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New crowd sourcing online platform launched for expats

by Ray Clancy on January 24, 2013

New crowd sourcing online platform launched for expats

International bank HSBC Expat has launched its first crowd sourcing platform aimed at people who are about to move abroad or are currently working and living overseas. It says that its new HSBC Expat Hints & Tips tool gives users the chance to browse and filter the tips from expats for expats by country, expat life stage and topics to create custom searches.

Initially at launch it has over 800 bite size pieces of information collated from almost 20,000 individual tips from expats who took part in HSBC Expat’s annual Expat Explorer survey over the past five years, as well as from expat bloggers. The online resource allows users to browse and filter the tips so that they can find those that are most relevant to them, whether they’re looking for tips about leisure activities in the United Arab Emirates, or finding accommodation in Singapore. [click to continue…]

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