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Moving to Germany: A Guide for Expats

Germany is a vibrant, modern country that boasts a great standard of living and plenty of opportunities. From magical landscapes to bustling cities, there’s something for everyone and over the years thousands Britons have made it their home. Organisation is key, and if you’re considering moving to Germany there are several essential tasks to organise both before your move, and during your first few months of residency. To help make your process run more smoothly, we’ve put together this practical guide for expats who are preparing to make the move to Germany. Things to know before your removal to Germany Buying…

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Top German Cities for your Move Abroad Post-Brexit

Top German Cities for your Move Abroad Post-Brexit With the inevitability of Brexit looming ever closer since June’s referendum, more and more Brits who voted to stay in the EU are looking to relocate to Europe before the process begins – but where to move to? Well, Totallymoney.com recently ranked Germany as the top country for living costs, career prospects, and quality of life, boasting some of the following stats: Average salary of £33,000 Lowest living costs Highest salaries for education, engineering, and media industries At F&N Worldwide Removals, we’ve helped countless people organise their international move to Germany and a…

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Expats Give Their Advice on Moving Abroad

Relocating abroad is a dream many of us hold, but for many that dream becomes a reality when they up sticks and move abroad to their dream destination. Whether you’re dreaming of a sun drenched paradise, a better way of life, or a new challenge abroad we’ve asked the expat experts for their top tips on moving countries, or even continent. From what they wish they’d known about location to learning a new language and settling in, we’ve rounded up all of the essential detail you need to know before you pack your life into a suitcase. Location Choosing your location…

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The Countries Ready for you to Retire

As soon as we begin our journey into the world of work, we’re often already wishing our life away and dreaming of retirement. With the UK population living longer it’s also meant we have to work longer too, and if there’s anything that’s drummed into us from an early age it’s to plan for your retirement and it’s with good reason too. Many of us dream of escaping abroad to enjoy our retirement in new and often sunnier surroundings, but whether you lust after a blissful and relaxing retirement or want a more action packed later life, then where you chose…

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Understanding Healthcare when Moving Abroad

Our health, and our family’s health is one of the most important things to us and when moving abroad it’s an element you really don’t want to compromise on. Whilst in the UK we are lucky enough to have the NHS which provides us with free healthcare whenever we need it, the situation abroad does vary with a mixture of free and paid healthcare systems. When relocating abroad you will no longer be covered by the NHS as care is only provided for residents who are in the UK at the time. If you’re relocating within the EU then your EHIC…

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The Happy Factor – Countries with the Best Wellbeing

Whatever your reason for moving abroad be it because of a job, family or the chance to experience a new place, it’s likely that wellbeing will also play a big factor in your decision to relocate. A study by the OECD Better Life Initiative has enabled countries to be compared based on 11 topics that all contribute to overall wellbeing. These included; housing, income, jobs, community, education, environment, civic engagement, health, life satisfaction, safety and work-life balance. It can be difficult to quantify wellbeing and part of the beauty in the world is that it varies so differently from country to…

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How to Start a Business Abroad

Unless you are looking to retire abroad or purchase a second home, for many of us, moving away from home will mean that you need to find a job. A new home, means a new start and starting a business abroad is a dream many hold. With languages to learn, friends to make and a new life to settle into, the prospect of setting up a business abroad may seem a daunting one at first. Which is why we’ve put together a guide of what you’ll need to consider before you begin your business abroad, from starting up to essential paperwork…

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The Best Destinations in Europe to Buy a Second Home

Many of us have dreams of buying a second home abroad and whether we are seeking a sunnier climate, a residence to escape from the realities of everyday life or a holiday let, there are many reasons why we look to buy in Europe. However, before you buy it’s important to weigh up the benefits of each destination, after all it’s a big investment to get wrong. Aside from finding your dream property, you should also ensure you’ve researched the lifestyle of the area and any heath, educational and work regulations you may need to know about. We’ve put together a…

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Having A Baby Abroad – What You Need to Know

Having a Baby Abroad – What You Need to Know So, you’ve escaped the rat race and you’re living the dream abroad in the haven of sunnier climes, rural countryside or perhaps you’re city based. Maybe you relocated on your own, as a couple or as a family, but what do you need to know about having a baby in a foreign country? Take a look at our top tips to consider when having a baby abroad and how to make the journey as smooth as possible. The Move Firstly, research, research, research. Whether you’ve already moved abroad or are mid…

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Why Building More Homes in the UK is Not Enough

Why Building More Homes in the UK is Not Enough The lure of foreign living is becoming far more desirable for financial reasons than it is for those seeking that work/life balance, as reports of the UK’s “dysfunctional” housing market has left many of Britain’s residents wondering if their money is better spent elsewhere. Owing to the hangover from the credit crunch, an ageing population remaining in larger homes, and the significant gap between property prices and earnings, this culmination of factors is making the UK the toughest housing market in Europe. Bob Pannell chief economist of the Council of Mortgage…

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