Expat finance

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Barclays refuses to hand over £4,000 after Brexit account closure
My mother in Italy was told her account was to be closed after 40 years. Now she can’t retrieve the balance

Miles Brignall

26, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Frozen pensions: injustices faced by Windrush generation in spotlight
Campaigners urge new working group to look into why some retirees living abroad are penalised

Rupert Jones

25, Jul, 2020 @6:00 AM

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British expats face 'cliff edge' in pensions and insurance after Brexit
Minister calls for urgent action to ensure British pensioners in EU do not find payments stopped after Brexit

Julia Kollewe

17, Sep, 2017 @11:01 PM

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Brexit: UK retirees rushing to settle in Europe, say financial advisers
One company says monthly inquiries to its website have doubled in a year amid fears moving to Europe will become more difficult

Anushka Asthana Political editor

13, Aug, 2017 @2:23 PM

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Expat voting rights are useless if we lose our rights to live and work abroad | Letters
Letters: It is a pretty bad joke for the government to offer lifetime voting rights to expatriates at the precise time when its own policy endangers the future of those of us who live elsewhere in the EU

Letters

09, Oct, 2016 @6:43 PM

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Falling pound hits British pensioners living overseas
Some retirees could be forced to return to the UK after the dramatic drop in the value of sterling after Brexit vote

Rupert Jones

02, Jul, 2016 @6:01 AM

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Frozen pension: the RAF veteran facing a chilling choice in Canada
At 90, Joe Lewis could return to the UK for his full state pension – without his sick wife who’s in care. Or he could sell his home to try and make ends meet

Rupert Jones

04, Jun, 2016 @6:00 AM

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RBS and NatWest to stop offering mortgages to British expats
From 19 May, banks’ new policy will require applicants to be resident in the UK in order to be eligible for a mortgage

Rupert Jones

11, May, 2016 @2:19 PM

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Will Brexit mean a Brit expat exodus?
Fear of a vote to leave the EU, and in its wake healthcare and pension losses, is driving Britons from the continent back to the UK, says a broadsheet

Pamela Duncan and Alberto Nardelli

29, Mar, 2016 @3:56 PM

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Secret aid worker: Why do expats earn more than the rest of us?
I’m a well-educated national aid worker who negotiated my salary up, but it’s still a fraction of my expatriate colleagues’ pay

Secret aid worker

29, Mar, 2016 @11:28 AM

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Is this the start of a thaw for frozen state pensions?
For many retired expats a pension that doesn’t increase with inflation appears unfair. But now there is a glimmer of hope

Rupert Jones

13, Feb, 2016 @7:00 AM

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Why we must reform rules on frozen overseas pensions
It is unfair that some pensioners who move abroad are being penalised by an outdated quirk of our legal system and denied the money that’s rightly theirs

Caroline Lucas

13, Feb, 2016 @7:00 AM

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