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New Zealander Expat Living in Finland - Interview with Melanie

Melanie and Jonathan are New Zealanders who moved to Helsinki, Finland in April 2014 with their three-year old son. After a very long journey to the other side of the world they realised just how far from home they were. Although Finland is not so different to NZ in some ways, there are plenty of things that remind them daily how different life is at the top of the world. Melanie writes a blog, Hey Helsinki, as a way to keep in touch with people back home and to share insights into the things that make... Read on...
  • Canadian Expat Living in Turkey - Interview with Christopher2 days ago Christopher is a twenty-something year old Canadian who finds himself living in the historic city of Istanbul. Teaching is his profession, but writing is no less a passion in his life, as evidenced by the large, diverse portfolio of work that can be found on his...
  • American Expat Living in Saudi Arabia - Interview with Jennie4 days ago Jennie has visited over 49 countries and lived on four different continents. She is currently living in Saudi Arabia and working as an English Teacher. Jennie's expat blog is called Me and My Abaya (see listing here) The Rainbow Roundabout at the Khobar...
  • British Expat Living in Greece - Interview with Susan Athanasakou1 week ago Susan met her Greek husband nearly forty years ago when he was at university in England. When he finished his studies she accompanied him on his return to Greece,where they are still living today. Susan loves to spend her time on the beach, always has two or...
  • Irish Expat Living in Czech Republic Interview with James1 week ago James is a 29 year old Irish man currently living in the Czech town of Pardubice. Before moving to the Czech Republic he worked in retail in Dublin. He has a degree in Journalism from Dublin City University and is a passionate photographer. He started his blog...
  • British Expat Living in New Zealand Interview with Lynn1 week ago Lynn and her partner Tom are Brits who moved to Aoteoroa almost 7 years ago. Proud to now be New Zealand citizens, they have fully embraced life in The Land of the Long White Cloud. After learning to sail and buying a yacht called Pink Diamond they are now...

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Latest News

QROPS aces in the tax hole for permanent expat residents

QROPS are still a good choice for expats living permanently overseas as they give significant tax advantages in addition to conforming to the new pension rules. Overseas workers and expats who’ve reached retirement will benefit tax-wise from a QROPS, provided they have left the UK on a permanent basis. According to the Treasury, the new pension rules announced in the March budget speech will apply to QROPS, although the final wording has yet to be drafted. Whatever the result, QROPS will still be a good deal for those who wish... Read on...

Other Global News...

  • Hong Kong expats support protestors by running umbrella shaped marathon30 Oct Although Hong Kong’s expat community is divided over the ongoing student protests in the heart of the city, two of its number today took part in an umbrella-shaped 102 km marathon in support of democracy. The pair, both experienced ultramarathon runners, were...
  • US Justice Department cracks down on Swiss banking privacy29 Oct Swiss banks are being hounded by the US Justice Department to reveal all details of USA citizens’ secret accounts. Prosecutions as well as FATCA are being used to force traditionally private Swiss banks to give up the full details of money in accounts held by...
  • Confusion hits expat female dependents in Saudi over teaching jobs29 Oct The reversal of an official Saudi announcement allowing dependent expat female teachers to work in private schools without sponsorship transfers has confused and disappointed those affected. Expat dependents whose husbands held their sponsorship papers were...
  • Is investing in the Chinese property market the way to go28 Oct China’s increasing popularity for an overseas career move gives rise to the question of investing in its property market for expats fortunate enough to have secured long-term employment Rumours that real estate in China is heading for a US-style meltdown are...
  • US expat woes increase thanks to FATCA28 Oct A recent survey undertaken with a sample of US expats living in popular destinations revealed that almost three-quarters of respondents had considered voluntarily renouncing their citizenship to avoid the onerous FATCA requirements. The complications of...
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