Expat Money News

Latest 10 news items tagged Money

26 Jun at 6 PM 2019

UAE gold card residency visa scheme welcomes Indian expat applicants

As the Saudi green card residency scheme gets underway, the UAE’s version now has 400 expat gold-card residency visa holders. Last month saw the unveiling of the UAE’s 10-year renewable permanent residency visa, granted to date to some 400 wealthy expatriates, all of whom along with their families can now enjoy freedom of movement, employ three workers and get a residency permit for a senior manager, advisor or employee. Those in line for the visa must be ‘exceptional professionals’ in sectors including science, art...
26 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Brit expats counting the pennies as sterling sinks

Whilst British expat retirees are counting the pennies, multinationals relocating staff to London are cashing in on the weak pound. By now, it’s a well-known fact that British retirees in popular EU retirement destination are having a hard time making ends meet due to the falling pound, but many don’t realise that companies sending expat staff to the UK are saving money for the same reason. In the 2018 annual surveys, London was the 19th most expensive world city for relocating expats, but this year’s rating for the capital is...
25 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Oman sets up counselling service for troubled expat marriages

It’s sad but true that relocations with trailing spouses can lead to divorce, but getting relationship advice in a strange land with an even stranger language isn’t easy. Cultural differences aren’t easy to adjust to, especially for trailing spouses who’ve given up on their own careers to follow their partners half way across the world. It’s especially tough if the destination is one of the Gulf States, as the status of women is dramatically different than its equivalent in Western countries, thus making it harder for new...
25 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Determining your preferred expat lifestyle before emigrating

For those looking to become expats, one of the first and most important issues is the cost of living in the chosen country. Nowadays, social media and the internet in general is crammed with articles aimed at would-be expatriates, with most if not all extolling the virtues of this, that or another country based on its cost of living. Few mention the fact that costs of living depend on just one thing – the desired lifestyle of those emigrating. The decision on how to live, not on how much will be needed to live like you’ve just won...
21 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Technology for expat digital nomads in Vietnam

Vietnam is becoming ever more popular for digital nomads, but what happens when their devices break down? Nowadays, laptops, smartphones and their screens, keyboards, mice, cables, voltage adapters and the entire paraphernalia of internet access don’t last like they used to, and reliable internet speeds are rarely found outside first world countries. In the popular digital nomad hub of Vietnam, the above applies in spades, as most of the available kit is Chinese knock-off copies with predictably brief lives. Another issue driving...
19 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Racist media rant angers expats in Thailand

An article recently published in an online media site widely read by expats living and working in Thailand has angered readers with its racist tone.of a recently published article. As an online English language media outlet regularly read and respected by expatriates in Thailand, Asian Correspondent has long been well regarded for its coverage of events and news stories relevant to those living, working or retiring in the Southeast Asian country. Sadly, a recent article seems to have destroyed its image for a proportion of its...
14 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Locals and expats alike celebrate at International Algarve Fair

One of the joys of being an expat in an EU member state is the Europeans' love of annual fairs celebrating life in the cities as well as regions and the countries themselves. Portugal’s International Algarve Fair is immensely popular with nationals and expats alike, with the 14th edition taking place last weekend in Lagoa. Advertised as capturing the heart of the famous Algarve region, the fair saw thousands of residents arrive to celebrate this popular annual get-together. Businesses of all shapes and sizes, entertainers and...
12 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Brit expat in Spain plans 2,000 mile anti-Brexit fundraiser walk

A British expat in Spain is planning a 2,000 mile protest walk with the aim of challenging Nigel Farage’s millionaire backer. The fundraising protest walk is the brainchild of Madrid resident Anthony Hogan, who’s hoping to raise £505,000, the amount donated to Farage’s Brexit Party campaign by Arron Banks, a millionaire now known as ‘the bad boy of Brexit’. Starting in Gibraltar, the amazing trek will pass though Malaga, Barcelona, Paris and Brussels before ending in Westminster, with all funds hopefully raised being given...
6 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Kenya-based UN officials urge relief from scamming landlords

United Nations employees in Nairobi are urging diplomatic intervention against landlords who refuse to refund deposits. Expat employees working at Nairobi’s United Nations headquarters are up in arms about their Kenyan landlords’ refusals to return their deposits once their term is over and they leave their rental homes. Those affected are now urging diplomatic intervention in the struggle to get their money back. Staff have now sent an official letter to Ambassador Rose Makena Muchiri in her capacity of permanent representative...
5 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Biking cooperatives the next big thing for expats in Prague

Already established in London and LA, bike kitchens and biking co-operatives are the latest fad for expat communities across several continents. The Prague group of expat biking enthusiasts meet in enclaves in order to get together and share their knowledge as well as swapping bicycle parts and information on the latest developments. Also on the agenda in the city is food and a great evening out with other like-minded souls. Bike Kitchen Prague is a former 30’s era café located in Stvanice Island and is also a hub for indie music...