Money And Investment Advice For Expats

Money And Investment Advice For Expats

Daniel Hall 28/01/2021 2
Money And Investment Advice For Expats

Moving abroad presents a lot of challenges, a lot of opportunities, and a lot to think about as well.


If you want to make your life as an expat a success, then you need to consider a wealth of different investment opportunities and think about how you are going to manage your assets in a new environment.  

This all begins with QROPS. This is highly recommended for anyone who is moving abroad. QROPS stands for Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes. Essentially when moving abroad it is recommended that you transfer your funds from your pension scheme to QROPS. 

There are many reasons why you should consider going down this route. You will benefit from improved lump sum flexibility in comparison to a state pension fund. A QROPS is ideal for individuals who move from country to country on a frequent basis and you should also bear in mind the fact that you will not be impacted by fluctuating exchange rates either. Additionally, you avoid the Lifetime Allowance excess tax charge and you have reduced income tax liability too. The benefits are evidently vast.

Nonetheless, this is not the only investment expats should consider. Lots of people tend to opt for bank deposit accounts. This is highly recommended when it comes to finding a great place to store your money. If you are looking to give yourself a little security blanket and store money for the future then a bank deposit account is an advised route to go down. However, it is important to be aware of the fact that it is not going to make you rich. The return on this type of account is nothing out of the ordinary. You may want to consider using a financial service provider as well, especially if you have debts when moving. They may recommend bad credit debt consolidation or another solution.

If you really want to maximise your gains then collective investments are highly recommended. What is a collective investment? Essentially this is when peoples’ money is pooled together and pumped into the one or more funds. These funds can then be utilised in order to invest in anything from shares to property. It is completely up to you; meaning you have control over how much risk is associated. This is one of many benefits associated with going down this route. Many would agree that collective investments are not as stable as bank deposit accounts yet at the same time the potential to reap a higher level of gain is evident.

No matter what investment opportunity you choose, one thing is for certain; you need to find the best professional aid for investment management. Leading professionals are those that have teams that encompass an array of experienced professionals who know all there is to know about investment opportunities and management. They should have a unique approach that is focused 100 percent on the client. Therefore, you can be certain that you will receive the best service possible.

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  • Scott Andrews

    Thanks for the tips

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Daniel Hall

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Daniel Hall is an experienced digital marketer, author and world traveller. He spends a lot of his free time flipping through books and learning about a plethora of topics.


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