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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...

the Dutch housing market

The Dutch housing market in 2017/ 2018

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In 2017, the Dutch housing market gave a show of strength, with house prices in major cities across the country finally surpassing the peaks seen before the financial crisis in 2008.

Mobile banking and mobile payments in the Netherlands

Mobile banking and mobile payments in the Netherlands

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You can do pretty much anything on your smartphone these days. Among the latest trends is using mobile apps to do your shopping, pay bills or send money to friends. With many banks, all your banking needs are right there, accessible at the swipe of a finger.

Refinancing a Dutch mortgage

Refinancing a Dutch mortgage

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Refinancing your mortgage can be a great way to reduce your mortgage costs, especially in times of low interest rates. But is it always a good idea to refinance your mortgage and when are the best times to consider it?

Bitcoin Investment Hype

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.

Home renovation financing with Dutch mortgages

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If you take out a mortgage to buy a home in the Netherlands, there's a special little feature provided by many Dutch mortgage companies called a bouwdepot, a portion of the mortgage that can be used for renovation or construction work.

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.

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.

Banking in the Netherlands

Dutch bank account: Opening a Dutch bank account as an expat

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Expatica's guide explains who can open a Dutch bank account and what you need to present when opening a bank account in the Netherlands.

Brexit currency impact

Brexit and its strong impact on currency exchange rates

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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

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

How to get a loan in the Netherlands

How to get a loan in the Netherlands

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You're buying a new home in the Netherlands and thinking of taking out a loan from a Dutch bank. The process is not as hard as you think. Here is what you need to know. [Contributed by Postkrediet]

Offshore investment

Expat guide to offshore investment

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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.

Offshore companies in the Netherlands

Offshore companies in the Netherlands

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Offshore companies are businesses that have been registered, established or incorporated outside of the country of residence. Here we focus on the Netherlands.



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