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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.

Banks in South Africa

Listing of banking institutions in South Africa


Here's a listing of banking institutions in South Africa, including the monetary authority, locally controlled banks, branches of international banks and banking-related organisations in South Africa.

Opening a bank account in South Africa

How to open a bank account in South Africa


Can foreigners open a bank account in South Africa? This guide explains how to open a bank account in South Africa as a resident, plus conditions for non-resident bank accounts in South Africa.

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.

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.

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.

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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