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Cross-border international banking for expats


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...

Bitcoin Investment Hype

Expert advice on the Bitcoin investment hype


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.

How to send money from the US

International money transfers: How to send money from the US


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.

Manage money abroad

Protecting your finances while living abroad


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


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.

Banks in Germany: Choosing a German bank


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.

Opening a bank account in Germany


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.

Brexit currency impact

Brexit and its strong impact on currency exchange rates


The monumental Brexit has yielded political, cultural and also economical consequences. Here we explain how the UK's vote to leave the EU has led to significant Brexit currency impacts like lower currency exchange rates and the British pound devaluation.

Best way to transfer money internationally

The best ways to transfer money internationally


To find the best way to transfer money internationally, it’s important to understand the fees, exchange rates and speed of different transfer options.

Offshore investment

Expat guide to offshore investment


Overwhelmed by the number of offshore investment products? Expatica's expert Russell Hammond explains the basics for investing abroad and using offshore investments for portable retirement planning.

Benefits of offshore banking

Offshore banking in Germany


Consider the benefits of offshore banking, which can offer expats and companies in Germany a range of beneficial international financial services.

Top tips for investing wisely

Expert tips: How to invest your money wisely


Financial expert Craig Welsh shows how expats can build a successful investment portfolio for long-term capital growth, using a range of investment options.

Credit cards in Europe - chip and pin

Rick Steves: Credit cards in Europe — the perils of plastic


Much of Europe has implemented a chip-and-PIN system, using credit and debit cards that are embedded with a microchip and require a PIN code for transactions.

Moving back to the UK

Moving back to the UK: Financial considerations


The financial planning experts at The Fry Group offer this list of factors for British expats to consider before planning their move back to the United Kingdom.

Managing expat finances

Expat financial management: Third culture wealth


Expats may find their wealth 'suspended' between two cultures. Financial expert Bryan Hancock advises expats on how to deal with issues such as tax, retirement and repatriation planning.

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