Expat Emigration News

Latest 10 news items tagged Emigration

2 Nov at 6 PM 2018

Gender pay gap leaves female expats short of retirement cash

Women planning for an expat retirement need to pay more attention to saving rather than spending. It’s a sad fact that, on average, women’s retirement savings are far less than the amounts squirreled away by men looking towards a comfortable life either in the home country or as an expat retiree overseas. Basically, the pension pot amassed by the average woman by the age of 65 totals around £35,800, whilst that of her male counterpart is at least five times larger. Taking into account the fact that women live far longer than...
26 Oct at 6 PM 2018

UK state pension amount wins no prizes in survey

If you’ve ever wondered whether the UK’s state pension is more or less than in other world countries, here’s the answer. Whether you’re drawing your UK state pension as an expat retiree living overseas or are considering emigrating in a bid to make ends meet in a cheaper country, the results of a recent pensions survey won’t exactly come as a surprise. The UK’s benefits system is reckoned to be one of the world’s best, but the UK state pension lets the side down hugely. Mercers’ 2018 global pension index states...
4 Oct at 6 PM 2018

Brit pensioner and Thai wife steal cash and mattress from neighbour

A British expat retiree and his Thai wife have been arrested after being caught on camera stealing a mattress and cash. Sidney Michael Edwards and his wife Phensakao Nasok were arrested in a Pattaya rooming house last week after being caught on CCTV whilst stealing 126,000 baht (£3,000) and a mattress from an adjacent rented room. The couple. from Thailand’s Mukdahan province. had been staying in a rented room in Pattaya next door to another room rented by a Briton who was on holiday in Cambodia at the time. When he returned to his...
10 Sep at 6 PM 2018

Irish weather cited as main reason for emigration

In spite of this year’s souring, prolonged heatwave, a recent survey reveals the Irish weather is the main reason for emigration and the reluctance to return. Lack of sunshine and the resulting overall dampness has been cited by a new survey as the main reasons expats gave for leaving the country of their birth. This year’s Expat Insider survey revealed well over 50 per cent of Irish expatriates were fed up with living in seemingly never-ending damp, overcast conditions. The survey also showed the majority of those who left have...
6 Sep at 6 PM 2018

Adjusting to life as a newly arrived expat

The demands of expatriation can often result in physical and emotional health problems, with well-being put on the bank burner in the pursuit of money and success. Many would-be expats don’t realise that what’s good for the bank balance can be bad for overall health due to the stress of adapting to a new environment and lifestyle whilst taking on the demands of a new job. The last thing on most new arrivals’ minds is a healthy lifestyle, but not taking care of all your physical and emotional needs can make adjustment to your new...
5 Sep at 6 PM 2018

British pensioners refused insurance payout after their car was stolen and torched

A British expats couple are being treated unfairly by their insurance company after they were gassed and had their car stolen and torched. After falling into an unusually deep sleep, pensioners John and Jacqueline Armitage were woken by Spanish police knocking on their door to let them know their burnt-out car had been found after having been involved in a number of robberies. The horrified couple had no idea the Toyota had been stolen and are convinced they’d somehow been gassed prior to the robbery. According to John, he’s a...
27 Aug at 6 PM 2018

Spanish house prices rising as expat buyers get younger

The average age of property purchasers in Spain is now at an all time low. Along with a continuing increase in the popularity with expats of Costa del Sol properties, a new study has noted the average age of buyers is now 42 years. An analysis of property purchases in the region during the fist six months of 2018 shows 31 per cent of homes were sold to expatriates. Many are CEOs or entrepreneurs, with many saying their ability to work remotely was the major justification for the decision to emigrate. As regards the drop in the...
21 Aug at 6 PM 2018

Why are expat Brits losing their UK bank accounts

Literally millions of British expats overseas are losing their UK bank accounts, leaving their finances and pension payments in chaos. In Spain alone, over 300,000 Britons are living, working or retiring in the sun after deciding to give the UK a permanent miss for a number of valid reasons. In the rest of the world, some five million UK citizens are currently living away from home, with the majority expat professionals or entrepreneurs with their own businesses. All are facing problems with reduced access to UK bank accounts, even...
26 Jul at 6 PM 2018

Best dog friendly beaches in Southern Spain

Wherever there are expats, there are family dogs who like nothing better than to have fun with their owners. Many British expats in Spain will have brought their doggy best friends with them when they emigrated, with others adopting a dog from a local refuge once they’re settled in. As long as we’ve inhabited the planet, dogs have been there for us, sharing our lives and being part of the human family. Like us, most dogs adore a day on the beach, although a good few of Spain’s beaches still don’t welcome them, but more and...
18 Jul at 6 PM 2018

Brexit job losses may result in soaring emigration

Will Brexit see increased numbers of Brit moving overseas for work? As next March creeps closer and governmental chaos ramps up still further, an increasing number of industries are now planning their exit strategies. Sadly, the ‘green’ sector is one which is convinced leaving the UK is the only way forward in spite of the spectre of massive job losses for its UK workers. Should the worst happen, where in the world will the jobless decide to go? At the present time, the top three most popular destinations for expat job-seekers...