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Financials

How much does it cost to buy a property in The Caribbean?  How much does it cost to maintain a property in The Caribbean?  How can you finance the property?  What about employment, claiming your pension in The Caribbean, or finding other sources of income?  And what is the biggest financial mistake that Caribbean property buyers make?  Find answers here…

 


Banking and finance in the Caribbean

Sorting out your banking and finances will be one of the primary things to take care of when you buy property or make the move abroad. Today the Caribbean Buying Guide take a look at things to consider when setting up your overseas bank account...  When you move abroad or purchase property, you will need to have a Caribbean bank account set up in order to start your new life. The majority of banks  More...


Choosing your new bank

When making the move abroad or purchasing a holiday or investment property, you will have a million and one tasks on your ever-growing to-do list. Perhaps one of the most pressing will be setting up a bank account. In a number of places, you won’t be able to carry out a house purchase unless you have an account set up there so it is an absolute necessity. If you are emigrating for good, you may be tempted to close all accounts and shut off all ties with the UK. Although  More...


Transferring money abroad – the important facts

Maybe you have just made the decision to make the move to the Caribbean that you have always dreamed of, perhaps you’ve just decided that you would like to spend a considerable portion of the year there or maybe you are in the process of buying an investment property. Presumably you have sorted out all the essentials - where you will live, a job should you need one. The next step is transferring your funds abroad. The automatic reaction for people who have neglected to  More...


Claiming your pension in the Caribbean

Every year many people decide that the Caribbean is where they want to make their home. It is also the perfect place to retire if you are looking for a slower pace of life, great weather, and happy, friendly people. As many of the Caribbean islands are British owned there is not a language barrier in many places, meaning integration is quicker than if you move to a country whose first language is not English. The climate is hot and tropical you are likely to get much more house for your  More...


Tax planning for a move to the Caribbean

For many people, the Caribbean is a dream destination which they may choose to make their permanent home after holidaying there. Many people also buy second homes there, so that they are free to visit as often as they like. The beautiful islands are blessed with sun kissed weather, stunning scenery and friendly people so it is no wonder people visit in their thousands. The Caribbean is often referred to as a tax haven for businesses and investors alike, due to the low, or  More...


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