INDEPENDENT FINANCIAL ADVICE FOR EXPATS LIVING IN BELGIUM
A high standard of living in Belgium with excellent health care, education and public facilities make it a popular destination for expats. Approximately 10% of the population – around 750,000 – are expats.
The general cost of living is quite high which might be a deterrent for retirees but with many international companies and opportunities in public affairs and social policy it can be a good place to develop a career, raise a family and experience life in a new country.
If you’re an expat looking for independent financial advice in Belgium then we can provide you with the right support and guidance to optimise your long-term financial planning.
INDEPENDENT UK-REGULATED ADVICE FOR BRITISH EXPATS IN BELGIUM WITH UK ASSETS
If you’re a British expat in Belgium with assets in the UK then you need a clear picture of how to manage them. Living overseas presents complications with investment management, generating income, managing currency fluctuations, protecting capital and understanding tax obligation both in your own lifetime and when you pass them on upon your death.
We provide UK-regulated advice to assess all of your assets and the optimise them to manage all of the concerns mentioned above.
Contact us via the form below if you want a free and confidential meeting about your situation.
UK-REGULATED ADVICE ON UK PENSIONS
If you’ve spent a significant part of your career working in the UK then it’s probable that you’ll have accumulated pensions either in the form of defined contribution pots or defined benefit final salary pensions.
We give the best UK-regulated advice on UK pensions for British expats in Belgium. Unfortunately many British expats in Belgium have been badly advised in the past and transferred their UK pensions into Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes (QROPS) in jurisdictions like Guernsey, Malta and Gibraltar. The majority – probably 99% – of these were done unnecessarily and could actually leave you worse off from a tax perspective.
For more specific guidance on UK pensions for expats in Belgium check out our articles further down this page.
FINANCIAL ADVICE FOR US EXPATS
US expats and US connected persons face challenges with regard to their investments as many financial institutions simply won’t allow U.S. connected persons to hold investment products and increasing numbers of U.S. financial institutions are closing brokerage accounts for U.S. connected persons with overseas addresses.
The U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) has paved the path for subsequent and more global regimes, notably the Common Reporting Standard (CRS).
Providing correct advice to US expats is just one area in which we specialise. For a free and confidential meeting about your situation, please contact us via the form below.