Expat Euro News

Latest 10 news items tagged Euro

26 May at 6 PM 2017

EU expats flee UK in fear of Brexit

A dramatic fall in net migration since the Brexit referendum is sparking fears for the British economy. New official figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed a massive fall in net migration in 2016, sparked by a surge in EU expats relocating to their home countries. Business groups are warning a labour shortage focused on hard to replace key staff would have severe effects on the UK’s economy both in the run-up to Brexit and during its aftermath. According to the ONS, long-tern net migration...
25 May at 6 PM 2017

Expat retirees in France can expect a longer life

A recent study has confirmed the French are living longer than those in most other countries, making it the perfect destination for expat retirees. According to a French study of life expectancy across the world, French elder citizens are fortunate they were born there due to the fact that life expectancy is at one of the world’s highest levels and still increasing. For example, women’s average age is now approaching 90, and men aren’t far behind. The country has been attracting expat retirees for decades, and it now seems the...
25 May at 6 PM 2017

LibDem leader Farron calls for MPs for Brit expats in Europe

The leader of the Liberal Democrat political party is urging increased parliamentary representation for the 1.2 million British expatriates living in EU member states. LibDem leader Tim Farron is suggesting new constituencies with their own members of parliament should be drawn up in order to represent British expat communities across Europe. In a recent speech he stated his party recognised the total unfairness of a system which disallows British citizens from voting for their own representatives in parliament. Farron is accusing...
24 May at 6 PM 2017

Survey shows favourite countries for expat professionals

Uncertainly about where to relocate is beginning to haunt expats’ lives, but some countries are still attractive for professionals determined to make the move. Immigration issues are causing uncertainty in many former expat hubs including the USA and UK, but determined expat professionals can still find a home for their talents and aspirations. A recent InterNations study identifies those countries which still welcome the best and the brightest by offering them great salaries and benefits as well as comfortable, well-balanced...
22 May at 6 PM 2017

Taking your dog with you when relocating

Relocating expats whose dogs are a precious part of their lives need not be nervous about the process, as many world countries will make both of them welcome. Expats with much-loved dogs could be forgiven for panicking when it’s time to relocate to another job in another country, but there’s no need to worry. The practicalities of pet relocation are straightforward if costly, as long as the destination country’s requirements are met. The best way to ensure your furry best friend is well taken care of on the journey is to...
22 May at 6 PM 2017

British retirees in Spain face crisis over bad Brexit deal

An increasing number of elderly British retirees living along the Spanish coastline are already feeling the pinch and are terrified of a hard Brexit. For several decades, Spain’s Costa del Sol has been a favourite retirement hub for British state pensioners. Many chose the warm, inexpensive lifestyle over having to decide between heating and eating in the UK, but are now in crisis mode over the Brexit threat to their rights, pensions and healthcare. An article in a popular UK newspaper has revealed Brit retirees are already...
19 May at 6 PM 2017

Buying your expat dream home in Canada

Canada is a popular choice for expats from across the world, with many deciding to buy a home rather than rent. For new expat arrivals in Canada, buying a home is a long-term, cost effective option to renting. The purchase programme is reasonably straightforward, and there’s a great choice of varying locations with properties costing less than might be imagined. Non-residents as well as expatriates are allowed to purchase homes, making planning for retirement easier than in many other countries. Even so, house purchase doesn’t...
19 May at 6 PM 2017

Expat entrepreneurs in China crazy about WeChat

A user behaviour report by China’s popular social media app WeChat has revealed it’s become an essential part of life for expat entrepreneurs, students and business owners. WeChat’s user report, revealed on Wednesday, is the result of a survey of the app’s millions of users and covers all its functions including its stickers and the ‘hongbao’ red packets of money traditionally sent on festivals and important occasions. The most important function for expats is WeChatPay, used by foreigners for online shopping, dining, food...
18 May at 6 PM 2017

Japanese bank beefs up English language services for expats

Major Japanese banks are responding to an increase in incoming expat professionals by providing more English language services. One of the biggest problems for expats taking up positions in non-English speaking countries is dealing with the need for a local bank account. Not only is it rare to find English-speaking staff, the banking systems and services are mostly very different than those in the home country. Even in European countries, setting up a new bank account can be tricky, but for newly arrived expatriates in Asia it’s a...
18 May at 6 PM 2017

How Brexit will affect finances for Brits overseas

With so much uncertainty as regards the Brexit effect on freedom to live and work in the EU, a shift of expat focus to the financial consequences of a hard deal can at least help with contingency plans. Basically, the major effect on expat finances is certain to be the fate of sterling once Brexit becomes an uncomfortable reality. If you’re planning to return to the UK, exchange rates will make no difference to your monthly state pension, but if you’re determined to stick it out in Europe by whatever means necessary or are...