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  1. Philippines Expat Forum
    I'll bet this might affect a few of us, our debit/credit cards falling apart, mine lasted two years. The humidity and heat split the cards the plastic unravels and the cashier at times sure are careless with our cards and due to slow internet connections they have to constantly swipe the card...
  2. USA Expat Forum for Expats Living in the USA
    Hi We have recently moved to Philadelphia from England and are looking into leasing a car and need to get this sorted quite urgently. We have been working with expat rides to arrange a lease however it seems really expensive. We would like a second hand reliable car, the biggest expense seems...
  3. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Dear Forum members, As an American, I have been refused a loan for purchasing a house here in France because of new restrictions posed on French banks by the U.S. government (FATCA). I only need 52000 euros, and have French tax returns here that should be fine. The "courtier" who handled my...
  4. USA Expat Forum for Expats Living in the USA
    How did you get your first credit card from a US Bank? Is there a strategy that you can recommend to a newcomer for establishing credit in the US? Thank you!
  5. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi, In Norway credit cards are very common. And they come with different benefits from the different providers. Most popular are those that gives you discount on fuel! As I see credit cards are not very common in Spain, I rather wonder if there are any other ways to save some cents when I...
  6. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Hi There, Does anyone have any advice or recommendations on how I can establish a credit history here in SA? Myself and my South African husband are hoping to take out a bond, and as he's contracting for an overseas company it's not straightforward to take one out in his name. My Status: On...
  7. Guides
    Expats need to remain on their toes over savings compensation rights, despite the higher €100,000 deposit compensation limit now in force in all European Economic Area (EEA) member states. Research also shows that the amount of compensation paid in the event that a bank goes bust varies widely...
  8. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    I need to buy a new laptop and from what I remember it was cheaper in Spain than here in Port, however I want to check them out online before I go down to the costa del sol next week, I remember there were a few boulanger shops in Marbella/fuengerola/malaga but they changed name last year, does...
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