Expat Italy News
Latest 10 news items tagged Italy
24 Jun at 6 PM 2015
Lloyds Bank is to expand its London Expat Service to allow the increasing number of non-domiciles moving to the UK to access it.
The London Expat Service launched last year in one of Lloyds’s offices in London, and is now available in various locations across the capital.
The initiative aims to offer the bank’s day-to-day retail services as well as provide access to specialist British and international wealth advisers so clients relocating to the UK can enjoy a face-to-face experience.
Lloyds Bank’s international private...
19 Jun at 3 PM 2015
Spain’s office of national statistics has published the most popular expat names in the country, with Moroccan and Romanian names out in front.
According to statistics agency, Mohamed and Fatima are the number one men and women’s names respectively, with 40,658 Moroccan Mohameds and 18,493 Moroccan Fatimas living in the Iberian country.
However, there are also many more expat Mohameds in the country, with a further 2,436 from Algeria and more than 19,000 Mohammeds with a double m.
Meanwhile, in addition to the number of...
26 May at 4 PM 2015
Expats in Spain could see their estates handed out against their intentions and their families having to fork out more tax than they should if they have not made a will.
Spain is the most popular destination among emigrating British retirees, with thousands relocating to the Mediterranean nation each year. However, many remain completely unaware that the inheritance laws in the two countries are entirely different, and are all set to change once more.
Spanish laws determine who the inheritor should be when a person who has not made...
29 Apr at 6 PM 2015
Nearly half of the expat mothers living in Spain never want to return to their home country because they feel they have a better quality of living in their adopted country.
MumAbroad.com conducted a survey that found that 49 per cent of expat mothers residing in Spain, Italy
, Germany and France planned never to return home. Meanwhile, two-thirds are of the opinion that they have a better quality of life in their new country, despite the fact that they believe the education system is not of the same standard.
The survey quizzed 650...
30 Jan at 4 PM 2015
The number of Swiss expats increased to nearly 750,000 in 2014, an increase of two per cent from the previous year.
Some 14,276 Swiss citizens left the country last year, taking the official total living abroad to 746,885, according to the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. The number also includes Swiss nationals working at embassies or consulate generals overseas.
A large number of the new expats have chosen to live in neighbouring countries while continuing to work in their homeland because of the lower costs of living...
22 Jan at 2 PM 2015
Thousands of UK expats across the Europe are campaigning to ensure their winter fuel payments are not scrapped, and many have now taken to sending photos to show just how cold conditions are in the countries they live in during the winter months.
Under a new government proposal, expats living in Spain, Portugal, Gibraltar, France, Malta, Cyprus and Greece will no longer receive their winter fuel allowances (around £200- £300 per year) as of next winter because the countries they live in are considered too warm.
However, expats in...
16 Jan at 9 AM 2015
Italians living in Bermuda will now be able to watch TV shows and listen to radio programmes from their homeland for the first time, announced the island nation’s ExPat TV.
The television station already features dozens of UK channels such as BBC, ITV and a number of popular Sky channels as well as ones from the US, Germany, Greece, Sweden, Norway and Denmark.
The network’s boss David Skinner, from Bermuda, explained that he recently met with people involved in the running of ExPat TV, and was informed of the additional packages...
7 Nov at 6 PM 2014
Finding the perfect love match is now an officially-confirmed reason for migration to a far-off land, as many expats find once they’ve taken the plunge.
One light-hearted result of this year’s HSBC Expat Explorer survey of over 9,000 expats settled all over the world is that many found the love of their life after leaving the UK. An average of 36 per cent of those surveyed admitted that they’d fallen for a local girl.
Top of the tree for suitable partners was romantic Italy
, with 57 per cent of respondents cohabiting happily...
6 Nov at 6 PM 2014
A recently released survey warns that would-be expats seeking a new life overseas should watch out for hidden hurdles such as tax and currency issues or unfamiliar legalities.
Up to 400,000 Brits emigrate every year, with most citing a more relaxed lifestyle as a major reason for their life-changing decision. However, the survey revealed that it’s not the most alien destinations as regards language and culture which cause the most stress – it’s mostly all-time favourite English-speaking countries such as Australia and the...
14 Oct at 6 PM 2014
The international real estate sector has traditionally been a favourite with expat property investors, but it’s anyone’s guess which locations will perform best over the long term.
Over the past year, the UK housing market has seen soaring gains, with many expat investors eager to cash in on buy-to-let opportunities before they are priced out of the market. As the year draws to a close, many are finding they can’t afford properties in areas already saturated with foreign buyers, and are looking overseas to find the next hotspot....