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Taxes in Germany

Taxes in Germany

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If you're living in Germany long-term, you will be subject to file a German tax return. Let us guide you through the maze of taxes in Germany.

Opening a bank account in Germany

Opening a bank account in Germany

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Find out how to open a bank account in Germany, what documents are needed for residents and non-residents and if you can open a German bank account online.

Retiring in Germany

A guide to retiring in Germany

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Retiring in Germany has plenty of perks for expats, with great healthcare and a high standard of living. This guide explains what to arrange for retirement in Germany.

Banking

Cross-border international banking for expats

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With more and more people moving across borders and settling in different countries, the need for cross-border banking options has grown considerably in recent times. If you're an expat looking to transfer money from one country to another, there are both traditional banks and newer financial companies...

QROPS

Overseas pension transfers: the common issues and pitfalls of QROPS

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Pension transfers to QROPS for UK expats and internationals have been possible since 2006, but they are not without issues and challenges.

Expert advice on the Bitcoin investment hype

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The Bitcoin frenzy, although over its peak, is still raging on. To help potential investors see through the hype, Koen De Leus, Chief Economist at BNP Paribas Fortis, shares his advice.

International money transfers: How to send money from the US

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Sending money from the US to another country used to be time-consuming and expensive, requiring you to make a special trip to your bank and wait days or even weeks for your money to arrive.

Adapting to expat life the right way

Adapting to expat life the right way

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Relocating to a new country is not a tough decision for those who have always wanted to live abroad, but assimilating into a new country, its culture and its regulations — along with the administrational issues — may be the hardest challenge.

Financial globalisation

The state of financial globalisation 10 years after the financial crisis

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In 1917, the first international commercial flight took place. Over 70 years later, the world wide web formed. Accessibility and the spread of information are why businesses have been able to broaden their international dealings over the last century.

Manage money abroad

Protecting your finances while living abroad

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Moving yourself and your belongings from one country to another requires careful consideration, but there is another asset that must be moved: your finances.

How to save money effectively

Saving cash or just collecting coins: how to save money effectively

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Most people understand that as soon as you start earning money, you should start saving. The way we save and store our hard-earned cash can make a huge difference to saving and investment goals.

German banks

Banks in Germany: Choosing a German bank

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Find a list of banks in Germany to help you choose the best bank in Germany for your needs, including online banks and international banks in Germany.

Importance of financial education

Understanding the importance of financial education for expats

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Aside from the general complexities surrounding a move abroad, such as applying for visas and looking for work as an expat, personal finance is one of the most common areas of confusion.

International assignment

Ensuring a smooth transition abroad for relocated employees

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Though sending employees on international assignments has become increasingly popular, those in charge of managing expat employees still find the process of global mobility complex.

Retire abroad

Cross-border retirement planning and pensions for expats

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It’s a dream for many: after years of hard work, they can finally travel to far-off lands and enjoy the rest of their retirement without worrying about finances. With some planning beforehand, the dream of retiring abroad can become a reality.



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