Expat Working Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Working Abroad

22 Sep at 6 PM 2016

Avaaz anti Trump campaign launches in London

The latest attempt to save the world from the unthinkable prospect of Donald Trump in the White House was launched in London on Wednesday. The campaign, organised and run by registered US charity Avaaz, is being promoted as the ‘October surprise which will end Trump’, and seeks to mobilise the more than eight million unregistered expat American voters living overseas. Its first initiative began on Wednesday, with campaigners marching from London’s University College to the Houses of Parliament along with an open-top bus blasting...
7 Sep at 6 PM 2016

US expats overseas may hold the key to locking out Trump

Eight million US expat voters living and working overseas may hold the key to locking Donald Trump out of the White House. The vast majority of US citizens living abroad are regular followers of the US political scene, especially in presidential election years. This time, with both candidates contentious, to say the least, it’s hoped that more US expats exercise their right to vote in order to make sure Republican candidate Donald Trump gets his marching orders. The millions of overseas US citizens have had the power to tip...
1 Sep at 6 PM 2016

Expats vote Kuwait the worst location in the entire world

2016 is the third year running for Kuwait’s unenviable position as the worst expat destination worldwide, with the result based on all the necessities for enjoying life overseas. Losses compared with last year were made in all the Expat Insider survey’s categories, from family life through ease of settling in, personal finance and working abroad to the essential quality of life section. Even though the entire Persian Gulf region’s main destinations were also rated at the bottom of the table, the result for Kuwait is dismal, to...
1 Sep at 6 PM 2016

Should expats transfer their pensions following PPF bad news

After the UK Pension Protection Fund’s recent warning of shrinking retirement incomes, many expats worldwide are considering transferring their pensions. According to the PPF in its role as protector of salary-linked pension plans, many expats nudging closer to retirement are expecting gold-plated final salary deals. Given the present economic circumstances, it’s clear they have been misled, with the PPF urging pension scheme providers to tell it like it is to their members. The PPF’s protection scheme ensures most UK...
31 Aug at 6 PM 2016

India becoming more popular with expats due to its low cost of living

India has always been popular with backpackers and alternative lifestyle travellers, but it’s now climbing the popularity charts as a more conventional expat destination. The sub-continent's dismal rating in last year’s InterNations survey has improved this year by seven places, with the boost due to its low cost of living and improving economic status. Now ranked 49th out of 67 worldwide destinations, its only problem is the vast difference between Western culture and that of the ancient land. As regards working overseas,...
31 Aug at 6 PM 2016

Survey reveals Kiwis more welcoming than Aussies

Annual surveys such as the latest version from InterNations are useful in helping would-be expats decide on a destination, but can come up with surprising facts. Most foreigners looking for an overseas place to call home tend towards bracketing Australia and New Zealand together, but the InterNations survey reveals there are distinct differences between the two cultures. Ranked according to quality of life, working overseas, family life, ease of settling in and personal finance, New Zealand was considered the fifth best expat...
30 Aug at 6 PM 2016

Expat pension plans may be wrecked by Brexit effects

Expats relying on final salary or defined contribution pension schemes to fund their overseas lifestyles as well as workers planning to retire abroad are facing a post-Brexit double whammy likely to wreck their retirement plans. In future, pension savers on existing plans will be forced to save more in order to receive the income they were expecting prior to the Brexit vote. Some 75 per cent of pension schemes, including those of British expats working overseas, are now predicted to realise retirement income amounts far lower than the...
25 Aug at 6 PM 2016

Brexit fallout sees surge in expat buyers as UK property prices stall

Banks and building societies are seeing an increase in mortgage enquiries from UK expat overseas due to stalling UK property prices and the decrease in the value of sterling. The Bank of England’s recent interest rate cut, sterling’s plunge and the post-Brexit stalling of the UK housing market are tempting British expats living and working overseas to cash in on a bargain. The London property market is most affected at present, with the trend beginning to spread to desirable locations in the rest of the country. Professionals...
3 Aug at 6 PM 2016

Survey reveals top ten countries with great weather

One of the main reasons for emigrating from colder northern climes is the weather, with decisions spurred on by visions of endless sunshine and luxuriously warm temperatures. The latest expat survey is bound to be of interest to those looking for the perfect outdoor life in the sun, as it identifies the top 10 countries offering the best of the world’s weather. Respondents numbered 14,000, and 195 countries were covered, as well as the relevance of great weather in the choice of destination. Unsurprisingly, 45 per cent of...
26 Jul at 6 PM 2016

Unconventional destinations for adventurous British expats

If the usual expat destinations have lost their appeal for the more adventurous British would-be emigrant, these five countries are well worth considering. Over 5.5 million Britons are believed to be living, working or retiring overseas, with the most popular destinations being Spain, Australia, Ireland, Canada and the USA. Great weather and cultural similarities are attractions in themselves, but for those who don’t want to be encased in a Little Britain scenario, there are other interesting choices out there. Provided the...