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UK tax system

A complete guide to the UK tax system


Learn more about taxes in the UK, estimate your income tax and discover if you'll be classed as a resident or non-resident taxpayer in the UK.

What happens if I do not pay national insurance in UK

What happens if I do not pay National Insurance in the UK?


What happens if you do not pay National Insurance in the UK? This article answers that question plus all the information you need to decide if you should pay national insurance contributions or not.

Retirement UK

Planning your retirement in the UK


UK retirement offers a high standard of living and quality healthcare. Find what you need to plan your retirement in the UK, including the UK retirement age, pensions and UK retirement communities.


How safe are digital and mobile banking?


With the head-spinning global rise of digital banking, questions about the safety and security measures of mobile banking and e-money platforms emerge.


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...

Overseas pension transfers: the common issues and pitfalls of QROPS


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


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.

Adapting to expat life the right way

Adapting to expat life the right way


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.

Insurance UK

Insurance in the UK


Find out which types of insurance in the UK are mandatory, and what extra coverage you’ll need to protect your lifestyle and family, including accident, home, and life insurance in the UK.

Financial globalisation

The state of financial globalisation 10 years after the financial crisis


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.

UK banks

Opening a bank account in the UK


There are several UK and British banks to choose from with a range of options for those looking to relocate to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. Take a look at this guide to find the best bank account for your needs.

Cost of living in London

The cost of living in London


Before you move to the 'big smoke' discover more about the cost of living in London, including the price of London accommodation, Oyster card prices, London Underground tickets and more.

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.

Importance of financial education

Understanding the importance of financial education for expats


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.

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