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Worldwide Expat News - Page 286 of 292

Keep up to date with the latest expat news from around the world.

ALIL is ‘best bank’ for an expatriate

Anyone wondering about the financial implications of moving abroad and becoming an expatriate may want to open an account with Alliance & Leicester International Limited (ALIL) as it has won a top award.ALIL has been voted joint winner for the best offshore bank for sterling instant access accounts for an expatriate, by Nexus Magazine's 'Best Banks for Expats Awards 2009'.Simon Ripton, joint managing director at ALIL, said: "It's fantastic to see ALIL do so well in Nexus Magazine's Best Banks for ... Read more

An expatriate in Cyprus will not have ‘a lifestyle change’

People who move abroad and become an expatriate in Cyprus will not experience a huge change in lifestyle, according to Collins, property editor at the organisation, said that a British person should have no problem relocating to Cyprus as the island has a history of visitors from the UK and both countries share many customs and traditions."It has a very similar judicial system to English law and it has a lot of other things very similar to the UK; they ... Read more

Cheaper calls ‘will benefit’ an expatriate

Plans to impose a cap on charges for sending text messages and receiving data by mobile phone while abroad have been welcomed by communications regulator Ofcom.Elizabeth De Winton, communications manager at Ofcom, said that it is good news that government ministers will discuss proposals to cap the price of sending text messages while abroad, which can be costly for an expatriate. "We welcome the Commission's proposal to introduce a wholesale and a retail cap on text roaming. We also welcome moves ... Read more

An expatriate can expect family visits

A British expatriate living in Europe is more likely to receive visits from friends and family, according to a new investigation.Research by Alliance & Leicester International (ALIL) revealed that an expatriate living in France will have an average of nearly ten friends or family visits every year.Furthermore, an expatriate living in Spain and Holland can expect a visit from friends or family eight times a year.An expatriate living outside Europe is less likely to see friends and family as those in ... Read more

Brazilian property ‘is attractive’ to an expatriate investor

People looking to move abroad may want to become an expatriate in Brazil as the country has good investment potential, according to Property Bond International.Clive Hawkes, director of the company, said that Brazil is becoming increasingly popular with retirees as the country has a cheaper property market and a less expensive cost of living."You have people going there to live, especially in retirement, because they can live very much cheaper. They can buy a nice property, they will then have a ... Read more

Croatia set to get a larger expatriate community

More people are expected to move abroad to Croatia and become an expatriate following a change in the country's legislation. From this month an expatriate will be able to buy property in the country with the same rights as Croatian citizens, removing much of the existing administrative burden. One expert predicts that the changes could lead to a stream of investors buying up properties in the Adriatic country. Dan Johnson, managing director, commented: "These new changes look to drastically alter ... Read more

People move abroad for the ‘lifestyle’

The chance to experience a new lifestyle is the main reason why people move abroad and become an expatriate, according to Collins, property editor at the website, said that house prices and the cost of living were not the deciding factors that people think of when they consider moving abroad o join an expatriate community."People aren't tending to buy for investment these days so the lifestyle aspect of things is really coming to the fore. People are much more interested ... Read more

Costa del clean up ‘could increase expatriate community’

Beaches across Spain's Costa del Sol are to receive a major facelift as part of a new government scheme, which could increase the region's expatriate community, it has been revealed. Authorities in the country will spend 5.6 million euros on tidying up the region's coastal stretches, which one expert believes could spur property investment. Market analyst at Obelisk Investment Property, James Gonzalez, claims that the work will help draw foreign nationals back to the popular tourist hotspot - ultimately supporting the ... Read more

An expatriate ‘should inoculate’ before moving abroad

People moving to a long-haul destination should inoculate themselves against any probable diseases as soon as possible, according to ABTA – The Travel Association.Sean Tipton, spokesperson from the organisation, said that anyone who is travelling to a long-haul destination should do immediate research into having an inoculation in order to protect them from illness."The further afield you go, it is not much more likely you are going to encounter problems but you are in a much more alien environment," he said.Mr ... Read more

Ontario ‘massively popular’ with British expatriate community

The Canadian province of Ontario is becoming a property investment hotspot for the British expatriate community, one website has suggested. According to the overseas property blog, foreign investors are drawn by the area's open spaces, welcoming locals and short distance from the US. Ontario is home to some of Canada's most stunning natural locations, including four of the Great Lakes, a host of national parks and an unlimited list of potential outdoor activities. Tom James wrote on "Boasting excellent ... Read more
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