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Moving Pets Abroad, UK to Europe, America and Australia

Moving Pets Abroad, UK to Europe, America and Australia
Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Moving Pets Abroad, UK to Europe, America and Australia Moving abroad is a stressful time for any family, not least if you have a pet or two as significant members of your clan. For those who can’t bear to part with their furry friends, this is a short guide on the easiest places to move […]

 

Life’s a Bore? Simple, Move to Ecuador!

Life’s a Bore? Simple, Move to Ecuador!
Friday, October 10th, 2014

Life’s a Bore? Simple, Move to Ecuador! A recent report from Expat Insider unveiled a surprising winner in the top expat destinations of 2014. Ecuador came out on top; trumping Luxembourg, Mexico, Switzerland and the USA to name but a few. So if you’ve always wondered where the happiest expats live and where it’s easy […]

 

British Favourite Expat Destination Spain becomes World’s 7th Best

British Favourite Expat Destination Spain becomes World’s 7th Best
Monday, October 6th, 2014

British Favourite Expat Destination Spain becomes World’s 7th Best It has long been established that the British expats favour sun-kissed Spain as the ultimate destination, but a recent study has revealed that the castanets call further afield as Spain ranks as the world’s 7th best. A survey by networking community InterNations has shown Spain to […]

 

GBP and EUR Movement Expected after Central Bank Meetings

GBP and EUR Movement Expected after Central Bank Meetings
Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Pound Sterling The Pound is little changed against its major peers as economists await the outcome of the Bank of England and European Central Bank interest rate decisions. The BoE is forecast to leave interest rates unchanged but any hints that policy makers are moving closer to voting for a rise will likely support the […]

 

UK government plans to scrap 15-year voting rule for British expats

UK government plans to scrap 15-year voting rule for British expats
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

UK government plans to scrap 15-year voting rule for British expats According to reports, the UK government could soon end the highly unpopular 15-year rule that stops millions of British expats from voting in national elections in the UK. Cynics might say that the announcement is just an attempt by the Conservative led coalition government […]

 

TOP 3 Currency Exchange Websites

TOP 3 Currency Exchange Websites
Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Are you looking for information about Currency Exchange? Are you feeling overwhelmed by the sheer number of websites there are on this subject? Well don’t fear, because The Expat Hub is here to give you its favourite top 3 sites focusing on foreign exchange and currency market movement. These sites were selected on the basis […]

 

4 easy-to-implement tips on how to succeed in the cultural adaptation process

4 easy-to-implement tips on how to succeed in the cultural adaptation process
Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

My first article for the Expat Hub was focused on my professional expat experience and the opportunities and challenges that I came across. In that article, I touched on a very important aspect of the expat experience; the social adaptation process in a new cultural social environment. This time around, I wanted to provide easily […]

 

90,000 British Expats abandon Spain as Euro crisis continues to impact

90,000 British Expats abandon Spain as Euro crisis continues to impact
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

90,000 British Expats abandon Spain as Euro crisis continues to impact A new report released by the National Institute of Statistics showed that the number of expats living in Spain and other Mediterranean nations has declined as a result of high unemployment and an ongoing property crash. The report also shows that up to 90,000 […]

 

72% of the UK’s Top Earners are Considering Emigration

72% of the UK’s Top Earners are Considering Emigration
Thursday, March 27th, 2014

72% of the UK’s Top Earners are Considering Emigration According to a recent report in Emirates 24/7, Dubai may soon witness an influx of UK professionals. With the UK’s proposed higher tax rates disheartening Britain’s top tier workers, nearly three quarters of the nation’s biggest earners might be tempted to leave the UK and start […]

 

No Expat Health insurance for British Retirees

No Expat Health insurance for British Retirees
Friday, March 21st, 2014

No Expat Health insurance for British Retirees According to a recent report, UK expats planning to take early retirement and relocate to Europe will no longer be entitled to subsidised expat travel insurance. Under the current scheme, those UK citizens retiring to Europe at any age have to fill out an S1 form. With this […]