INDEPENDENT FINANCIAL ADVICE FOR EXPATS LIVING IN MALAYSIA
Malaysia is now an appealing destination for expatriates thanks to initiatives established by authorities to attract a foreign workforce. In 2015, the Prime Minister unveiled a five-year-plan to join the ranks of ‘high income’ countries by 2020.
Its major cities are fast developing and offer all modern amenities: international schools, good healthcare, and a generally high standard of living, which makes it attractive to professionals, families and retirees alike.
In the 2017 Annual Global Retirement Index, Malaysia has been ranked as the 6th best place in the world to retire, and was the only country in Asia to make the top 10.
If you’re an expat looking for independent financial advice in Malaysia 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 MALAYSIA WITH UK ASSETS
If you’re a British expat in Malaysia 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 Malaysia. Unfortunately many British expats in Malaysia 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 Malaysia 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.