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A posting to Asia gives many expats the opportunity to benefit from an inexpensive cost of living coupled with a relatively high salary. This makes for high disposable income with extra cash to spare even after all your costs are covered and some fun has been had. But what will you do with it? Your […]
This week the Telegraph reported that over half of high-earning Britons (those earning upwards of £60,000) plan to either spend a large part of their retirement abroad, emigrate permanently or live abroad for a number of years. And 12% of those earning £25,000 or less are hoping to leave British shores forever once they retire. […]
Infinity were delighted to sponsor and support a Cricket Tournament and Family Fun Day at Garden International School in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday June 6th. The day included cricket tournaments for both Juniors and Seniors as well as a host of fun family activities. Below is a report and pictures of the day from organiser […]
Not a terribly cheery subject this one but something that all expats really should consider and make provision for to save additional stress for your loved ones down the line if a terrible event should occur. Unfortunately death does not take your location or finances into account when it strikes. According to the UK Foreign […]
It seems that increasing numbers of us are taking the decision to retire abroad. There are myriad reasons to take this big step at a time of life when many people are winding down and opting for the quiet life. Some retirees are driven by a desire for adventure and/or a thirst to experience a […]
According to the NatWest Annual Quality of Life Study, British expats have weathered the 2008 financial crisis in surprisingly good shape. In fact 70% of the 1800 expats questioned claimed that their lives have been unaffected by the political and economic fallout from the recession. Many of those fairing well were living in Asia with […]
Moving country is up there as one of the most adventurous, exciting and thrilling things you can do in life, but anyone who has done it will tell you that it can be scary, nerve-wracking and bewildering at the same time. When the chaos of the move is over, the realisation that this is not […]
Infinity is proud to announce its newest addition to the family of services that makes life for an expat easy. The FREE Hong Kong Expat Guide has finally been released after months of tireless work and a compilation of first-hand experiences. Becoming an expat means starting a brand new life in a completely foreign environment. […]
In the wake of the Chancellor’s 2014 budget, raising the higher-rate tax threshold below the level of inflation, experts are predicting a mass exodus of professional Britons seeking to escape Britain’s punitive tax regime. In his spring budget, George Osborne announced a below-inflation rise in the highest rate of tax threshold from April 2014 from […]
Last year, HSBC’s Expat Explorer survey revealed that western retirees are flocking to the warmer climes of Asia in record numbers. Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore and the Philippines are leading the way in the region for drawing western retirees to their shores. According to a report in The Daily Telegraph, over 35 000 people […]
Whether you are a gap-year traveller, a young professional, a family-maker or retiree looking to play out your days in warmer climes, Asia has attracted the lot; and has built an impressively large expat community. In many ways, Asia is an easy destination for expats as it is after all a well-trodden path, however there […]
In recent months, Infinity has had more and more expats contact us to ask how their life insurance in Asia will be affected by the introduction of gender neutral insurance policies. Many will be happy to know life insurance policies issued in Asia are not going to be affected. However, there are some important things […]
A survey last year showed Asia having overtaken Europe for the number of very wealthy individuals and a recent report by the Royal Bank of Canada and Capgemini now places Asia-Pacific ahead of North America in the super-wealth stakes. Super-wealthy individuals or high net worth individuals (HNWIs) are defined by having more than $1mn available […]
Elite credit cards like the American Express invitation-only Centurion ‘Black Card’ are now being joined by other credit card providers seeking to claim their piece of the growing high net worth action in Asia. Mastercard have announced that they will be rolling out the World Elite card in Asia shortly. They will join the ranks […]
Medical costs can be frighteningly high and are rising well above the headline inflation rates. This means that medical insurance for expats and their families is essential. There are many factors to consider when choosing medical insurance for expats in Asia. Our checklist offers some of the more important things to take into account: Geographic […]
Life insurance can be purchased direct from many insurance companies in Asia. Some people believe that by ‘cutting out the middleman’ there is a saving to be made. In fact, a professional and independent adviser is more likely to save you money rather than the other way around. Buying life insurance direct from one insurer […]
According to research, an average 10 British citizens are hospitalised overseas every day. Without suitable and sufficient medical insurance, expensive hospital bills can be run up very quickly. When living and working abroad, expat health cover is absolutely essential to avoid any unexpected drain on savings or income. Consular officials may well be available to […]
Thousands of expats move to Asia in search of a better life for their families, and many of these people will be starting businesses for themselves. But what would happen if they were suddenly taken ill, or were no longer able to work – could their businesses survive? When I talk to business owners, I […]
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