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New expats tend to make five basic financial mistakes

by Ray Clancy on August 22, 2011

Investment errors by expats

New expats tend to make their first errors when it comes to financial matters and even basic changes like setting up new bank accounts can cause problems, according to wealth managers.

‘Moving to a new country often means adapting to new laws, regulations and tax systems, as well as the cultural differences,’ said Gavin Pluck, European director of Guardian Wealth Management. [click to continue…]

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New Australian dollar bank account for expats

June 23, 2011 Australia

Standard Bank Offshore has further improved its international banking services for expats with the introduction of an Australian Dollar denominated version of its Optimum Bank Account. The account, which pays up to 2.95% Gross/AER credit interest and includes an Australian Dollar Visa Debit Card, follows the bank’s recent upgrade to its Internet banking service.

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US expat tax and foreign bank account deadlines approaching

May 27, 2011 America

It is just three weeks until US expats need to fill in their tax forms and foreign bank account declarations but few are ready and many don’t even know they need to, according to tax experts. The tax-filing deadline is June 15 and the Foreign Bank Account Report (FBAR) deadline is the end of next […]

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