HSBC Expat Explorer Survey Puts Singapore Top Of The League In 2017

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I had the pleasure of spending 3 weeks here in August last year and based on my experience, it seems hardly surprising that Singapore tops HSBC’s Expat Explorer Survey in 2017.

Singapore is in first place for the second year running, ahead of Norway (6th in 2016), New Zealand (2nd) and Germany (10th). An eclectic top 10 also includes the Netherlands, Canada, Australia, Sweden, Austria, and the United Arab Emirates. Read more “HSBC Expat Explorer Survey Puts Singapore Top Of The League In 2017”

Being An Entrepreneur On The Cote D’Azur; You’re Probably Right To Be Tempted

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Monaco, Cannes, Marseille, Nice, St Tropez; France’s Cote D’Azur hosts some world-famous cities and towns as well as picturesque, sleepy on the surface villages that stretch towards Ventimiglia, in Italy, in the East, and Marseille in the West.

The quality of life on the Cote D’Azur is high; there are plenty of activities, events and festivals, celebrating food, life and culture; there are yachts, superyachts, casinos, nightclubs, fast cars, good food, and all the other trappings of the glamorous Mediterranean that you might expect. It can also be surprisingly down to earth ad friendly. Read more “Being An Entrepreneur On The Cote D’Azur; You’re Probably Right To Be Tempted”

La Cote D’Azur; The Perfect Break For Entrepreneurs & Expats? Plus 5 Top Hotels For Nice

It wasn’t the easy ride he expected, but was it worth it, and should you try it? Edmund Ingham writes about his trip to the Cote D’Azur in snowy December, and his tips for entrepreneurs and expats. 1st in series.

It’s 6.45am and, stepping off the National Express at Stansted Airport, I am feeling smug. Having woken up at 5am and strolled to the bus stop at Stratford, a few minutes from my Airbnb overlooking the Olympic Park, I have arrived on time and have 70 minutes to clear security, and get to my gate. Read more “La Cote D’Azur; The Perfect Break For Entrepreneurs & Expats? Plus 5 Top Hotels For Nice”

Internations Reveals The Best and Worst Places For Expats in 2017

It’s all change amongst the top 3 nations in the world that are most popular with expats, according to a survey released earlier this year by Internations, the global expat networking platform and events organiser. 

None of 2016’s top 3 retained their spot in 2017, whilst the world’s highest rated destination this year has made the jump from 19th to 1st spot. Read more “Internations Reveals The Best and Worst Places For Expats in 2017”

Buying Property Overseas: 10 Crucial Things To Consider Before You Take The Plunge

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Welcome to our guide to buying property overseas.

It’s around this time of year, with winter well and truly descending upon us, and daylight-saving time rearing its ugly head, that many of us, those that can afford it, consider the possibility of either relocating overseas, or acquiring a property overseas.

Wouldn’t it be just great to know that, faced with a particularly grim weekends’ weather, we can simply jump on the Eurostar or into the family car, or onto a direct flight to France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, or even Croatia, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Albania…or even further afield?

A ski-chalet in the Swiss Alps. A beachside villa in Sitges. A small finca in the Balearics. It’s not as much of a pipe dream as you might think.

All you have to do is to break the process down into small steps, set targets, timeframes, price limits, and devote a decent chunk of time to researching – or better still, visiting – the places where you’d most like to purchase a second home. Here’s how. Read more “Buying Property Overseas: 10 Crucial Things To Consider Before You Take The Plunge”