Articles And Special Features Tagged 'Spain'

That unexpected medical bill - it could be you

That unexpected medical bill - it could be you

Sponsored by APRIL International UK, 02 September, 2013

With industry data showing the percentage of expatriates who hold international private medical insurance still standing at around the 50% mark, for many, the prospect of an unexpected medical bill is a real risk. Although international private medical insurance provides real peace of mind for those concerned about long term or chronic illnesses which may strike, this kind of insurance is equally relevant for helping expatriates who may have been injured in a car accident or who might be struck down with an unexpected condition such as an appendicitis, even though they may be relatively young and healthy. Read Full Article »

Tags: audit | inflation | expatriates | Spain | India | insurance |

 

Belize: A Tax-Free Paradise

Belize: A Tax-Free Paradise

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 27 August, 2013

Looking for a retirement destination that combines a sub-tropical climate with an almost complete absence of taxation for expats? Then you could do worse than consider the Central America nation of Belize, which has a highly attractive incentive programme in place for retired expats drawing pension income from abroad. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | interest | Immigration | Europe | Retire | Africa | Central America | currency | Immigration | retirement | investment | Honduras | Guatemala | Spain | Belize | Mexico | law | offshore | services | financial services | fees | tax |

 

The Vote

The Vote

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 20 August, 2013

Just because you have emigrated to another country, does this mean that you should automatically lose the right to vote in the land of your birth? Read Full Article »

Tags: interest | Europe | Work | Expats | expatriates | retirement | Italy | Spain | United States | Australia | United Kingdom | legislation | law | offshore | Internal Revenue Service (IRS) | services | tax |

 

Property: To Buy or not to Buy?

Property: To Buy or not to Buy?

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 07 August, 2013

The longest and deepest property market correction in recent history has been ruinous for some investors who bought second homes and investment property in the years prior to the financial crisis, especially in certain parts of Europe. However, for new investors, some suggest that now is the ideal time to buy. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | interest | Europe | Africa | Middle East | investment | Japan | France | Germany | Greece | Hong Kong | Spain | Ireland | Portugal | africa | South Africa | China | services | energy | financial services | tax | property tax |

 

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 |

 

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 |

 

Non-Financial Alternative Investments

Non-Financial Alternative Investments

by Investors Offshore editorial staff, March 2013, 15 March, 2013

The ideal tax shelter traditionally turned income into capital without taxation. Such mythical beasts used to exist in no-tax offshore jurisdictions, but they were not usually to be found in high-tax countries, and when sighted were rapidly hunted down by heavily armed tax inspectors. Read Full Article »

Tags: audit | business | interest | inflation | budget | retirement | stock exchanges | investment | alternative investment | Panama | Brazil | Hong Kong | New Zealand | Spain | United States | Ireland | Australia | China | Mexico | offshore | tax |

 

Investors Offshore Special Reports: Gibraltar

Investors Offshore Special Reports: Gibraltar

by the Investors Offshore editorial team, November, 2012 , 09 November, 2012

Gibraltar is a small peninsula located on the southern coast of Spain. It covers a total area of 6.5 sq km and its coastline stretches for 12 km only; there is a 1.2 km borderline with Spain. The Strait of Gibraltar links the Mediterranean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. Gibraltar enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate. Its highest point is the rock of Gibraltar which reaches 426m and is surrounded by narrow coastal lowland. The supply of fresh water is limited and there is no agriculture. Read Full Article »

Tags: accounting | agreements | business | interest | Europe | individuals | investment | Spain | Gibraltar | United Kingdom | trusts | legislation | offshore | European Commission | services | commerce | banking | financial services | insurance | e-commerce | gambling | tax |

 

 




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