Employee Finance

Whether they're Millennials starting out on their careers or middle managers or senior executives taking up a new post, relocating employees and international assignees need to hit the ground running if they are to maximise their employer's ROI.

Arranging their finances – from tax and banking to pensions and foreign exchange – can play an important part in helping international assignees settle quickly in their new environment and focus on their new role from day one. This section contains a wealth of practical financial guidance – essential reading for both employees and employers.


Surprise inflation fall but big rise still expected

The UK's inflation rate, which most commentators expected to rise last month after hitting 1 per cent in September, registered a surprise fall to 0.9 per cent in October.
Canary wharf

Interest rate rise still in doubt in 'robust' UK economy

A sluggish global economy as a result of the slowdown in China has pushed back the prospects of an interest rate rise in the UK, the Bank of England has said.
Family in the park

Helping families meet the challenges of moving to the UK

Assignees moving to the UK face a host of challenges, both practical and emotional. Neil Barsby, head of NatWest Global Employee Banking, explains how having the right bank account can help them and their families to adjust to life in a new country, reducing the risk of assignment failure and enabling the employee to be productive from the outset.

Foreign Exchange

Currency exchange rates electronic display

The hidden currency costs of relocation

By using a currency broker, international assignees can save money when paying school fees or servicing a mortgage. Michael Freedman, of FXcompared Intelligence, explains how.

Global Cost of Living

Dubai Marina

Economic uncertainty taking its toll on UAE expats

Expats are leaving the UAE due to increased living costs and dwindling job opportunities on the back of the fall in oil prices, according to media reports in the Gulf.
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