INDEPENDENT FINANCIAL ADVICE FOR EXPATS LIVING IN JAPAN
Expats in Japan can find busy, modern and exciting cities like Tokyo and Osaka or the historical and traditional rural countrysides of places such as Kyoto and Matsumoto. Japan’s economy has experienced tough times in recent and is considered to be in a period of transition. The general standard of life in Japan is high with good health care and education.
There are currently around 2 million expats living in Japan with an estimated 75% of these being from other Asian countries.
If you’re an expat looking for independent financial advice in Japan 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 JAPAN WITH UK ASSETS
If you’re a British expat in Japan 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 Japan. Unfortunately many British expats in Japan 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 Japan 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.