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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...

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.

How to send money from the US

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.

UK banks

Opening a bank account in the UK

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 banking

Offshore banking in the United Kingdom

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Consider the benefits of offshore banking, which can offer international financial services for expats and companies in the United Kingdom.

Top tips for investing wisely

Expert tips: How to invest your money wisely

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Expat investment

Life insurance bonds for expatriates

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The financial planning experts at The Fry Group discuss the tax advantages of insurance bonds.



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