. HMRC QROPS List - By country Country No of QROPS July 1 2019 1 month age 3...
Financial Advice Philippines

Financial Advice Philippines

One of the most important first tasks on moving to a new country as an expat is making sure your finances are in order. Money...
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Poor Data Stops Councils Tackling Rogue Landlords

A failure to identify private rented homes allows bad landlords to house tenants in poor conditions, according to a new government-backed report. Most councils in...
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Saudi Arabia Offers Expats Golden Visas – At A Price

Saudi Arabia is offering a golden visa to expat investors who want to relocate to the Middle East desert kingdom - but the opportunity...
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Expat Rights Worry If There’s A No Deal Brexit

The European Union has been urged to back the rights of British expats in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Secretary of state for exiting...
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One In Three Expats Ready To Hand Back UK Passports

One in three British expats living in Ireland are ready to hand back their UK passports to take up citizenship elsewhere. They blame the ongoing...
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How A Johnson Triumph Could Knock Financial Markets

A Boris Johnson victory in the next General Election would be a catastrophe for investors as share prices and sterling are likely to plunge, according...
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Obstacle Racing – The Survival Of The Fittest Business

Obstacle course racing comes down to the survival of the fittest - but that doesn’t only apply to the competitors but to the companies...

British Expats Warned To Watch For Rogue IFAs

Rogue financial advisers are swarming around British expats in Cyprus putting their life savings at risk. Regulated financial firms on the Mediterranean island have warned...
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Rip-Off Leasehold Fees Probed By Watchdog

Expats owning leasehold property in the UK have a chance to make their views known about rip-off charges and unfair contracts. The Competition and Mergers...
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Divorce Comes With An Unforeseen Financial Cost

Thousands of couples that go through divorce each year regret splitting up when they realise the financial consequences of leaving their partners. Around 50,000 couples...
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Millennials Switch Off To Robo Investment Advice

Young investors are shunning artificial intelligence and robo-advice in favour of face-to-face interaction with a real person, according to new research. Only 1 in 20...
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Do You Understand What A Power Of Attorney Is?

A lack of understanding about powers of attorney is leading to distress for families that need help when loved ones can no longer cope. Half...
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108,000 Millionaires On The Move Around The World

The number of millionaires packing their bags and opting to live abroad rather than in the country where they were born soared by 14%...
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Oman Imposes Private Sector Expat Jobs Ban

Job opportunities for expats in Oman are reducing after the government banned foreigners from working in nine business sectors. The aim is to improve the...
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A Third Of Pension Savers Shun Financial Advice

Retirement savers and investors are shunning financial advice, according to the latest official data. One in three pension savers are making  financial decisions without taking...
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Ramadan Scammers Flood UAE With Bogus Texts

Ramadan scammers posing as government officials have struck in the United Arab Emirates. Bogus SMS texts and phone calls claiming bank debit and credit cards...
Brexit

Brexit Nightmare Is A Never Ending Horror Story

Brexit is set to become a never-ending Halloween horror as the nightmare looks set  to stretch beyond the current October 31 deadline for Britain...

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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