Expat Lifestyle

Opening a Bank Account in Spain

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There are many reasons why you might want to open a bank account in Spain. You might be purchasing a holiday home, studying abroad, or moving to the country permanently. If this is the case, you'll be pleased to hear that opening a Spanish bank account as a non-resident isn't as difficult as it might sound.
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Forex brokers vs banks: Which is the best option?

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Whether you have plans to work, study, or live abroad, you have probably thought about the most efficient way to transfer your money abroad. With so many options available, we’ve outlined the benefits of using a forex broker over your bank.
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How to Become a Digital Nomad and Find a Remote Job

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The post-COVID work-from-anywhere culture is opening up huge opportunities for living abroad while working remotely, with some places even paying remote workers to move there. So, could being a digital nomad work for you? We look at how to find a job and make working remotely in another country or location work for you. 
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How to Choose the Best Expat Health Insurance Plan

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When you started thinking about your health and well-being while living abroad, you were probably considering private health insurance in general terms. But while health insurance certainly gives you access to private healthcare, the health plan you purchase defines the rules and limitations of that access. So, it’s important to pick the right plan!  
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Fall in German immigration leads to zero population growth

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According to the latest data from Germany’s Federal Statistics Office (Destatis), Germany’s population experienced a decline during 2020 - the first time in a decade. The population decline is largely down to a lack of immigration due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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25 Top Tips for Expats Returning to the UK

Given our current social and economic climate, it’s understandable why many UK expats are choosing to return home. There are many things expats have to consider when moving back. We’ve put together a handy guide which covers everything you need to know.

EU criticised for fraud allegations against British expats

British expats living in Spain have been “wrongly” caught up in a row over fake residency applications due to Brexit and many now face deportation.
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Brexit – The impact on the UK economy and British expats

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UK economy to suffer a £700BN output loss due to COVID-19 and Brexit, with the latter also impacting UK financial services sector and British expats. According to the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR), Britain is facing the worst damage than any other leading economy due to...

UK mortgage enquiries from expats soar

Rishi Sunak’s stamp duty holiday announcement saw a surge in property enquiries from UK expats and demand looks to remain strong in 2021. With the easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions, Q2 of 2020 also saw rapid growth within the UK rental market, with average rents increasing by 2.2% and demand 33% higher than pre-lockdown.
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British expats with holiday homes told to return to the UK

EU advises UK residents with holiday homes in Europe to return to Britain. Where are the top holiday rent and staycation locations for 2021? According to research conducted by a private banking company, Arbuthnot Latham, in the last three months, searches for staycations in Britain has surged by 73% year-on-year...
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What Does Coronavirus Lockdown Mean for People Living Abroad?

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Whilst the overall global picture is improving, coronavirus lockdowns are still being imposed across the world, adding pressure to economies. During a global health crisis, individuals living abroad may be wondering if it is best to return to their home country. This could potentially be impractical and even impossible, depending on...
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Guide to foreign exchange and money transfers for expats

Fluctuations and market volatility in currency exchange rates can make a significant difference to an expat’s income and spending power, particularly for those on fixed incomes who are tied to a tight budget. Discover how you could save time and money using Halo Financial rather than relying on a bank for your international currency transfers.

Life abroad increases expats’ income by 25 percent

Research shows that expats can earn higher salaries living abroad, making emigration a popular choice for those looking for career progression.
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World’s most expensive expat locations

See which city has been named as the most expensive city in the world for expats according to findings from the 2020 Cost of Living survey by ECA International. This city has been named as the most expensive city for expats for another year running, with four cities within Switzerland in the top five...
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Expat Lifestyle

Many Britons dream of moving abroad and living the expat lifestyle. Discover all there is to know about becoming an expat with Halo Financial’s useful guide. From the most popular expat locations to the best way to transfer money abroad, Halo Financial covers all there is to know about becoming a UK expat in 2021.
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Valencia tops expat insider survey

This guide covers the findings of the Expat Insider Survey 2020 and what British expats love about these high-ranking destinations. See what expats love about Valencia and which cities didn't rank so well, and what reasons British expats gave for the poor ratings...
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European countries amongst favourite expat destinations

The latest HSBC Expat Explorer survey reveals five European countries which rank highly amongst expats but who comes out on top? The survey shows that the European country desired most by Expats is...

UAE-based expats not saving enough money

Discover the reasons why many expats in Dubai struggle to save money and what financial strategies can counteract this issue. Research carried out by Guardian Wealth Management (GWM) found that people earning between DH 10,000 and DH 30,000 will be the worst hit as very few of them are able to...