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uk-overseas-votes-for-uk-electionsRegistration as well as voting can be done online

UK expats in the UAE are encouraged to cast their vote in the UK Parliamentary General Elections online, in order to have their voice heard from abroad.

This year is the first year voters can register online, a service which has already been made available in anticipation of Election Day on May 7, 2015.

The Electoral Commission hopes that the new online process will encourage more UK nationals living overseas to register to take part in elections from overseas. Read more

Dubai__1399134545_86.96.226.8British expats are abandoning traditional European hotspots such as Spain in favour of a new life in the UAE.

The Emirates has ranked third in the sixth annual NatWest Inter­national Personal Banking Quality of Life Report, a global study of British expats’ opinions and attitudes to living abroad.

Alongside European destinations such as France and Spain, the UAE also beat the US, Hong Kong and South Africa on the list. Career opportunities were listed as “the key driver” for expats heading to the UAE by 75 per cent of Brits polled.

“The most notable shifts in our Quality of Life results this year is the rise of the UAE as an expat destination,” said Dave Isley, the head of NatWest International Personal Banking. “It seems expats are willing to adjust their lifestyle in exchange for a stronger economy and better job opportunities.” Read more

saving-money-as-an-expatAside from the lure of sunnier climes many individuals are drawn to live and work in other countries for increased pay, better benefits, even lower tax, and in some cases no tax at all.

Becoming an expatriate can carry with it many financial benefits and the notion that one could come back to their home country not only more tanned, but somewhat richer too.

And so…. the plan is hatched! The usual time scale considered is 5 years and many expats will spend time conjuring up their 5 year plan master plan. A plan of accumulating as much wealth as possible before moving back to their country of domicile or moving to another location.

But how many expats actually stick to this 5-year plan?

Is it really possible to make a significant injection to your overall net worth in this period of time and what is the best way of going about it?

The sad truth is that thousands of expats have dreams of making big pots of cash, only to end up totally broke with hardly any savings, after years spent living the high life.  So how do you make sure you don’t return broke and how do you make your plan as effective as possible? Read more

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