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

Brits head expat rush to New Zealand

Brits head expat rush to New Zealand

British expats are leading the way to migrate to New Zealand, according to the latest population figures released by the government. More than 5,600 Brits...
World in grip of first global economic slowdown

World in grip of first global economic slowdown

Global growth is facing the first major slowdown at the same time in every major economy - pegging output to a 3.3% increase for...
Spain prepares to implement means-testing for non-Spanish nationals

Spain prepares to implement means-testing for non-Spanish nationals

Expats in Spain could face rigorous income tests as the country launches a crackdown on migrants as it continues to battle a crippling economic...
IFAs fear DIY investors will cut them out of the market

IFAs fear DIY investors will cut them out of the market

DIY investors trying their hand at managing their own funds and pensions are cutting professional financial advisers out of the market, according to a...
No quick fix to global financial crisis

No quick fix to global financial crisis

Investors looking for a quick economic fix to the world’s financial problems are likely to be disappointed by the latest trading figures. The issue for...

Call to kick Greece out of the euro zone

Greece should be kicked out of the eurozone as quickly and as easily as possible, according to the next country planning to join the...
Brazil economy is a tough nut to crack

Brazil economy is a tough nut to crack

The Brazilian economy is a tough nut to crack as the government struggles to balance slowing growth, a decline in consumer consumption and sky...
Euro red tape slashed to make way for innovation

Euro red tape slashed to make way for innovation

Red tape is coming down across Europe to foster a new and improved single market for businesses involved in research and innovation. All European Union...
Cost of living rising four times as fast for British expats

Cost of living rising four times as fast for British expats

Thousands of expats are struggling with their finances as living costs in the eurozone are shooting up at more than four times the rate...
Guernsey plans firm foundations for wealth management

Guernsey plans firm foundations for wealth management

Wealthy benefactors should have the option of setting up a foundation in Guernsey within a few months, if new laws are approved by the...
Rip off bank charges rip off expats switching cash

Rip off bank charges rip off expats switching cash

British banks are ripping off expats by overcharging for switching funds from the UK to overseas when other specialist firms offer the same service...
Consider Equities As The Best Hedge Against Inflation

Eurozone inflation falls to 16-month low

Falling energy prices has helped remove the heat from eurozone inflation and gave the European Central Bank breathing space to cut interest rates. The eurozone...
Expats will pick up £200 winter fuel bonus after ECJ ruling

Expats will pick up £200 winter fuel bonus after ECJ ruling

Retired British expats are due to collect an unexpected £200 a year windfall along with their state pensions. Following a successful landmark ruling at the...
UK house prices may take a decade to return to peak

UK house prices may take a decade to return to peak

House prices in the UK may not take more than 10 years to return to a peak last seen before the global economic downturn. Financial...
Europe is home to 33 million expats

Europe is home to 33 million expats

Expats in Europe add up to a massive influx of 33 million people who have switched countries or who have come to live and...
Double taxation tie breaker can trump the residency test

Double taxation tie breaker can trump the residency test

Expats waiting for the statutory residence test to start are leaving their tax planning too late. Planning says what it means - thinking ahead -...
British MPs Reject Expat Voting Reform

British MPs Reject Expat Voting Reform

Campaigners against the denial of voting rights for Britons who have lived outside the UK for more than 15 years say they are “appalled...
Aerospace industry flies in to financial trouble

Aerospace industry flies in to financial trouble

The global aerospace and defence industry is flying in to trouble after growth stalled to just over 2%, according to the latest research. The sector...

Eurozone problems drone on as Cyprus seeks bail out

Cyprus is the fifth eurozone nation to put out the begging bowl for an emergency bank bail-out. The Mediterranean island’s government is seeking €10 billion...

Operation High roller hackers net £48 million

Russian mafia gangs are trying to grabup to £48 million from the bank accounts of wealthy businesses and consumers with a sophisticated online scam. Internet...

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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