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UK Annuity Returns Fall After 2014 Budget Changes

UK Annuity Returns Fall After 2014 Budget Changes

By Fiona Moore, for ExpatBriefing.com - 21 September, 2014

A new report from Towers Watson suggest that UK employees who choose to take an annuity on retirement may receive lower payouts each year after the announcement of the Government's new Defined Contribution pension changes.
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Tags: interest | employees | retirement | budget | Expats

 

 

Guernsey Supports Businesses, Expats To Relocate

Guernsey Supports Businesses, Expats To Relocate

By Jason Gorringe, Lowtax-net, London - 19 September, 2014

Guernsey has launched its "BusinessGuernsey" website to support businesses and individuals seeking to relocate to the island.
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Tags: individuals | expatriates | tax | investment | business | company formation | intellectual property | banking | financial services | international financial centres (IFC) | Guernsey | offshore company formation | offshore | education | offshore banking | tax planning | regulation | services | Employment | Expats

 

 

Bank Of China Expands In Brazil With Rio Branch

Bank Of China Expands In Brazil With Rio Branch

By Haruna Kobayashi, for ExpatBriefing.com - 19 September, 2014

Bank of China has confirmed the launch of a branch in Brazil's second largest city, Rio de Janeiro, which will target Chinese enterprises conducting business in or with Brazil and local and overseas Chinese expats in Rio.
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Tags: investment | business | accounting | banking | China | Brazil | currency | trade | services | Expats | South America

 

 

Democrats Abroad Warn On FATCA Effect For American Expats

Democrats Abroad Warn On FATCA Effect For American Expats

By Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington - 19 September, 2014

Democrats Abroad, the overseas arm of the Democratic Party, has issued the results of its 2014 global survey, which demonstrates the growing concerns about taxation and financial reporting facing Americans living outside the United States, and in particular the consequences of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act.
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Tags: individuals | expatriates | compliance | Citizenship | Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) | tax | tax compliance | FATCA | law | banking | enforcement | legislation | United States | Compliance | Expats | Tax

 

 

Report Tracks Availability Of Banking Services Worldwide

Report Tracks Availability Of Banking Services Worldwide

By Fiona Moore, for ExpatBriefing.com - 18 September, 2014

Standard Chartered, a bank, has released a new report that looks at 30 countries' efforts to improve residents' access to banking services. The report presents a heatmap of how the countries fare based on 12 indicators of inclusion, including access to ATM machines, payments made by credit or debit card, savings, and the uptake of loans.
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Tags: Pakistan | Niger | Nigeria | banking | financial services | Singapore | Thailand | Bangladesh | Brazil | Canada | Egypt | Germany | Hong Kong | Indonesia | Kenya | Malaysia | Uganda | regulation | retail | Ghana | Vietnam | services | Expats | Africa | Middle East | Lifestyle | Lifestyle

 

 

Skilled Stream Accounted For Most Migration To Australia in 2013-14

Skilled Stream Accounted For Most Migration To Australia in 2013-14

By Dex Tennyson, for ExpatBriefing.com - 17 September, 2014

Australia's Immigration Minister, Scott Morrison, has highlighted the central place of visas granted through the country's stream for skilled workers in achieving the Government's immigration target for the latest fiscal year.
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Tags: Australia | Expats | Immigration | Immigration

 

 

London Firms Seek Visas For Talented Foreigners

London Firms Seek Visas For Talented Foreigners

By Fiona Moore, for ExpatBriefing.com - 16 September, 2014

Almost half of London-based businesses are concerned about a shortage of skilled workers and have called on the Government to reform the visa system to remove barriers to hiring skilled individuals from overseas.
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Tags: individuals | business | employees | United Kingdom | Expats

 

 

Western Union Launches Digital Money Transfers For Europe

Western Union Launches Digital Money Transfers For Europe

By Dex Tennyson, for ExpatBriefing.com - 15 September, 2014

Expats living in Austria, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, or the UK are now able to use their bank accounts online to fund Western Union money transfers.
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Tags: Belgium | Netherlands | banking | United Kingdom | Austria | Germany | retail | services | Expats | Money Transfers | Lifestyle | Lifestyle

 

 

Canada Seeks To Support Francophone Expats

Canada Seeks To Support Francophone Expats

By by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington - 12 September, 2014

Canada's Immigration Minister, Chris Alexander, has held meetings with stakeholders from the French-speaking community and outreach groups in Winnipeg to discuss how the Government can support Francophone immigration to Canada.
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Tags: Citizenship | Canada | Expats | Immigration | Welfare | Lifestyle | Immigration | Lifestyle

 

 

ABC, Sky News Plan TV Services For Aussie Expats

ABC, Sky News Plan TV Services For Aussie Expats

By Dex Tennyson, for ExpatBriefing.com - 11 September, 2014

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation and its rival Sky News are planning new online television services aimed at expats, after ABC announced plans to shut down its international broadcasting service for the Asia-Pacific region from September 29.
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Tags: Australia | Expats | Asia-Pacific | Lifestyle | Lifestyle

 

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