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  1. Expat Tax
    Has anyone opened (and used from abroad) one of these accounts as a US Person with a non-US address? https://www.americansabroad.org/aca/sdfcuaccounts-description-and-faqs/ Since it's a US account, it would seem FBAR reporting would not be necessary. Also, it might be a way to receive Social...
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    British Expats are seeing the number of overseas pension schemes that they can use to move their investments abroad being cut back drastically. In the UK, the tax man, HM Revenue and Customs, has removed thousands of Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (QROPS) from its approved list...
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    Expats face being able to access fewer options for life insurance and wealth asset management in key locations such as Dubai and Singapore due to regulatory changes and shifting business focus. One of the largest international operators is pulling out of both locations. Standard Life said...
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    A leading bank has launched a new expat service designed to meet the needs of people moving to the UK, offering them access to British and international services and products. The London Expat Service from Lloyds Bank is aimed particularly at high net-worth expats, many of whom are...
  5. Articles: Europe
    British people and expats with accounts with international banks in the Channel Island of Jersey are facing confusion over a global clampdown on tax avoidance and money laundering. The move is a result of a series of high profile cases in which banks have been investigated over allegations that...
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    Expats in popular European locations such as the UK, France and Italy can now access more wealth management advice than ever before. One major group has expanded its operations in Italy and another UK-based firm is now offering more to expats in Britain, especially the French and Americans...
  7. Articles: Europe
    If you decided to become an expat to have a better lifestyle but want to pay less tax then you may want to check what you might expect to pay, as the top economies are also the top for tax. France, one of the most popular countries in the world for expats, has the second highest level of tax...
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    Australian expats are the wealthiest in the world, with 20% earning more than $200,000 USD, according to new research. They are in an exclusive club, as only 11% of expats earn this kind of money, the annual expat report from the Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corporation has found. Another...
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    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...
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    Expats are leading the way in terms of using online banking — little wonder, as it makes money trasfers so much easier than traditional banking. Face-to-face banking just doesn’t work when you are living abroad, especially if you have banks accounts in more than one currency and want to move...
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    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...
  12. 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...
  13. Articles: Europe
    Hundreds of thousands of British expats face paying tax on all of their UK income under new proposals being drawn up by the Treasury. At present, European Union nationals and British expats are entitled to offset income earned in the UK against the national personal allowance of £10,000...
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    Retired British expats in the Eurozone who are currently benefitting from a strong pound are being urged to remain cautious of potential currency fluctuations by a senior analyst at one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations. The warnings from Tom Elliott...
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    US expats are being told by financial services firms that they can no longer buy or trade mutual funds due to a stricter global regulatory environment. This means that when it comes to certain financial investment vehicles, they will not be able to undertake some investments because they live...
  16. Articles: Americas
    A comprehensive financial advisory firm that helps clients grow and conserve wealth has announced a new service to help expats living in the US and US citizens living abroad manage their investments. Saddle River Capital Management (SRCM) said it has identified many investors as stranded...
  17. Articles: Europe
    British expats are shifting their investment portfolios from risk averse assets into stocks and shares as they become more positive about equity markets around the world — particularly the UK — new research shows. The survey for Lloyds Bank Private Banking showed that in 2010, expats held an...
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    If you are looking to work abroad and pay less tax then most, developed countries have substantially cut top personal income tax rates in the last 30 years. But the same countries are being urged to change tax rules to minimise so called ‘treaty shopping’, where high income individuals, expats...
  19. Articles: Europe
    More than £56 million of pension funds that had been previously lost or forgotten about by British expats were recovered for them last year, it has been revealed. The deVere Group, which has over 80,000 mainly expat clients worldwide, says that it is only the tip of the iceberg and the true...
  20. Articles: Europe
    Foreign executives working in Belgium who have been benefiting from special expat tax status for 10 years or more are being investigated by the country’s tax man. Belgian tax authorities are carrying out an extensive audit and making calculations from the first day the expat workers arrived in...
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