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This blog is to assist expats worldwide to be informed about financial & investment matters relevant to life as an expat.


An overview of the UK and European property market

Safe as Houses

An overview of the UK and European property market In turbulent economic times, the property investment market is often seen as a solid investment—and although the recession is supposed to be over, the European migrant crisis, the prospect of Brexit and weaker global demand has

Is your investment underperforming?

Are you getting a return on your investment?

Are you getting a return on your investment? How well your investment performs over the years can make a significant difference to your retirement. We all understand that, and that’s why people take an enormous amount of care when selecting an investment vehicle in which

Should I transfer my pension to a QROPS?

Should I transfer my pension to a QROPS?

An outline of the benefits of Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes (QROPS) If you’ve built up a UK pension fund and you have the intention of retiring abroad, transferring your pension into a QROPS will have significant benefits—to both you and your beneficiaries. Offshore pension

Moving to Germany

Top tips for moving to Germany

  Top Five Financial Considerations When Moving to Germany Are you considering moving to Germany? If so, congratulations! By this time next year you will be donning your Lederhosen, drinking a yard of beer at the Oktoberfest and will have sussed out that the infamous

Cost of living Germany

Cost of living germany

Cost of Living Germany What is it about the British which makes us unable to talk about money? We just cannot do it! It is toe curling, it makes us cringe. Apparently, keeping mum, is a very British trait. But when it comes to being

Working in Germany

Tips for working in Germany

Tips for Working in Germany Economic Globalisation has given many British people the opportunity to work in weird and wonderful places. Whether haggling on price in a 125 degree Finnish sauna, or trying to understand the business card etiquette in Japan, Brits are becoming a

Top Tips for moving to

Top Tips for moving to New Zealand

Moving To New Zealand – Things To Consider New Zealand is considered one of the top expat destinations and it’s not hard to see why, with its stunning vistas, wide-open spaces and superior quality of life. But the reality is there’s more to expat life

moving to Germany

Things to do when you move to Germany

Things to do when you move to Germany Willkommen to Deutschland! You have arrived. You got the job, got the house, possibly bought a car and now know the difference between KFz-Brief and Kfz- Zulassungstelle. Well done you! Planning any move abroad takes a lot