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Heading For The Brexit? Yet Another Worry For British Expats

Heading For The Brexit? Yet Another Worry For British Expats

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 09 July, 2013

Many British expatriates living in the European Union have financial worries enough on their plates at present, what with the weak pound having eroded the value of salaries and pensions, economic instability depressing property values and cash-strapped eurozone governments dreaming up new ways to tax them. Talk of the United Kingdom exiting the EU within the next few years is probably the last thing they want to hear. Read Full Article »

Tags: agreements | interest | Pensions | budget | Pensions | expatriates | employees | retirement | pensions | France | Germany | Spain | Switzerland | Ireland | United Kingdom | legislation | law | offshore | services | environment | tax | social security |

 

St Vincent & The Grenadines

St Vincent & The Grenadines

Investors Offshore Editorial, July 2013, 05 July, 2013

Whilst the Caribbean state of St Vincent and the Grenadines is probably best known as a tourist destination and hideaway for the well-heeled, the former British colony is also emerging as a well governed and regulated financial jurisdiction to rival the more prominent offshore finance centres in the region. Read Full Article »

Tags: accounting | agreements | business | interest | licensing | budget | Finance | investment | Barbados | Canada | standards | law | offshore | services | construction | banking | financial services | insurance | tax | property tax | stamp duty |

 

Malta Opens Door To Expats

Malta Opens Door To Expats

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 03 July, 2013

Like many places around the Med, those who have holidayed in Malta often return to buy second homes on the island, or to settle there on a long-term or permanent basis, particularly those hailing from cold northern European climes. Indeed, in recent years, immigration by wealthy foreigners has been positively encouraged by the Maltese Government because they contribute significantly to economic growth, and Malta’s newly-improved expat scheme known as the Global Residence Programme aims to do just this. Read Full Article »

Tags: accounting | business | Europe | individuals | European Union (EU) | Cyprus | Greece | Italy | Iceland | Malta | Liechtenstein | law | offshore | tax authority | services | commerce | banking | financial services | insurance | e-commerce | tax | social security |

 

The UK's Investor Visa

The UK's Investor Visa

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 25 June, 2013

The United Kingdom rarely comes out on top in the numerous expatriate surveys which attempt to find the most popular and attractive destinations for those working or seeking a new life abroad. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | Wealth | individuals | entrepreneurs | investment funds | investment | Iran | Cyprus | Egypt | Switzerland | United States | Russia | China | Libya | United Kingdom | court | law | offshore | construction | retail | tax |

 

Personal Equity Investment

Personal Equity Investment

by Investors Offshore Editorial, June 2013, 21 June, 2013

Under this particular heading of equity investment we will deal with direct, personal investment into publicly-quoted equities, other than through conventional stock exchanges, whether from an onshore or offshore base, and whether by an individual, or through a corporate vehicle or a trust. We will cover direct equity purchase through a dealer, spread betting, contracts for differences, and hedge funds insofar as they specialize in very directed equity investment. Read Full Article »

Tags: audit | business | interest | dividends | Offshore | individuals | hedge funds | equity investment | stock exchanges | investment | Dubai | Australia | standards | regulation | legislation | offshore | services | tax | withholding tax | stamp duty | trade |

 

Forex for Expats

Forex for Expats

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 18 June, 2013

For some of us the foreign exchange (forex) market is something we only encounter when going on holiday abroad, and many of us will often be heard to grumble that our pound/dollar/euro doesn’t go as far as it used to. However, for expats living or working temporarily overseas, exchanging money from one currency to another is almost an everyday fact of life, and managing currency risk is therefore crucial to ensure that one’s hard-earned income is not gobbled up by volatile exchange rates and transaction costs. Read Full Article »

Tags: interest | currency | Offshore | individuals | expatriates | forex | investment | France | Spain | offshore banking | offshore | services | retail | banking | financial services | internet | fees | tax | trade |

 

Understanding the European Health Insurance Card

Understanding the European Health Insurance Card

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 13 June, 2013

Many travellers and expatriates in the European Union (EU) think that holding the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC for short) will automatically entitle them to free medical treatment should they fall ill or have an accident while visiting another EU country. In many cases this is true. But the "insurance" element provided via the EHIC is limited – especially for expats – and it is crucial to understand just what it does and does not cover. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | Europe | Offshore | expatriates | retirement | Insurance | investment | Spain | Switzerland | Iceland | Liechtenstein | Norway | United Kingdom | law | offshore | European Commission | services | public health | private healthcare | insurance | tax | social security |

 

House Prices: What Next?

House Prices: What Next?

by Investors Offshore Editorial, May 2013, 24 May, 2013

It is now almost five years since that fateful day in September 2008 when Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy, triggering the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression and sending real estate markets around the world into a tailspin. In 2013, there are signs that a recovery in house prices is taking hold in many territories – but has the corner truly been turned? Read Full Article »

Tags: business | interest | inflation | unemployment | Offshore | investment | Dubai | France | Germany | Hong Kong | Spain | United States | India | Ireland | Australia | law | offshore | environment | tax | property tax | stamp duty |

 

Jurisdiction Special Focus: Barbados

Jurisdiction Special Focus: Barbados

by Investors Offshore Editorial, May 2013, 10 May, 2013

This feature focuses on the Caribbean island of Barbados. More famous for its beaches and as a destination for millions of tourists than as a location for offshore business, Barbados has nonetheless developed a well regulated financial services industry offering a surprisingly wide array of offshore products from banking to trusts to insurance. Whilst the island is not quite on a par with the higher profile offshore centres in the region, such as Bermuda or the Cayman Islands, for the investor, Barbados offers economic and political stability along with a number of tax and investment incentives, and close economic ties with the United States. Read Full Article »

Tags: compliance | business | interest | dividends | currency | Insurance | investment | Barbados | Canada | United States | trusts | offshore | services | banking | financial services | insurance | environment | manufacturing | fees | tax | withholding tax |

 

Adventure Sports Insurance is a Necessity for Adrenalin Junkies

Adventure Sports Insurance is a Necessity for Adrenalin Junkies

Sponsored by APRIL International UK, 09 May, 2013

The 2013 ski season may be nearing the end, but for those looking for a break with activity and excitement in mind it’s important to set off with the reassurance that if an accident was to happen, you and your family are fully insured and any repatriation and medical costs will be covered... Read Full Article »

Tags: expatriates | sportsmen | professionals | Lebanon | France | insurance |

 

 




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