Expat Banking and Finance


Expat workers in finance facing stress-related health issues

by Ray Clancy on October 17, 2013

Expats working in the banking and financial world could be facing health worries as a new survey identifies concerns over fear of unemployment, pressure and psychological abuse.

International banks often move key staff around the world and expats also tend to find jobs in the finance industry but an unstoppable wave of change is affecting the health of workers and even creating a personal health crisis, according to the survey of finance workers in 26 countries by UNI Finance, a global union for the banking industry. [click to continue…]

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