Expat Moving News

Latest 10 news items tagged Moving

13 Aug at 6 PM 2018

Brexit negotiations still ignoring UK pensions passporting plight

Tens of thousands of retired British expats living in Europe could lose access to their pensions should a hard Brexit result. According to experts working in the financial service industry, the possibility of being denied access to regular private pension payments isn’t fake news as it’s perfectly possible. Director General of the Association of British Insurers trade body, Huw Evans has already warned British lawmakers about the illegality of paying pensions to expat policyholders living in the EU should a hard Brexit become a...
1 Aug at 6 PM 2018

Is offshore banking the best expat strategy

In spite of rumours about tax avoidance, offshore banking gives a number of advantages for expat professionals. The vast majority of expat professionals working overseas are paid in their local currency, with many having financial liabilities such as mortgages in the home country. Most are planning to either move elsewhere for work or retirement or even return home at some stage in their professional lives. For those concerned about banking security and ease of transferring money in various currencies, offshore banks are the sensible...
1 Aug at 6 PM 2018

Old style retirees versus new style expat career junkies

Traditionally, the British expat exodus has been focused on retirees heading south for a fun life in the sun, but the focus is shifting to a more pragmatic stance based on a temporary stay. In earlier times, the word ‘expat’ conjured up a vision of overweight Brit retirees in shorts, sandals and singlets lounging in deckchairs on a French or Spanish beach far from the UK’s drizzles and downpours. Nowadays, it’s far different, as the vision is far more likely to portray millennials in smart suits attending board meetings or...
18 Jul at 6 PM 2018

Brexit job losses may result in soaring emigration

Will Brexit see increased numbers of Brit moving overseas for work? As next March creeps closer and governmental chaos ramps up still further, an increasing number of industries are now planning their exit strategies. Sadly, the ‘green’ sector is one which is convinced leaving the UK is the only way forward in spite of the spectre of massive job losses for its UK workers. Should the worst happen, where in the world will the jobless decide to go? At the present time, the top three most popular destinations for expat job-seekers...
13 Jul at 6 PM 2018

New job new country new pension plan

If you’re switching jobs for more money and an expat lifestyle overseas, don’t ignore your pension pot. Next to property, a pension is possibly the most valuable asset the majority of people will have but, just like a home, it needs to be looked after. In the excitement of taking on a better job with a higher salary in a new overseas location, it’s not difficult to overlook the next move for your pension. If your new company has a pension scheme, checking its details against your present scheme’s benefits is a good start....
6 Jul at 6 PM 2018

New European campaign group nominated for Schwatzkopf Europe Award

Campaign group New European’s GreenCard4Europe initiative has just been nominated for the prestigious Schwarzkopf Europe Award. The anti-Brexit group is dedicated to retaining freedom of movement across Europe for expats living in the UK and all across the continent. Organisers are calling for young Europeans under the age of 35 to vote in order to keep up pressure on lawmakers to consider its innovative GreenCard4Europe initiative. Winning the award would boost the campaign’s efforts to put its demands firmly on both sides of the...
29 Jun at 6 PM 2018

Squatters moving into expat second homes in Brittany

Expats with second homes in Brittany were horrified to hear squatters are moving into their unoccupied properties. The controversy over British expats’ second homes in Brittany is accelerating after activists promised to force Britons to sell their holiday and second homes. The protestors have promised an entire summer of what they call ‘spectacular actions’ and seem to have started already by plastering posters bearing their message ‘’Brittany is not a second home - villages in ruins – young people leaving’ all over...
29 Jun at 6 PM 2018

EU expats shunning the UK due to Brexit

During 2017, net annual migration figures for EU nationals coming to work in the UK have fallen by a shocking 75,000. Annual net migration is now at 244,000, with the numbers arriving from outside the European Union rising to 205,000. At the present time, more expats are arriving in the UK, but numbers arriving from Europe are at their lowest for six years. Figures from the Office for National Statistics suggest a 58,000 drop in EU citizens coming to work in the UK, the majority of whom are skilled workers. Worryingly, it seems...
27 Jun at 6 PM 2018

Expats in the Netherlands warned about ticks and Lyme disease

As the Netherlands becomes ever more popular with expat professionals, there’s one unfamiliar danger they need to watch out for. Given the challenges of moving to a new country, expats arriving in the Netherlands could well be forgiven for not knowing about a serious threat to their health which could easily result in totally wrecking their expat experience – ticks! A combination of the country’s rural habitat, an increase in the number of animals hosting the horrid little insects and the warmer than normal Dutch springtime has...
15 Jun at 6 PM 2018

Bringing your dog to France from the USA

France’s appeal is now even more international, as an increasing number of US citizens are giving up on the home country and moving to France along with their pets. Emigrating across continents with your beloved pet dog or cat is a stressful experience at best as well as being an expensive undertaking. Although things rarely go wrong, it’s just the thought that they might which causes sleepless nights prior to departure day. At present, bringing a dog to France from the UK is straightforward due to the EU’s Pet Passport scheme,...