Overseas Property Hotspots
Are you considering buying a property overseas? If the answer is yes, you could be about to join an army of like-minded people: a staggering 35,000 Britons buy property abroad every year. Deciding to buy in another country - whether it’s a holiday home, retirement patch or savvy investment - is the easy part of your life-enhancing adventure.Read more
How to move currency between international offices quickly, securely and cost-effectively
There are several reasons why your business might need to move currency between offices - whatever the reason - read our handy guide on how to ensure quick, secure, and cost-effective payments are made.Guides
How to buy or sell luxury products abroad and move currency overseas
Whether you’re buying a yacht in the Med, a supercar in Monaco, a watch in Switzerland, art in Paris, antiques in Antibes, or jewellery in Dubai, there’s much to organise before you can take possession of your high-end purchase - from tax to currency exchange. Read our guide on buying luxury goods from abroad.Opinion
How has the travel industry responded to Covid19 and the global pandemic?
The ability for people and businesses to be able to travel and connect globally is critical for industries, and our economies. Never have we seen such a quick and dramatic turn of events following the global pandemic that has swept across continents for the last two years. Read more about how the travel industry has responded and what it is doing to come out stronger.Guides
Buying overseas with a mortgage
Do you want to buy a property abroad? You’re not alone. Around 35,000 Brits buy a second home overseas each year, whether it’s as a holiday home, rental investment or somewhere to retire or relocate to – or indeed a combination of all three. Find out more in our in-depth guide.Guides
The shipping industry during the pandemic: what is disrupting it and how to protect your business against currency swings?
From lifting millions of people out of poverty to creating a generation of discount-minded shoppers, the shipping industry has much to be proud about. However, the pandemic has highlighted how fragile its network of approximately 6,000 ships carrying roughly 25 million containers is when the going gets tough. Find out what is disrupting the shipping industry and how to effectively manage your business currency exposure.Opinion
What forecasts and trends to expect from the Agriculture Industry in 2022
The agriculture industry’s ability to cultivate a prosperous future will be determined by several forecasts and trends over the coming months that are expected to shape this pastoral landscape. Read more about the agriculture industry for 2022 and how it might impact your business.Opinion
What forecasts and trends to expect from the Shipping Industry in 2022
The shipping industry has stemmed the tide created by the pandemic and is well-placed to emerge more resilient than previous economic downturns - but challenges remain in 2022. Read our forecasts and trends expected across the shipping industry in 2022.Guides
Your guide to selling overseas property safely and successfully
Selling abroad should be no more difficult than selling in your home country. Simply follow our step-by-step guide to understand how to sell your property safely and successfully. With a little know-how, you can avoid the associated pitfalls.Guides
How to move your inheritance money abroad - a guide by country
Do you need to move inheritance money overseas, or move it back to the UK from abroad? Find out through our comprehensive guide, reviewing how best to move your money from Canada, the USA, Ireland and a number of other countries across the globe.Guides
How to manage your pension from abroad and make the most of your money
Managing your pension money from the UK is hard enough but put yourself in another country, and you add another level of challenge and complexity. We have pulled together a guide on how best to manage your pension from abroad and make sure you follow the right steps. From tax to government guidelines, all the way to moving it through a currency specialist - find out more.Guides
Your guide to successfully buying a property overseas
Buying a property abroad should be no more difficult than buying in your home country if you follow our step-by-step guide. We aim to provide you with information that will help you secure your ideal property overseas safely and successfully by avoiding potential pitfalls.Guides
Top tips for making a money transfer
For many of us making an international payment can feel a little uneasy. Some of us have never made a payment, others have done it regularly but are you aware of all the potential pitfalls? Find out more about how you can ensure to make a currency transfer without losing out.Opinion
Years of Zero - How Zero to Negative Interest Rates Affect FX Hedging
Are you an exporter generating US Dollar revenues overseas? Have you previously considered hedging your future rates of conversion through forward contracts but decided against due to the high “give up” premium, the interest rate differential creating a significantly worse forward rate over the prevailing spot rate? Recent central bank actions through the slashing of interest rates may have helped you.Guides
GBPUSD The oldest currency pair in the world, but where next?
There were fears a month ago that sterling could fall to its lowest level against the US dollar in its 200+ year history and despite reaching the depths of 1.1450, the lowest since June 1985, it still had some way to go to reach the all-time low of 1.05.Guides
Best places to live and work abroad
Are you considering to live or work abroad? If you’re planning on joining this international remote working revolution or you intend on exploring a more traditional emigration route, you will want to know the best and most popular places to live and work abroad. Find out more with our guide and make an informed decision on your move overseas.Guides
Claiming an overseas inheritance: a guide to currency exchange
From making sure it’s legitimate to knowing what assets are liable to inheritance tax and how to repatriate any funds you may have inherited back to the UK as cost effectively as possible. This article explains how an inheritance from overseas works.Opinion
A Q&A with Expat Tax Online - how we help expat clients abroad with currency payments
Watch our Q&A with partner Expat Tax Online and learn how Clear Currency helps global clients move currency quickly, securely and easily, with bank-beating currency rates.Opinion
What forecasts and trends to expect from the Manufacturing Industry in 2022
There is one constant in the dynamic world of manufacturing: change. Find out more about the several trends expected to colour the picture for the manufacturing sector in 2022 - from challenges such as ongoing supply chain constraints to opportunities like digital transformation.Guides
Retiring overseas: a guide to foreign exchange
For many of us, the lure of cheaper living (up to five times cheaper in some countries), sunnier climes and an idyllic setting is too much to resist for our retirement - but what are the considerations when it comes to retiring with a foreign currency?Opinion
What forecasts and trends to expect from the Textiles Industry in 2022
While the textiles industry is well-placed to continue regaining lost ground in 2022, it must be prepared to brace for aftershocks from the pandemic and Brexit. Several forecasts and trends are expected to impact the textiles landscape over the coming months - and businesses must cut their cloth accordingly. Read more here.Guides
Paying your overseas property bills: a guide to foreign exchange
With the right approach and help you can side-step many of the hassles, pitfalls and costs that come from making regular payments in a foreign currency. Here we’ll take you through the common costs owning a property overseas brings with it and how you can best manage and economise them.Opinion
Is digital currency the future of money, and if so what does this mean?
The world of digital currencies have never been more active, with advancements in technology and a pandemic speeding up the adoption of online payments. The Bank of England are now also investing time and money into a digital currency. Read more about what is happening and learn more about digital currencies.Guides
How to buy and sell machinery abroad, and manage your currency exposure
Read our guide and be prepared for any pitfalls when buying or selling machinery overseas, not least ensuring you manage any business currency exposure.Guides
How farmers in Ireland can make the most of the Basic Payments Scheme
For most farmers in Ireland, one subsidy, in particular, provides a large proportion of their income: the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS). Learn more about why, how to apply, and what benefits you can get from your currency payments.Guides
Medical tourism: how it works and how to pay for your treatment
Find out why 14 million people travel to other countries every year to get medical care and treatments, how they plan the overseas treatment and pay for it another currency without excessive costs.Guides
Brexit and SMEs: what’s been happening and what lies ahead?
Do you remember Brexit? You know, that historic political event that dominated column inches and dinner party debates for months on end. Understandably, the economic blow dealt by the global health crisis and subsequent recovery remains a focus for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs); however, this doesn’t mean the ongoing impact of the UK’s departure from the EU should be brushed under the carpet.
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