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Financial emigration: will I lose my citizenship?

Financial emigration: will I lose my citizenship?

Is the fair, and generally first, question people want an answer to when financial emigration comes up for discussion… The answer is no - short and sweet. Allow us be the myth busters because this is a question we have to answer on a daily basis. Citizenship is a...

Budget Speech 2014: good news

Budget Speech 2014: good news

South Africans living overseas pay less tax Finance Minister Pravin Gordon’s tax announcement gave back more than South African taxpayers living overseas expected … Effective 1 March 2014, expats will pay less tax when withdrawing the full value of their retirement...

7 Reasons why you need to keep your PPS membership alive

7 Reasons why you need to keep your PPS membership alive

Free Risk Cover – Over time your annual profit share allocation may well exceed your annual premiums Profit Share Allocation – PPS investment growth and dividends are allocated to your Profit Share Account on an annual basis Tax Free Profits – Your accumulated share...

Who do you miss most – Mrs. Balls or Mr. Broker?

Who do you miss most – Mrs. Balls or Mr. Broker?

Probably the most famous lady in the world, the omnipresent Mrs. Balls can be found in a South African shop near you, but who to turn to for advice about your retirement investments, inheritance, foreign exchange transactions or tax affairs back home? Money matters...

10 important financial questions to consider when you emigrate

10 important financial questions to consider when you emigrate

By Mariette Janse van Rensburg 01. How to exchange your Rand to your new home currency It is bad enough to exchange your money at a ratio of 10 to 1, and it is therefor important to negotiate the most competitive exchange rates and fees when you transfer your money....

What to do with my retirement monies left in South Africa?

What to do with my retirement monies left in South Africa?

Do I leave my investments in South Africa, or transfer them to the UK … this depends on where where am I going to spend my retirement years? Think twice and then think again … People like to take their time and to ‘feel at home’ in the country they intend to retire to...

As good as it gets? Better!

As good as it gets? Better!

finglobal.com is an international PPS advisor specialising in providing solutions for South Africans’ financial emigration and financial planning needs. At the time of writing finglobal.com has serviced in excess of 60 000 clients living in more than 105 countries. We...

No better time to think about retirement than now…

No better time to think about retirement than now…

We’re not suggesting for you to down tools and put up your feet just yet, but rather to think about your quality of life when in retirement. Ask yourself the question: “Will my retirement savings afford my basic living expenses?” If living abroad, with retirement...

Taking stock of ‘left behind’ South African retirement investments

Taking stock of ‘left behind’ South African retirement investments

If there’s one graph all South Africans and expats understand, it’s the one showing the decline of the value of the rand (ZAR) against the pound (GBP) during 2013. The currency has undergone a year-on-year depreciation of 24.3%, effectively reducing a R100,000...

How to move your South African money

How to move your South African money

It takes some doing, but that’s what we do. We provide simple solutions to a complex process: moving your money from whatever source, fast and secure. To help us tick all the foreign exchange control boxes, convert funds to your local currency for successful transfer...

Financial Emigration from South Africa – the Benefits

Financial Emigration from South Africa – the Benefits

Peoples’ most Frequently Asked Question: “Do I retain my birthright, my passport and my South African citizenship?” The answer: Yes, yes and yes! All that happens – for exchange control purposes – your status changes from resident to non-resident. That’s all. After...

Who wants to be a millionaire?

Who wants to be a millionaire?

You’re living and working abroad, earning dollars or pounds and looking for investment opportunities that offer a good medium to long-term return. Given the current foreign exchange rate chances are better than good you’re a Rand millionaire, and qualify to purchase...

Can’t touch your South African inheritance?

Can’t touch your South African inheritance?

One of the most common hurdles South African residents living outside the country have to cross is transferring income from an inheritance abroad. Financial emigration may be perfect, but not the only solution to the problem. The other option is to put your personal...

PPS Professionals making it elsewhere

PPS Professionals making it elsewhere

Are you a South African selling your professional skills on the international market, but have assets and obligations back home? Who’s taking care of your South African affairs while you’re out there doing what you are best at? There are tens of thousands South...

Move up to R16 million from South Africa

Move up to R16 million from South Africa

As a South African living abroad you have one opportunity now to “export” up to R16 million to a country of your choice. How? Make use of your 2013 personal R4million foreign investment allowance. December is the ideal time to double up: husband and wife’s combined...

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