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Toronto latest to cool housing market by taxing foreign buyers

By: Helen Burggraf | 24 Apr 2017

Foreigners who buy homes in the greater Toronto area are to face a new 15% extra tax, as the government of the Canadian province of Ontario moves…

Corbyn backs fight against state pension freeze of some expat pensions

By: Gary Robinson | 27 Mar 2017

More than half a million expats living on frozen state pensions could get a 2.5% hike in their pension payouts bringing them in line with other retirees…

London still tops GFCI league table, as Asian centres gain, Dubai slides

By: Helen Burggraf | 27 Mar 2017

Asian cities – including Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Shanghai, Osaka, Beijing and Kuala Lumpur – gained ground, if not in all cases actually rising in the ranking,…

Manulife gets China’s first-ever ‘wholly foreign-owned enterprise’ licence

By: Helen Burggraf | 15 Mar 2017

Manulife, the Canadian insurance and financial services giant with a significant presence in Asia, said today it has been granted an investment company wholly foreign-owned enterprise (WFOE)…

Aetna Int’l unveils Canadian expansion, targeting expats ‘coming in’ or leaving the country

By: Helen Burggraf | 01 Mar 2017

Aetna International, the international arm of Hartford, Connecticut-based, NYSE-listed health insurance giant Aetna,  has announced a major expansion into Canada, beginning with the opening of an office…

Investec names Trilli to its growing Americas sales team

By: Helen Burggraf | 27 Feb 2017

Investec Asset Management said it has expanded its Americas sales team, with the hiring of  Michelle Trilli as sales director, to oversee the South Africa and UK-based…

Sun Life HK names Jeudy to succeed Dehni as CEO

By: Helen Burggraf | 23 Feb 2017

Fabien Jeudy has been named chief executive of Sun Life Hong Kong, the Hong Kong arm of Canada’s Sun Life Financial, as the company announced a number of…

Canadian and UK regulators agree co-op deal

By: Gary Robinson | 23 Feb 2017

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Canada’s Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) have a signed a co-operation agreement in a bid to enhance the development of fintech…

Last three Canada ROPS schemes vanish from HMRC list

By: Helen Burggraf | 15 Feb 2017

The last three Canadian ROP schemes on HM Revenue & Customs’ official last have vanished, as of this morning. All three of the remaining schemes were BMO (Bank…

Official: Bank of Montreal ROPS schemes in Canada for over-55s only

By: Helen Burggraf | 25 Nov 2016

All three of the only recognised overseas pension schemes in Canada to survive HM Revenue & Customs’s latest purge of such vehicles on its official list will…

HMRC wipes all but three Canada ROPS schemes from list

By: Helen Burggraf | 15 Nov 2016

As some observers feared it might, HM Revenue & Customs has taken an axe to the remaining 52 Canadian ROP schemes on its list, removing all but…

Trump victory places FATCA in question, as Homelanders contemplate emigration

By: Helen Burggraf | 09 Nov 2016

As the shock of Donald Trump’s win in the just-ended US presidential election began to fade away this morning, many in the expat American community began to…

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