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Rebecca Steele

Rebecca Steele is an Associate Director at AES International. She is passionate about inbound marketing.

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Repatriating to the UK in 2019: Your instant guide (Part 2)

By: Rebecca Steele
September 11th, 2019

[Estimated time to read: 15 minutes] 

Last week a reader asked us about repatriating to the UK. 

He was overwhelmed by the many financial considerations...

And sought a checklist to ensure he didn't miss anything. 

Ensuring your finances are in order is one thing.

There are also many practical aspects of moving lock, stock and barrel back to Britain.

If you are in the same boat as our reader, this blog is for you. 

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12 financial resolutions to ensure a prosperous New Year

By: Rebecca Steele
December 29th, 2015

[Estimated time to read: 4.5 minutes]

Instill a few good personal financial habits in 2016

'Positive Change’ is synonymous with a New Year, and few resolutions will give you as much return on your investment as instilling a few good personal financial habits with your money.  Below are 12 New Year’s financial resolutions, to help ensure that you have a more prosperous financial year ahead.

Why not aim to knock off at least one each month ? By the end of the year, you'll be on a much firmer financial footing.

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Nine Christmas shopping hacks you should know

By: Rebecca Steele
December 1st, 2015

[Estimated time to read: 4.5 minutes]

‘Tis the season to be jolly. Right?

It has officially begun.

While kids count the days until Christmas morning, hanging their stockings by fireplaces and making their wish lists, some adults count the days until Christmas and groan at the thought of terrible traffic, crowded shopping centres, and of course, the expense.

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23 struggles all expats will understand

By: Rebecca Steele
November 11th, 2015

[Estimated time to read: 1 minute]

#FirstWorldProblems

  1. Everyone back home thinks you’re on holiday.
  2. "I can't come out today, I am Skyping".
  3. ‘The [insert country] Stone’ – a common name given to the inevitable weight gain through increased (but necessary) socialising.
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Graduates? Looking for a career in international financial services?

By: Rebecca Steele
April 23rd, 2015

This infographic shows the global movement of graduates...

As expats, we are well versed in the advantages and disadvantages of living and working abroad. 

The former can broadly be summarised as the weather, less (or no) tax and a better quality of life, and the latter as missing home comforts and family, or perhaps increased complexity with finances. Many of us will have had good reason to become expats, more often than not, our career. But with an estimated 400 people leaving Britain each day alone, what is driving the next generation of professionals and where are they going?

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What British expats DON'T miss about home

By: Rebecca Steele
February 11th, 2015

And 3 reasons why we may see expats heading home

Every day an estimated 400 Britons leave Blighty in search of a life abroad. For those of us who have left UK soil behind we often find ourselves chatting about what we do and don't miss about home. However, the results of a recent survey on the matter which has been published in the Telegraph may surprise you.

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9 questions you MUST ASK before choosing a financial advisor in 2015

By: Rebecca Steele
February 3rd, 2015

Why do we trust a financial adviser with our life savings after just 1 hour?

There are times in life when you put your trust in others, others who are specialists in their fields and have the required level of knowledge to help you. Why do we do this? Because we wouldn’t accept legal advice on something as significant as purchasing a property from someone who wasn’t qualified to practise law. We wouldn’t entrust our children with a teacher who didn’t hold the right teaching qualifications, and we certainly wouldn’t take medical advice from a doctor unless they were fully qualified to practise medicine. So why do so many of us expats trust often unqualified financial advisers with our life savings after just 1 hour?

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Award winning international financial advice

By: Rebecca Steele
December 21st, 2014

A roundup of our international financial advice accolades in 2014

December is a great time to reflect, and what better way to end the year than on a high – summarising the recognition we have received over the last 12 months from our peers in international financial services.

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