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7 Reasons Why It’s Better To Buy Than Rent When Moving Overseas

Whether you’re contemplating retirement under the Mediterranean sun, taking the family to Australia or a career relocation to the Far East, moving abroad is an exciting, life-changing prospect. But when it comes to finding a home, the question is whether to buy or not to buy. Renting a home has its merits, but so does...

A Comprehensive Guide For Expats: Navigating Loneliness Abroad

Working your dream job in another country is an incredible lifetime achievement. However, behind the wonderful experience of living in a foreign land, there’s a challenge that many people don’t talk about often. Living for an extended period in an unfamiliar place leads to loneliness. If mishandled, the isolation could affect an expat’s well-being, leading...

The UK Tax Residence Test And Expatriates – Are You Sure You Have Escaped UK Taxation?

The UK statutory residence test determines whether or not individuals are resident in the UK for tax purposes. It can continue to impact British expatriates more than you realise, so it’s important to understand the rules and follow them carefully where necessary. Written by Jason Porter of Blevins Franks You may be settled in a...

What To Know When Buying A Second Property Abroad

Owning a second property abroad has become increasingly popular among UK residents, offering a blend of lifestyle enhancement and investment diversification. Whether you’re purchasing a holiday home, an investment property or somewhere you are looking to retire, purchasing real estate overseas requires careful consideration and thorough research. Here’s what you need to know before taking...

Outlook For The Spanish Property Market In 2024

Buying property in Spain remains a very popular option with people looking to move there to enjoy the climate and lifestyle as well as with people looking for a holiday home or investment opportunity.  2023 saw the Spanish property market exceed expectations with record levels of international buyers.  What are expectations for the Spanish property...

International Health Insurance

Which Are The Best International Health Insurance Providers

Identifying which international health insurance provider will give the right options for you and any family is essential when moving abroad. There are some excellent options from which to choose and many are very affordable, especially when compared to options in the US. But which international health insurance companies are the best fit for you?...

travel insurance

The Best Travel Insurance Companies

In today’s unpredictable world, travel insurance has become the most important accessory for any international traveler. Travelers want trip cancellation insurance to protect their trip and travel medical insurance plans to protect their health. But with so many companies out there, which ones can you trust? We’ve looked at companies around the world to find the best travel insurance companies. The ten companies...

Investing In A Holiday Home In Spain In 2024

Spain is popular with expats and is one of the most popular holiday destinations. Many choose to invest in a holiday home so that they can travel to take advantage of the lifestyle, almost year-round sunshine and affordable prices of property. If you are considering investing in a holiday home in Spain this post will...

Retire Abroad To Spain

How To Retire Abroad To Spain With Financial Peace Of Mind

Anyone recently retired or approaching retirement is entering a new and exciting phase in life. While some worry retirement will be boring, many embrace the freedom it offers.  Spain certainly offers a beneficial lifestyle for retirees. But long-term financial security is crucial to help you enjoy your retirement years.  Retire abroad to Spain with financial...

Spanish Expat Mortgages

Spanish Expat Mortgages – A Guide

If you are buying property in Spain and need to take out a mortgage to finance the purchase you need to understand how to obtain a mortgage. There are similarities between Spanish expat mortgages and what you may be familiar with at home but it is vital that you understand the differences. How much deposit...

Retirement in Spain

Your Guide to a Happy Retirement in Spain

Spain has become one of the top options for many people who seek to take a break from work, retire, or even take a tour. The fantastic gardens and parks, the excellent metro system, and the unique cuisines in Madrid alone make it an option for comfort. With all these, retirement in Spain may be...

Keeping Your Home Number Abroad

Keeping Your Home Number Abroad: An Expatriate’s Guide

Understand how VoIP lets you keep your country’s phone number anywhere worldwide. We will cover how VoIP transforms expatriate communication by enabling the retention of your home phone number anywhere in the world. This guide delves into VoIP’s main advantages, from global connectivity to always-on access to SMS messages, explaining what makes it an excellent...