However neither The Investor nor I have any experience in this area. We’re both firmly based in Blighty. However Td direct investing ireland have come across a few sites in my time that boast an active expat community that should be able to point you in the right direction, or at least sketch out the issues to think about. So this article is a simple round up of resources that may help you deal with investing while posted abroad.
My article is just the start. With any luck, we can crowd-source some better links once the Monevator readership has had its say in the comments below. Much of the expat advice available online is a thinly veiled sales pitch from service providers who’d like to charge you fees. There’s nothing wrong with paying for advice but make sure you double check the source of anything you read online.
Expat forums can be cruising grounds for advisors looking for business. Note, we can’t vouch for the accuracy of any of the info linked to below. Advice inevitably dates, and some authors have a sales-related agenda. Go careful and don’t take anything at face value.
The Bogleheads’ forum is the Wikipedia of passive investing wisdom. One Boglehead has kindly collated a cache of links for expat investors. There is plenty more expat material to be found on the Bogleheads and it isn’t just limited to the concerns of Brits and Americans on tour. If you have a question about expat investing or tax issues then try searching the site using the advanced Google search term site:bogleheads.
Our article is written from the perspective of a UK domiciled investor but the principles are the same no matter where you’re based. Note, this is HSBC sponsored content on The Guardian. Tax obligations for UK citizens on foreign adventures. For UK retirees leaving or returning to Britain. HMRC’s list of Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes. HMRC on coming to work in the UK.