Expat Italy News

Latest 10 news items tagged Italy

6 Oct at 6 PM 2017

Spousal programmes help trailing partners of expats relocating to Switzerland

Switzerland is a favourite for expat finance professionals for its pay scales and career-boosting opportunities, but unhappy spouses and families can lead to assignment failure. According to a recent survey, Switzerland does a less than successful job of making spouses and families of expat professionals feel at home and welcome. Work in the small, undeniably beautiful and extremely wealthy country is a sought-after assignment for ambitious professionals in the financial sector, but the problems facing trailing spouses and children...
2 Oct at 6 PM 2017

UK banks discrimination against expat Britons is now illegal

UK expats living overseas will be happy to hear British banks’ discrimination against those wishing to retain or open accounts with high street banks is now against UK law. Over the past few years, British banks have been operating an almost total ban on non-resident, non-domiciled, UK expats wishing to open bank accounts in their home country. Worse still, the majority of high-street banks have been busily closing existing expat accounts, often with very little notice, thus causing huge problems for British citizens living...
7 Sep at 6 PM 2017

Romantic Italy hits rock bottom in expat survey

A recent survey has revealed expats choose Italy for romance but don’t rate the country for career opportunities or salary levels. This year’s Expat Insider survey hasn’t been kind to Italy, a country better known for its romantic ambience than for its career opportunities and generous salaries. Out of 65 countries, the historic land was ranked a disappointing 60th, based on factors such as ease of settling in, working abroad and quality of life. The survey involved 13,000 expats living in 188 diverse countries, with over 50 per...
30 Aug at 6 PM 2017

Aspiring expats dreams shattered by dodgy property deal

Yet another British national has fallen foul of the type of off-plan property scam common in favourite expat destinations, but this one has an even nastier twist to its tail. Expats familiar with this particularly unpleasant scam operated in locations popular with long-stayers as well as holidaymakers won’t be surprised to read yet another trusting Briton has lost all her savings to a bunch of unprincipled developers looking to rake in far more than the actual price of the homes. 51-yearold Alice O’Connor has found herself caught...
21 Aug at 6 PM 2017

Retired US expats can live the good life on a budget

As prices increase across the USA, more and more retirees are becoming expats enjoying a better quality of life at far less cost. Americans, it seems, aren’t great at saving for retirement. A recent report released by the Economic Policy Institute suggests the average American retirement nest egg is as low as $5,000. Those getting close to retirement are doing slightly better with some $17,000 but, with prices rising month by month, that’s not exactly a comfort zone. Whilst costs in the USA do vary across the states, it’s now...
10 Aug at 6 PM 2017

Stay or Go is UK retiree dilemma

EU member states and Spain in particular are still on the retirement agenda for UK would-be expats. Britons coming up on retirement are still favouring European destinations in spite of the uncertainty surrounding the final outcome of the Brexit negotiations. A recent survey has revealed one in every 10 UK citizens over 50 years of age is still considering retiring abroad, with Spain topping the favourites list again. As usual, reasons for leaving include the British weather, a more relaxed lifestyle and cheaper costs of living....
9 Aug at 6 PM 2017

UK expat retirees urged to do homework before emigrating

Spain’s position as an all-time favourite retirement haven for older Brits seeking sunshine and sangria is still unrivalled, but France, Italy, Portugal and Far East destinations such as the Philippines and Thailand are still getting attention. A recent survey of Britons approaching retirement has revealed the main attractions of quitting the UK are better weather, a cheaper cost of living and a more relaxed lifestyle. In the initial excitement of planning a new life in an unfamiliar new country, it’s easy to forget realties such...
4 Aug at 6 PM 2017

Best expat retirement destinations on the planet

As moving overseas for retirement becomes ever more popular, a recent survey has identified a number of the most attractive locations worldwide. Whilst surveys involving varied expat destinations are undoubtedly useful, the majority are based on the needs of relocating expat professionals, making many of the criteria non-relevant for those seeking a retirement haven. What’s best for single workers and those with families tagging along isn’t necessarily important for older expats seeking the best place to create a new, more relaxed...
2 Aug at 6 PM 2017

British Brexpat returnees to face UK shock horror property prices

Britons living in Europe and considering returning home due to Brexit uncertainties may be forced to think again due to UK property price increases since 2010. Recent research has shown average prices in the UK’s real estate market have increased by 12 per cent over the past seven years, whilst house prices in Europe’s most popular expat destinations have been falling fast. British expats, particularly retirees, who are thinking about returning to the UK due to the continuing uncertainty over their post-Brexit rights may well be...
20 Jul at 6 PM 2017

Paris preparing to poach EU expat bankers from London

Now under its new President, Paris is planning to attract EU expat bankers and financial experts from post-Brexit London. Newly elected President Macron’s previous dislike of the banking fraternity seems to have evaporated under the necessity to up Paris’s game as regards attracting the brightest and best the City of London has to offer. A former banker himself, Macron is now offering tax breaks for financial professionals from overseas, the easing of EU regulations, more international schools and rules making it easier to hire...