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Worldwide Expat News - Page 50 of 292

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

8 questions all expats seeking health insurance should ask

1. Can I get insurance through my or my partner's employer? Expats moving abroad for work are very likely to gain health insurance through their employers. They tend to offer very good coverage for a range of medical issues. You pay just the same amount towards the health plan as every other employee. Only some plans choose to cover the employer's spouse so it is important to forward any questions regarding this to the HR department.   2. What kind of cover do ... Read more

Expats tracking down forgotten pensions

British expatriates are making more of an effort to find the pensions they lost track of when moving abroad.The deVere Group alone helped to recover some £56 million in lost or forgotten pensions for expats in 2013. It has 80,000 clients, the majority ofwhom live overseas, and comes across the situation regularly.Reece Fallaize, global technical manager at deVere, said: "We're thrilled that in 2013 alone we managed to track down over £56m worth of misplaced retirement savings for our clients."The average lost ... Read more

Dream Spanish villa sold for third its value

An expatriate couple returning to Britain have sold their Spanish home for just over a third its value in an attempt to recoup some of the costs. Bob and Phyllis Puddicombe decided to move back to the UK after the financial crash left their dream of living in Spain undermined, reports the Telegraph. The couple had lived in Almayate near Malaga for 13 years and concluded that getting older meant having the security of the NHS was more of a priority. Falling property prices ... Read more

How to get a job in France

Moving to a new country can be daunting and if you don't have a job lined up, this is likely to be one of your first priorities. Like all aspects of life, finding and successfully applying for work is done in a slightly different way wherever you are in the world. To put yourself ahead of the competition, or at least in the game, it is a good idea to do your research in advice. With this in mind, here is ... Read more

How to navigate the French medical system

The prospect of being ill or having an emergency in a foreign country can be a particularly daunting one, as dealing with language barriers and differences with home can be difficult when feeling weak and vulnerable. When you live abroad, however, there is a good chance that you will encounter the medical system at some point.Finding a doctorIt is a good idea to scope out your local area for a doctor and pharmacies quite early on in the relocation process. This ... Read more

Cut-price Aston Martins on offer for expats in Singapore

Providing services to expatriates in locations such as Singapore is big business and one company is offering discounts on sports cars to those who opt to buy apartments from it.The developers of the V on Shenton accommodation, right in the heart of the city, is offering reductions on Aston Martin cars for anyone who purchases a three-bedroom apartment or penthouse in the complex, reports the Telegraph.Homebuyers can choose from six different models from the marque, which was made famous by the ... Read more

Expats in Belgium to be investigated by taxman

Expatriates who have been living in Belgium for ten years or more are to be investigated by the taxman in relation to a special expat tax status.This requires them to have their private and economic interests outside the country and the argument is that for many of those who have stayed for a decade this is no longer the case.Some 3,000 expats are thought to be affected by the move, which will see Belgian authorities carrying out a full audit on employees going ... Read more

British expats in the UAE celebrate the Queen’s birthday

Brits living in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) turned out in their droves to celebrate the 88th birthday of the Queen this week. Parties were held at the British embassies in Dubai and Abu Dhabi on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively, with representatives of the 120,000-strong expatriate community in attendance. Both began with the national anthems of the UAE and the UK, performed under fluttering Union flags and twinkling lights, followed by a cake cutting ceremony. Flown out especially for the occasion were the Salamanca ... Read more

A fifth of British expats in Spain left last year

More than a fifth of British expatriates living in Spain left in 2013, according to official figures just released. Spain's National Statistics Institute (INE) found that the country's overall population decreased for a second year in a row, due to foreign residents returning home. The crisis-hit nation saw nearly 90,000 British citizens no longer officially registered as residents, which equates to 22.8 per cent. On January 1st 2013, there were 385,179 Brits on town hall registers in Spain, but a year later the number ... Read more

British confectionary exporter celebrates busiest Easter in 70 years

There are certain times of year when Brits living abroad really want a taste of home and it seems that Easter is one of those periods.Exporter of British confectionary abroad, Ramsden International has experienced its most successful Easter in the whole of its 70-year history.It found that demand for Easter eggs was up 28 per cent from Brits in Spain, Cyprus and the US, where it sent products made by Cadbury, Thorntons and Kinnerton.Sean Ramsden, managing director of Ramsden International, told ... Read more
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