Jen reviews fantastic guide to 100 things to do and experience in Singapore reminds me of my first visit to this incredible city state, almost exactly a year ago, writes The Money Cloud’s Edmund Ingham Read more “Singapore, The Lion City With The Wow Factor, Offers Unforgettable Experiences For Everyone, Starting With These 100!”
The technology industry is sometimes guilty of over-hyping its influence over the world, and over-exaggerating the usefulness of its products. Is a restaurant food ordering app really so very different from a takeaway menu leaflet? Was a taxi-cab rank genuinely the inconvenience that it is made out to be today? And remember when dating meant face-to-face contact over dinner or a drink, rather than swiping left or right in a couple of milliseconds?
In the case of money transfer, you could be forgiven for concluding that, despite the hype about mobile wallets, blockchain remittance services, superior exchange rates offered and fees reduced to all-time lows, you’d rather stick with the tried and tested. Read more “What Type Of International Money Transfer Services Are You Using (& What Type Should You Be Using)?”
It’s coming home. England’s nerve-shredding victory over Colombia last night was watched by an incredible 23m of the population, and whilst many may have been hiding behind the sofa as the goals, fouls, and penalties flew in, a nation is celebrating, and contemplating an unprecedented run all the way to the final of Russia 2018. Can you get to Russia in time for the QF? Maybe, just maybe. Read more “How To Make It To Russia To Watch England Play Sweden In World Cup QF – & Save Money!”
Summer is here, and although it’s an opportunity to enjoy some rare sunshine (for those of us based in the UK), it also tends to give many of us itchy feet. Whatever you plan to do with your summer holidays, or even if you are considering upping sticks and embarking on a long term travel adventure, it helps to have the right resources to hand.
We have selected 5 travel blogs that will put you firmly in the know, introduce you to new experiences, and prepare you well for your next travel adventure. Who, knows, after spending time on some of these five sites, you may never want to come back! Read more “5 Inspiring, Must-Read Blogs For International Travel Enthusiasts”
I recently returned from an event of bucket-list ticking importance in my life. It may have “only” been Thursday Free Practice, it may have been the cheap seats (home straight, watching the cars come blasting out of Anthony Noges, the last corner) but my brief and surprisingly affordable experience of the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix is definitely one that will stay with me for a long time. Read more “Grand Prix Aside, The Most Sought After Prize In Monaco Is Citizenship By Investment”
Research published by the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) and Kaplan International Pathways has revealed that international students in the UK are worth more than ten times more than the costs associated with supporting their studies; £68,000 per typical EU-based student, and £95,00 per non-EU student – a total of more than £22 billion overall. Read more “International Students Worth More Than £22 Billion Net To UK Economy, Report Reveals”
Modern technology, and mobile tech especially, is making a multitude of lifestyle services easier to deal with; provided you are up to speed with the latest tap, swipe, scan and track technology, many things, including sending money overseas, can be done faster, easier, and cheaper using apps. Read more “The Best Money Transfer Apps of 2018 So Far…?”
Britain may be on the verge of leaving the EU, but figures from the Office of National Statistics show that Brits made more trips abroad in 2016 than ever before; more than 70.8 million; whilst Britain itself attracted more tourism; 37.6m visits; from overseas, with total tourist spending also at a record high; over £22.5 billion. Read more “Pre-Brexit Britain Attracting Record Tourism Whilst Brits Travel Abroad More Than Ever Before”
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Medifinance, the Intelligent Financial Lender for Healthcare Professionals, and The Money Cloud, an award-winning provider of international money transfer price comparison, are delighted to have agreed a partnership to supply medical professionals with a real-time, sophisticated and reliable overseas money transfer solution. Read more “Medifinance Partners With The Money Cloud To Help Medical Professionals Discover The Best Deals On Overseas Money Transfers”
Brits of all ages, backgrounds and salary brackets flock to Spain every year; some with retirement in mind, others for work or lifestyle reasons. Many of whom, seduced by the Spanish way of life, decide to emigrate permanently to the country. Read more “How To Gain Permanent Residency or Citizenship In Spain? EU Membership Helps, Or Spend Half A Million On Property”
I’ve recently returned from the Costa Del Sol -Benalmádena, to be precise. I am a freelancer, an avid Airbnb’er and, providing I abide by all the various regulations, from time to time, when somebody decides to book my central London property, I can swap London living for some exotic far-flung location. Read more “It’s The Little (Financial) Differences That Have The Biggest Impact When You’re Spending Time Overseas”
When it comes to relocating abroad, British citizens certainly seem to know what they like, and stick to it, if data released by the Office for National Statistics last week is to be believed. Read more “Spain Most Popular Destination For UK’s 0.8m Expats In EU, But Australia and New Zealand Attract Majority of Brits Living Abroad”
We’ve all experienced that sinking feeling we get when we have to visit the cash machine whilst on our holidays and withdraw money. Read more “Why You Should Always Check Your Credit or Debit Card Options Before Spending Time Abroad”
Exclusive London properties are selling at their biggest discount to asking price in over a decade, and attracting more foreign buyers, particularly from the Middle East, than domestic ones, according to research from Hamptons Property Agents.
The trend looks to be spreading beyond London, too; research from Knight Frank released in February this year suggests that very nearly half of all country estates in Britain with a value above £5m were sold to foreign nationals in 2017. Read more “Overseas Buyers Of Prime UK Properties Are On The Rise, As Investors Start To Look Beyond London”
If you are looking to buy an overseas property, it’s likely that you fall into one of three categories: Read more “5 Of The Hottest Overseas Property Destinations Making Headlines Today”
According to a recent report from auction house Christies, investigating the state of the luxury property market in 2017, the world’s most expensive property can be found in Hong Kong; purchased in 2016 for an eye-watering $270 million dollars. Read more “Deconstructing The Luxury Property Market; From High End Hong Kong To The “Clamour For Glamour” In Canada”
Money can be one of, if not the biggest headache when it comes to living abroad. How to spend it, how to access it, what currency to deal in, and whether and where you be should be saving it. Read more “South East Asia & South America Stand Out As Expat Destinations Where Money Goes Furthest”
What is it that makes Spain such an inviting destination for those looking to emigrate abroad?
Is it the climate, which, at its best, is the envy of the world? Read more “Sun, Stability & Growth; Why The Spanish Property Market Is Hottest Destination For Overseas Investment In Europe”
Sending money overseas ought to be a straightforward operation, particularly within a modern, tech-savvy society, but from time to time, things can go wrong. Luckily, The Money Cloud is here to help you learn what courses of action to take in the event of a mishap. Read more “What Happens When An Overseas Money Transfer Goes Wrong?”
From time to time, we all catch ourselves daydreaming about our ideal overseas retirement destination.
Of course, many of us take things a step further and end up living that dream. There’s no doubt that the advantages a warmer climate, better healthcare, or a place where your money goes a little further demand serious consideration, and with the world getting “smaller” everyday, it’s never been easier to turn a dream of the perfect retirement lifestyle into a reality. Read more “South America Dominates List of Favourite Retirement Destinations, With Costa Rica Taking Top Spot”