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British expats get landmark ruling on illegal property cases in Spain

October 7, 2014 property

British expats who bought homes in Spain and found themselves in the middle of an illegal home scam are closer to being able to own their properties legally. In a landmark case, a judge in Almeria has awarded €135,000 damages to three British families who bought illegal homes a decade ago in Albox, which might [...]

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Expat chef shares tale of moving across the globe for love

October 6, 2014 Australia

Love is often the reason many people end up living and working abroad. For expat Spanish chef Miguel Maestre, it was the reason he ended up in Australia. The television personality and star of Channel 10’s The Living Room struck up a romance with Australia after sparks flew at an Edinburgh restaurant with an Australian [...]

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Insurance firm launches international health app

October 3, 2014 Health

Insurance firm Aviva has launched a smartphone app for its international medical insurance customers that will help them access their details wherever they are in the world. The International Solutions App can store medical records, provides details of how to file claims around the world and gives immediate access to emergency assistance and medical advice. [...]

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British expats miss the weather, new poll has found

October 2, 2014 Britain

The UK is known throughout the world for its unpredictable weather, with jokes being made constantly about the wind and the rain. But now it seems that the good old British weather is not so bad, with expats saying they miss the drizzle and the gales more than anything else. A new survey of British [...]

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New Zealand sees highest ever annual influx of migrants

October 1, 2014 New Zealand

New Zealand reached its highest ever net gain of migrants in the August 2014 year, according to the latest data from New Zealand Statistics. The numbers reached reached 43,500, topping the previous high of 42,500 migrants in the May 2003 year. The new net migration record was driven by more arrivals and fewer departures of [...]

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Support for Australian-style visa points system grows in UK

September 30, 2014 United Kingdom

Support for an Australian-style visa points system for people from outside the European Union is growing in the UK. One of the country’s newest political parties, UKIP, which could win its first seats in parliament in forthcoming by-elections, said it wants to limit immigration to 50,000 a year. Steven Woolfe, UKIP spokesman on migration and [...]

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The Algarve named as the ideal place for retired expats

September 29, 2014 Portugal

In many countries there are groups of expats from all over the world who retire to find a dream home and place in the sun. Now, new research shows that the Algarve in Portugal is the ideal location. The region has more than 100,000 resident expat retirees who love its medieval towns, fishing villages, markets, [...]

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UK happiness levels rise as economy recovers

September 26, 2014 Happiness

The UK is one of the most popular countries in the world for expats and the good news is that people living in the country are happier and believe their well-being has improved. The latest personal well-being estimates from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) shows there have been year-on-year improvements in reported well-being since [...]

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Expats in the US face changes under health care reforms

September 25, 2014 America

Healthcare reforms in the United States mean that expats could see changes, as a new survey shows that many are considering significant changes to the plans they offer employees. Two thirds of employers said they would be making changes to their health plans next year to rein in costs, according to the survey by human [...]

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Court decision clarifies residency issue for New Zealand expats

September 24, 2014 Expat Banking and Finance

Kiwi expats with property investments in New Zealand should be breathing a collective sigh of relief following a High Court decision on residency. The New Zealand High Court has overturned a 2013 Taxation Review Authority (TRA) decision that a New Zealander living and working overseas for more than 10 years was still a New Zealand [...]

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London overtakes Hong Kong as most expensive place to live and work

September 23, 2014 Cost Of Living Guides

When an employee is sent overseas to work, the cost is usually met by the employer. Now, they face paying even more for moving people to London, one of the world’s most popular expat locations. London has become the world’s most expensive city for companies to relocate employees, overtaking Hong Kong, which had previously topped [...]

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Art and sport can help expat children settle at a foreign school, research suggests

September 22, 2014 Education

One aspect of moving abroad that particularly concerns parents is how their children will cope with a new language, but new research suggests that if they are given support it will help them. In Australia, new immigrant children can speak a wide variety of languages, so researchers at the University of Adelaide looked at how [...]

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Malaysia introduces new 5-year multi entry visa

September 19, 2014 Australia

Malaysia is set to offer business investors 5-year multi entry visas in a move aimed specifically at attracting more Australian business people. Business men and women, financial managers and wealthy investors are top of the list for the new visa stream. The new visa scheme will start in December 2014 as part of a new [...]

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