Week in Expat Money Matters 3rd March – 10th March 2015


Below are the articles from last week, documenting events from the world of expatriate finance, as reported on iExpats and from other places across the web:

From iExpats:

FATCA List – March 01, 2015

Everybody’s least favourite piece of US tax legislation continues to march forward unabated. Here’s the rundown on the latest places to sign up to FATCA.

FATCA IGA List – March 01, 2015

112 countries have now signed up to FATCA, and with the rest still under discussion about joining, by the time 2016 is out, we expect to see almost every country participating in FATCA.


VCTs To Celebrate 20 Years Of Investing

Venture Capital Trusts have been around for 20 years now. How time flies. The VCT model created the landscape for tax-efficient investing in the UK.

QROPS Solve Expat Pension Banking Problems

Expat financial problems usually stem from the atrocious state of the UK’s banking sector, or the fact that UK banks have never quite managed to make it work internationally. For so many, it’s become time to sever all financial ties with the poor little old UK with immediate effect…..

QROPS Tracker – March 1, 2015

Our traditional QROPS List shows the huge increase in numbers across the last 12 months, as more than 3,600 overseas pensions are now available.

6 Million Due For A State Pension Shock

There is going to be a nasty shock for some six million savers who haven’t banked enough before retirement….

From the Web:

Pensions revolution: Beware the tax trap that could snatch half your life savings in one fell swoop – This is Money

Growing expat community to stimulate Qatar’s financial sector – International Adviser

Expats Are Not Happy About the UAE’s Cost Of Living – AhlanLive!

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