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Retiring Abroad

Expat Voice

October 6, 2014 |

My weekly blog ‘Twitters from the Atlantic’ was initially intended as a brief follow up to my novel ‘Letters from the Atlantic’, which were published in a local newspaper. This weekly series has since appeared in magazines, newspapers and … Read More

A Step by Step Guide to Retiring Abroad

July 30, 2014 |

For some people, it is dreams of retiring abroad which motivate the latter decades of hard work and keep them going during the 9-5 slog. Enjoying a well-earned, more permanent rest beside the sea of foreign shores is a … Read More

Research Indicates More British Retirees May Settle Abroad

June 13, 2014 |

Pension experts at Expat & Offshore have analysed data from the OECD and predict that emigration out of the UK will carry on rising if current pension savings trends continue.

According to Prudential’s “Class of 2014” study, the average UK … Read More

The Last Gin and Tonic

April 16, 2014 |

So what do you want done with your body when you have finally drunk your last gin and tonic? Yes, I know that this is not the cheeriest subject to read, but it has to be said and the … Read More

The Abandoned Expat

April 14, 2014 |

When planning a new life abroad, many expats forget to seriously consider the implications of disability, advancing age, serious illness and death of a partner later in their lives. These are all issues that readers often tell me about … Read More

Malta: Retirement Heaven and Investment Haven

January 11, 2014 |

I don’t know if this is a universal phenomenon but when I was younger my friends and I would scheme on plans for our future. It was less about which colleges we planned to apply to or where we hoped to work than it was plans to pool our future funds and buy an island somewhere. We’d set up our own rules and our own laws; anyone we didn’t like we’d kick out. So far that hasn’t come to fruition but I’m still holding out hope. Read More

Top Tips for a Happy Retirement Abroad

December 20, 2011 |

Whether you want to spend your retirement enjoying sunnier weather, fulfilling a desire to join other family members who’ve already moved overseas, or see retirement as the chance to start a new adventure, exploring new places and experiencing new hobbies or interests; in order to have a successful retirement relocation, there are some crucial things to research and consider before you set off to enjoy your twilight years overseas. Neil Bowie has put together some practical tips to help you along your way. Read More

Retiring to Montenegro

February 28, 2007 |

In 1999, my wife and I retired from a career as professional pilots. Shortly afterwards, my mother-in-law (who lived with us) died suddenly and we were rattling around in our big house in Mid Wales like peas in a pod. The fact that we are childless facilitated our decision to become ex-pats. Hence we sold our property in Wales and bought a house in Primosten in Croatia. Last year, we sold our Croatian place and moved to the coastal part of Crna Gora, better known as Montenegro. Read More

The International Pension Centre

June 8, 2006 |

The International Pension Centre deals with Pension Service customers who have lived or worked abroad – including customers who are currently living overseas. Based in Newcastle upon Tyne, they are also responsible for overseas customers who have worked the required qualifying years and are entitled to claim a UK state pension. Written by a member of the IPC team especially for this site, this article gives facts, figures and contact details. Read More