Articles And Special Features

Britain Open For Business?

Britain Open For Business?

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 17 December, 2013

Since coming to power in 2010, the ‘Con-Lib’ coalition has laid down the welcome mat for wealthy foreigners, especially those likely to contribute to the UK’s future economic growth. However, despite the oft-repeated mantra that Britain is “open for business,” new research suggests that the Government is as much interested in the benefits expats bring to HM Treasury as the wider economy. Read Full Article »

Tags: agreements | compliance | business | interest | Tax | Invest | budget | individuals | employees | hedge funds | investment | law | offshore | HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) | HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) | banking | insurance | tax compliance | tax | property tax | tax avoidance | stamp duty |

 

Typhoon Haiyan: Why health insurers also have a part to play in the clear up

Typhoon Haiyan: Why health insurers also have a part to play in the clear up

Sponsored by APRIL International UK, 17 December, 2013

Up until early November of this year, The Philippines were largely regarded as one of the more successful Asian economies, with amongst other things a thriving business outsource industry and GDP growth rates running at around 6% per annum, far outstripping many Western economies. With over 400,000 people now employed in call centres , the Philippines overtook India in 2011 to become the world's largest provider of these services, which are operated on behalf of some of the top US and UK brand names - currently, there are thought to be over 1000 call centres spread across 20 locations. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | charities | Providers | expatriates | India | Philippines | Singapore | Thailand | services | construction | insurance |

 

Bitcoin: The Answer To Expats' Currency Woes?

Bitcoin: The Answer To Expats' Currency Woes?

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 06 December, 2013

One of the biggest expat gripes is the exorbitant fees that banks charge to transfer money from one part of the world to another, while exchange rates can often dictate an expat’s lifestyle for many years, consigning them to a life of luxury or penury in their adopted country.
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Tags: speculation | Economy | Tax | inflation | currency | Currency | Canada | Cyprus | Germany | United States | Thailand | enforcement | law | services | commerce | mining | banking | internet | fees | tax | trade |

 

Ireland Guide

Ireland Guide

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 29 November, 2013

Once upon a time, Ireland was a country that people tended to move from rather than to. That all changed with the emergence of the Celtic Tiger economy and, while Ireland has endured some tough times recently, strong foreign investment from the United States in particular means that demand for skilled labour remains strong. In this briefing we give the essential facts about Ireland and run the rule over its work permit rules, which were recently tweaked. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | payroll | Tax | Europe | Work | Other | budget | Employment | individuals | professionals | employees | investment | United States | Ireland | Russia | China | Norway | services | fees | tax | property tax |

 

FATCA - What U.S. Expats Need to Know

FATCA - What U.S. Expats Need to Know

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 21 November, 2013

Under the United States' worldwide system of taxation for individuals, Americans living abroad are in the unenviable situation of having to report and pay taxes in the US as well as in their host country. For many US expats however, things are about to get a whole lot worse thanks to the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, commonly known as FATCA. Read Full Article »

Tags: agreements | interest | Regulations | Tax | Expats | FATCA | individuals | Institutions | France | Germany | Spain | United States | Guernsey | Jersey | regulation | legislation | law | offshore | banking | tax | tax avoidance |

 

Health and Life Insurance for Expats

Health and Life Insurance for Expats

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 11 November, 2013

Insurance is one of those things that everyone hopes they'll never need, and as a result, a frightening number choose to bury their heads in the sand, hoping that their luck will hold. However, by far the most sensible solution for those not willing to trust to fate, is to take out some form of insurance, to protect themselves and their dependants should the worst happen. Read Full Article »

Tags: interest | Europe | individuals | expatriates | employees | retirement | Insurance | investment | Dubai | Afghanistan | Canada | Ireland | Isle of Man | Bahrain | Iraq | Liechtenstein | regulation | law | offshore | insurance | tax |

 

Singapore Focus

Singapore Focus

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 01 November, 2013

Recently rated as the safest place in the world for expats raising children, Singapore is one of the most popular expat destinations in Asia and the subject of this briefing. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | interest | Europe | budget | individuals | employees | investment | Japan | Indonesia | Malaysia | India | Singapore | trusts | services | banking | environment | education | tax | tax rates | withholding tax | stamp duty |

 

Retirement

Retirement

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 25 October, 2013

Financially, expatriates could be said to be in a uniquely privileged position – if a company chooses to send an employee overseas, it will usually compensate them with higher wages, expenses, and other perks. Expats may also find themselves with greater freedom when it comes to making investment decisions, as they are not usually caught in a restrictive regulatory net in the same way that domestic investors tend to be. However, every silver lining has a cloud, and that cloud, for many expatriates, is retirement planning. Read Full Article »

Tags: agreements | interest | Pensions | Retirement | Tax | Europe | Retire | Pensions | Offshore | expatriates | employees | retirement | pensions | investment | penalties | legislation | law | offshore | European Commission | insurance | tax |

 

Jersey: More Than Just a Finance Centre?

Jersey: More Than Just a Finance Centre?

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 16 October, 2013

Its taxes are low, its climate is clement, its financial centre is stable and growing, and it is but a short hop by plane from the global city of London or by boat to the gastronomic and cultural delights of Normandy. But is Jersey a suitable place to live for those considering expatriating? Or is the island a more suitable home for your finances, rather than you and your family, during an extended period of expatriation elsewhere in the world? Read Full Article »

Tags: business | interest | Tax | Europe | Work | currency | individuals | expatriates | investment | France | Isle of Man | Guernsey | Jersey | United Kingdom | law | offshore | commerce | banking | insurance | e-commerce | tax |

 

Second Citizenship

Second Citizenship

Sponsored by Dema Partners, 10 October, 2013

Rapid advances in communication technologies and international travel coupled with the ongoing process of globalisation have made the world a much smaller place, so that now it is possible work, invest, or start a business in more countries than ever. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | Immigration | Investment | Tax | Europe | Invest | Immigration | Investment | Citizenship | expatriates | investment | Dominica | Martinique | Puerto Rico | United States | Ireland | Trinidad and Tobago | United Kingdom | internet | fees | tax |

 

 




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