Week In Expat Money Matters February 18 – February 22, 2013


Below is what happened in a week in Expats Finances, as reported on iExpats and from other places across the web.

From iExpats.com:

  • Patients Lack Faith In UAE Health Service
    More than two-thirds of people living in the United Arab Emirates’ would look abroad for healthcare despite most agreeing they are satisfied with the levels of care provided at home
  • Expat Health Cover For Thrill Seekers
    Expats living and working abroad are far more likely to take up extreme sports but they are urged to read their health insurance small print before setting off for their thrills
  • Bank Funding Gap Plugged By Entrepreneurs
    A new online equity fundraising platform for small businesses and start-ups and has launched with the aim of getting investors to bankroll up to £2 million per project
  • Isle of Man FATCA
    Hiding cash offshore has just become harder as another major tax haven has lifted the veil of secrecy that covered investment transactions for the wealthy

Financial News From Around The Web

Why Rising 401(k)s Are No Cause to Celebrate – The Motley Fool

Beyond EBay: Coupon Clippers Grab Online Deals – Business Week

EU on edge again with France latest debt fear – EU Business

UK pension pots driven overseas by ‘government plundering’ – Pensions Age

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