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  1. Articles: Europe
    A pension investment currently offered to UK based citizens could be rolled out to other countries to take advantage of demand from expats and wants to attract younger savers. The pension product from investment manager Nutmeg could be available in a wide range of jurisdictions including...
  2. Articles: Europe
    The British city of York is considered to be the safest city in the world, followed by Bath, Edinburgh and Brighton, according to a new survey. Venice, Vienna, Dublin, Florence, Stockholm and Copenhagen made up the rest of the top 10 safest cities while Cairo, Bangkok, Istanbul and Marrakech...
  3. Articles: Europe
    Net long term migration to the UK was estimated to be 298,000 in the year ending September 2014, an increase of 42% in a 12 month period. But the latest figures from the UK government show that migration levels are below the peak of 320,000 in the year ending June 2005 and Immigration Minister...
  4. Articles: Europe
    Changes to the UK visa system will make it simpler for certain visa applicants, especially those in business, the arts and visiting for holidays. The changes due in April 2015 have been welcomed by the business sector and art world and will streamline the application process. ‘Fine tuning...
  5. Coffee lounge : Immigration sharing ideas
    Hi guys! I won't share my entire life history, so long story short, at 17 I looked into studying in New Zealand, and received some great advice and information from a Brit living there. Unfortunately things got tough in my home life and for 10 years I have been raising my siblings, looking...
  6. Articles: Australasia & the Pacific Islands
    Poland, Portugal and Turkey the most affordable places to spend a year abroad and Australia, the USA and Canada the least affordable, new research has found. Poland is the most affordable destination for British students hoping to study abroad, according to the research from HSBC. With over...
  7. Articles: Europe
    People looking to immigrate to Britain are being advised to make sure they do not fall prey to bogus advisers, especially those making visa and permit applications on their behalf. The warning comes after a Moldovian citizen, Tatiana Balan, aged 36 years, living in London pleaded guilty at City...
  8. Guides
    Most applications for British universities from overseas students need to be in place next week for those wishing to start studying in October 2015. For undergraduate courses starting this autumn, the main application deadline is 15 January 2015 but there are some exceptions, most notably those...
  9. Articles: Europe
    Almost 100,000 British expats living in Mediterranean countries will lose a payment they receive from the UK government called the winter fuel allowance. Retired British expats in France, Malta, Spain, Greece, Portugal, Gibraltar and Cyprus will no longer receive the annual payments starting...
  10. Articles: Europe
    An Australian points-based immigration system would be totally unsuitable for the UK because the two countries have very different migration policies, a new report says. The system is highly regarded because the Australians have achieved effective control of their borders and they can also...
  11. Articles: Europe
    The minimum threshold for a UK investor visa has been doubled to £2 million with the aim of encouraging high net worth individuals to invest in British companies in exchange for the right to apply for citizenship after five years. The Tier 1 Investor route is one of the two routes offered to...
  12. Articles: Europe
    Frequent travellers from the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan are set to benefit from fast track service into the UK. The Registered Traveller Service, which has been running as a pilot, is now being extended, Immigration Minister James Brokenshire has confirmed...
  13. Guides
    The UK government has unveiled plans to extend the popular 24 hour visa service to more business leaders, investors and wealthy tourists aimed at attracting more investment into the country. The Super Priority Visa Service, already on offer in China and India, ensures a decision on a visa...
  14. Guides
    Expats working for investment banks, private equity firms and hedge funds can expect the UK taxman to probe deeper into their financial affairs in the coming years. Tax investigations into expats working as investment bankers or fund managers in the UK yielded record revenue in 2013/2014, and...
  15. Guides
    British expats are sitting on over £3 million of Premium Bonds prizes that are unclaimed, with the largest amounting to £100,000. Premium Bonds are the UK’s most popular form of savings provided by National Savings and Investments (NS&I), which has almost 850,000 overseas-based customers with...
  16. Guides
    People become expats for lots of reasons including work and a better lifestyle, but now it seems that the cost of property in the UK is emerging as a new reason for moving abroad. New research has found that a fifth of disillusioned house hunters would consider leaving the UK — and the United...
  17. Guides
    London, New York and Paris are regarded as the most appealing cities to work abroad in, while overall, the United States is the country with the highest appeal, new research shows. Some 16% voted for London, 12.2% for New York and 8.9% for Paris, according to the survey carried out by the...
  18. Articles: Europe
    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...
  19. Articles: Europe
    British expats are being urged to join a campaign to change banking rules which say you must have a UK address to open a bank account in the country. Many expats keep their accounts when they move abroad, but once they are overseas they can no longer move or change their accounts even within...
  20. Guides
    British expats are increasingly buying property in the UK, but they aren’t splashing out, with the most popular investments in the £55,000 to £70,000 range, research has found. According to Find UK Property, a company that specialises in finding properties for overseas investors, sales to...
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