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  1. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Dear all, Hope everyone is doing well. I haven't been able to spend much time on this forum lately, unfortunately :/ I have a quick question about social security. So, long story short, basically, my mom (American citizen, French long-term visa) is at the same French bank as we are. We...
  2. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi, planning to move to Spain next year and already started to merge my UK bank account, is it better to open an account in Euros or leave in Sterling?
  3. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi there, I have a few questions I wanted to ask about FLR(M) visa. (1) In order to meet the financial requirement, I believe that I should provide 6 months payslips, 6 months bank statements, and a letter from my employer to confirm that I've worked in that job for a year and that it's a...
  4. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    We have been having a VERY hard time finding a long-term rental. Here's why (and I'd love your suggestions on what to do): Broker/immo/real estate rentals firms rent out and manage (yes, you deal with them, not the owner, when anything needs repair) most French apartments. They're the...
  5. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    Dear Readers, My offer on a property in Central Portugal has just been accepted - now the fun begins!!! I have so, so many questions and concerns and wondered if anyone out there can offer me any advice. I now have to pay the deposit, that's fine, bank transfer - done! What happens about...
  6. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi guys, I've been searching for an answer. I already asked my bank in the U.S. and they told me that that they do not know (I have Wells Fargo). They also said to bring the checks into the WF branch office for further help. I have my state check and my federal check, both with my address...
  7. USA Expat Forum for Expats Living in the USA
    Hi I am moving to the USA in November and had a quick query with regards to bank accounts. For a variety of reasons (including to rent a property) I want/need to open a US dollar bank account before I move out. How to do people generally get around the problem of getting a bank account without...
  8. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    we're in the process of purchasing a holiday home. Has anyone got any experience in setting up a bank accounts online from the UK? Is this possible or do we need to go into a branch?
  9. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Looking for some pointers on whether to open an account in UAE or an offshore account. Seems like opening in Dubai is time-consuming and problematic. Any thoughts greatly appreciated!
  10. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi, So I have heard about the HSBC passport account, where you can open a bank account with just a passport and proof of address (non UK). This type of account is very handy for someone like me who will be coming over on an EEA family permit, and will not have my own apartment right away...
  11. Cyprus Expat Forum for Expats Living in Cyprus
    Hey guys I am moving to Cyprus in couple of months and was wondering if it is possible to set up a Cyprus bank account while still here in UK? I know that the Bank of Cyprus has a branch in London. Does anyone has experience with this? Do you know what the requirements are for opening a bank...
  12. New Zealand Expat Forum for Expats Living in NZ
    I will be arriving in NZ early May and Iam trying to work out what the best current account would be. My current account is with RBS and I pay for this but get things like travel and phone insurance. Is there a bank that offers something similar in NZ. Also, does anyone have advice about...
  13. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Best Way to SAVE MONEY in Dubai ??? Hi All I've had a quick look through past threads but have not found too much that is (a) of relevance or (b) recent (cue clever poster that exposes the errors of my searching...) :-) So I thought I'd start my own... I moved to Dubai 6 months ago from the...
  14. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hello everyone, are the limits to monthly deposits to your bank account, directly related to how much your salary is? Or are there certain monthly amounts limits for different types of visas? Thanks.
  15. Guides
    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...
  16. Articles: Australasia & the Pacific Islands
    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...
  17. Articles: Americas
    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...
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