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Popular expat destinations for 2014

Popular expat destinations for 2014

Contributed by Gary Stringer, 09 January, 2014

It seems that a handful of nations become increasingly popular within the expat community with each passing year, with the influx of more than 208,000 expats into Qatar in 2013 a key example of this. This begs the question of which nations will become popular with those relocating around the globe in 2014, with a number of governments launching initiatives to ensure that they are the in-country for expats in 2014. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | Europe | North America | Middle East | professionals | entrepreneurs | investment | Canada | Cyprus | Saudi Arabia | Qatar | offshore

 

Expat Finance - How to Undertake International Transactions

Expat Finance - How to Undertake International Transactions

Contributed Article, 08 January, 2014

When spending a prolonged time abroad, many people worry about language difficulties, culture shock, fitting in, being accepted, coping with an unfamiliar climate, being separated from friends and family, and so on. However, it is worth also considering matters financial, as transferring money between nations and currencies can be more complex than it may at first appear. Read Full Article »

Tags: interest | currency | services | banking | internet | fees

 

10% off Columbus Direct Expat Travel Insurance

10% off Columbus Direct Expat Travel Insurance

Contributed by Columbus Direct Travel Insurance, 07 January, 2014

It's a New Year and we are all thinking about the year ahead and getting ready to plan our holidays and take on the new adventures that 2014 has to offer.

Traveling should be about focusing on the new adventures and cherished moments with your loved ones. However, it is important to think about the practical side too and ensure that you protect yourself, your family, as well as your pocket. That's why we always recommend that our members purchase travel insurance to ensure that feeling of true peace of mind before and during your travels.
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Tags: Expat Services | Expats | Travel | standards | insurance | food

 

Gym membership costs and obesity in expat destinations

Gym membership costs and obesity in expat destinations

Contributed by Gary Stringer, 17 December, 2013

Many people about to relocate to another country see it as an opportunity for change for the better: to learn a new language, get to grips with a different culture and accelerate their career progression. However, these are not the only benefits of relocation, and leaving behind your old life makes room for other areas of self-improvement, such as keeping fit and healthy. Read Full Article »

Tags: Africa | Expats | France | South Africa | offshore

 

A Brief Overview of Foreign Exchange

A Brief Overview of Foreign Exchange

Contributed by TorFX , 12 December, 2013

For expatriates, international investors, travellers and individuals/businesses with personal or corporate overseas dealings, transferring money abroad is an important consideration. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | currency | Currency | individuals | expatriates | investment | Australia | services | environment | fees | trade

 

Residence permits in Andorra

Residence permits in Andorra

Contributed by Andorra-Business , 27 November, 2013

If you are formally resident in Andorra, you are not yet subject to any direct taxation. In simple terms this means that there is no income tax, no capital gains tax (except on Andorran property held for less than 10 years)no wealth tax and no inheritance tax.

On January 1st 2015 new tax regimes will come into force and a new Income Tax and Capital Gains Tax will apply. However, as you will see from the new taxation details at http://www.Andorra-Business.com this does NOT mean that residents deriving their income abroad will be much affected, if at all. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | interest | Immigration | Investment | Tax | Work | Invest | unemployment | Immigration | Investment | Capital Gains | Finance | investment | Andorra | law | services | insurance | tax | inheritance tax

 

Frustrated Wives

Frustrated Wives

MaxMediaInternational, 18 November, 2013

As the second survey ‘Retail & Finance’ gets underway at www.theexpatsurvey.com and the third and final part ‘Travel & Health’ is set to launch in November, incredible results are emerging from the first survey ‘Migration & Lifestyle’ Read Full Article »

Tags: Lifestyle | International Living | currency | Expats | Travel | Lifestyle | Finance | employees | investment | Japan | China | telecoms | retail | banking | internet

 

Welcome to a new era in international payments

Welcome to a new era in international payments

Contributed by Suzi Dixon and Daniel Abrahams, 25 October, 2013

The past 12 months has seen very exciting innovation in the world of international payments. New startups are popping up left, right and centre, all trying to innovate in what was previously a largely opaque space. This is great news for expats, overseas property buyers and businesses who need to transfer money internationally. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | currency | Expats | Money Transfers | Currency | trade

 

Greece: Residency Schemes for Third-Country Nationals

Greece: Residency Schemes for Third-Country Nationals

Contributed by Fiducenter, 22 October, 2013

The Law entitled "Creation of a Development Friendly Environment for Strategic and Private Investments" (4146/2013) facilitates the granting of residence permits to third-country nationals willing to make strategic investments in Greece. In addition, residence permits can be granted to third-country nationals and their family members, who invest in property, in Greece. Read Full Article »

Tags: agreements | compliance | business | Investment | Invest | Other | Investment | Finance | investment funds | investment | Cyprus | Greece | Malta | China | Luxembourg | Singapore | standards | trusts | services | insurance | tax

 

Profile For Migration Services

Profile For Migration Services

Contributed by Fiducenter, 22 October, 2013

Fiducenter is an independent provider of professional services, with presence in Luxembourg, Cyprus, Singapore and Malta. We provide a comprehensive range of international business services, including professional consultation, transaction advisory, formation of investment funds, companies, trusts and other investment and business vehicles, wealth management, family office, immigration and much more. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | interest | Investment | Work | Invest | Investment | investment funds | investment | Cyprus | Malta | Luxembourg | Singapore | trusts | services | insurance | education | tax

 

 

 



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