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Booking a Holiday? Travel Insurance Jargon Explained

Booking a Holiday? Travel Insurance Jargon Explained

contributed by Columbus Direct, 27 February, 2014

It is great to book a spontaneous break away, last minute, on a whim. However, it is important to think about the practical side too and ensure that you protect yourself, your family, as well as your hard earned money. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | Travel | Insurance | insurance

 

The Myriad Advantages of Retirement Expat Trading

The Myriad Advantages of Retirement Expat Trading

Contributed by Digital Media Circle, 10 February, 2014

If you’re living abroad and retired, you might think that investing in the financial markets is not a viable option for bolstering your savings. In fact, this is not the case, as more and more options are being made available to those who have made their homes in different countries to their birthplace of origin. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | currency | Offshore | retirement | investment | offshore | services | internet | fees | tax | tax incentives | stamp duty | trade

 

Should long term expats be given the right to vote?

Should long term expats be given the right to vote?

Contributed by Gary Stringer, 04 February, 2014

Most laws need to be reassessed as times change and the law revoking British expatriates’ right to vote after living abroad for over 15 years is one such example. Being a member of the European Union, the UK should not be barring its citizens from continuing to vote in General Elections when other countries allow this as a basic extension of democracy. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | interest | Europe | expatriates | pensions | Italy | law

 

Dubai Introduces Compulsory Health Insurance For Expatriates

Dubai Introduces Compulsory Health Insurance For Expatriates

Contributed by The Health Insurance Group, 28 January, 2014

It was confirmed last month, after many years of waiting, that health insurance in Dubai will from this year be compulsory for residents and expats alike. This means that those sending their employees to work there will now have to ensure that they have organised healthcare in advance. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | Other | Health Insurance | expatriates | employees | Insurance | Dubai | legislation | construction | insurance | environment

 

Considering University Overseas? Some of the Most Popular Expat Student Destinations

Considering University Overseas? Some of the Most Popular Expat Student Destinations

Contributed Article, 16 January, 2014

There are a number of reasons why studying abroad may appeal to people who are college age. It can offer a chance to experience a new country and learn another language while at university, it can save significantly on the cost of getting a degree, and can also serve as a way of getting a foot in the door if you want to live in another country long term. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | interest | Students | Europe | Study | economics | Canada | Germany | Ireland | Australia | law | education | fees

 

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

 

 

 




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