• Business Relocation
  • About us
  • Blog
  • Newsletter
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • Current account
  • Offshore savings
  • Expat Mortgages
  • Financial advice
  • Savings
  • QROPS
  • Online Broker
  • US Expat Taxes
  • Expat Taxes

Money

Opening the newspaper or reading news websites online paints a grim picture of the world financial market. Over the last several years, economies in some of the biggest countries in the world have found rising inflation and lower employment. What this means to you as an expat will depend on what country you are coming from, what country you are moving to and how you protect yourself financially.

Learning about the current financial outlook in your adopted country is the first step you should take. There are dozens of different currencies used around the world, and expats will often use more than one frequently. For example, it is not uncommon to pay ongoing bills, such as a mortgage or credit card debt, in the currency used in your home country while paying your current rent in a totally different currency. What will be most important to expats is how these frequently used currencies meet- the exchange rate between them. Finding a quality foreign exchange broker to assist in moving your funds back and forth is an important consideration, as even a small difference in the exchange rate from one broker to another can translate to hundreds or thousands of dollars in the long term.

Other important financial considerations an expat will have to make come under the realm of banking. Opening a bank account in your new country is a necessity for most people, while still tending to one or more accounts back home is also important. To ensure that you are growing your savings faster than inflation is rising will mean finding an international or overseas bank account with good interest rates.

Many expats do not realize that leaving their home country does not automatically remove the need to file taxes in the home country. While it will be necessary to file a tax return in your adopted country, it is equally important to stay on the good side of the law by filing in your home country as well. Often, not filing is not only illegal, but will mean high fines and fees in the future. Unfortunately, finding information on how to file from abroad is not always easy, and a tax specialist is often the answer.

ExpatFinder.com is prepared to help you with all your financial concerns, from finding a qualified foreign exchange broker to listing top international banks, learning how to trade or buy stocks in your new country to filing taxes and more.

Compare financial services and banking products specially tailored for people living abroad. Apply online or contact a selection of pre-screened expert consultants

Foreign currency exchange

Financial advice

US Expat Taxes

Expat Tax Advisory

Current account

Offshore savings

Expat Mortgages

Savings

QROPS

Online Broker

Prestige Overseas Health Care!
Prestige Overseas Health Care!

Learn more about AXA PPP’s multiple levels of international health coverage and get quality and versatile plans!

Why Choose Bupa
Why Choose Bupa

With Bupa Global, you join one of the leading international health insurance companies. Find out more now!

Compare Offshore Savings Plans
Compare Offshore Savings Plans

Learn about the benefits of an offshore savings account and determine which company will be best for your needs.

US Expat Tax Filing
US Expat Tax Filing

US expats are expected to continue filing taxes in the US even while living abroad. Get expert help to prepare your tax today.

Get Free Removals Quotes
Get Free Removals Quotes

Get fast and easy quotes, from several moving companies. Full Service World-Wide Removals.

Free download now!

Simple and free city guides to prepare your relocation, housing tips, visa, everyday expat life...

Articles & Guides

  • Best Countries for Shoppers on a Budget

Latest Expat News

  • Japan PM Dissolves Parliament, Calls for Elections

    Japan PM Dissolves Parliament, Calls for Elections

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has dissolved parliament amid low public support. Mr. Abe is pushing for economic reforms and the snap election in mid-December will help him promote his government’s growth strategy, commonly known as “Abenomics”. Recent opinion polls revealed that 63% of...

  • ANZ Suspends Traders on Rate-Rigging Probe

    ANZ Suspends Traders on Rate-Rigging Probe

    Australian bank ANZ has suspended seven traders involved in markets trading as regulators probe into the alleged rigging of interest rates. Shares of the bank dropped 0.2% to $31.77 after the news. The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has been investigating both local and...

  • Australia, China Seal Free Trade Deal

    Australia, China Seal Free Trade Deal

    Australia and China have signed a major free trade deal which will open up markets worth billions of dollars in both countries. The agreement will allow Australian producers to sell directly to Chinese consumers tariff-free. Meanwhile, Chinese investors will be given more freedom to invest...

  • Japan Slips into Technical Recession

    Japan Slips into Technical Recession

    Japan’s economy has slipped into a technical recession after contracting for two consecutive quarters. The world’s third-largest economy shrank 1.6% and 7.3% in the third and second quarter, respectively. Growth in household consumption, which accounts for 60% of the economy, was affected by...

  • Greenback Gains on Rosy U.S. Economic Data

    Greenback Gains on Rosy U.S. Economic Data

    The U.S. dollar rose 0.5% against the Japanese yen, closing at 116.29 per yen, after data boosted optimism on the US economy. The greenback has strengthened 8% this year, the largest gain among 10 developed-nation currencies. According to the U.S. Commerce Department, retail sales advanced 0.3%...

Our articles categories

  • Money

    Money

    Find all the information that you need to save money.
  • Insurance

    Insurance

    Read our articles about insurance overseas to find helpful information.
  • Moving

    Moving

    Discover our article about moving abroad with tips
  • About us
  • Blog
  • Press room
  • Contact us
  • Help
  • Banners
  • Affiliates & partners
  • Advertisers
  • Privacy
  • Terms of use

Dealing in foreign currency and learning to send money overseas are just facts of life for expats. Find information on international money transfer, international account or other expat bank services and money transfer during your relocation so you know you are getting the best deal when you much use foreign currency exchange. Transfer money to a country of your choice through remittance services or locate the best currency exchange and money transfer companies with ExpatFinder.com’s currency exchange specialists.

Copyright Expatfinder.com - Designed by Expatfinder.com