Why are expat mortgages now harder to come by?

New rules that were introduced in 2014 made things tricky for all potential borrowers whose income and expenditure had to be evidenced after this time. For expats things are tougher still. Following European rules introduced in 2016, individuals paid in a foreign currency must now come under closer scrutiny during...

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British pensioners retiring to Europe could face £10bn being wiped from pension pots due to currency fluctuations

Extensive analysis conducted over twelve years by financial advisory consultancy; Hoxton Capital Management has found the average pension pot of over-65s living abroad has reached £210,000.  However, the company’s analysis has also identified that in volatile years, currency market fluctuations removed as much as 20% from British pensioners’ spending power. Based...

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At a glance – Local Elections

Earlier this month Britons hit the polling booths across the country to decide who would be running their local councils. Usually the local elections don’t garner a huge amount of interest, but given the polarised state of politics in the UK at the moment, it provided an interesting opportunity...

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