One Stop Financial Shop Opens For Expatriates

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ExpatMoneyChannel is the first comprehensive financial website for British expatriates, as well as the tens of thousands planning to leave the UK each year.

The launch today of http://www.ExpatMoneyChannel.com provides the first comprehensive personal finance website dedicated solely to the 5.5 million British expatriates who currently live overseas, as well as the tens of thousands planning to live abroad each year. Effectively providing a one-stop shop, ExpatMoneyChannel is a single portal where expatriates can get independent financial information on the wide range of financial options available to them, navigate the latest complex tax and regulatory laws, learn about products as well as participate in forums and surveys specifically on finance.

ExpatMoneyChannel is a project devised by Hannah Beecham and Deborah Benn. Both are financial journalists who have a vast amount of experience writing for expatriates. They both believe passionately in financial education and their knowledge and expertise on the main issues facing expatriates ensures the site has the much needed editorial integrity and independence required.

“We take a ‘watch, look and listen’ approach which enables viewers to dip into topics and issues using the format they like best, whether it is TV, Podcast or reading articles. We not only guide viewers through the complex choices on offer, but provide useful tips and, of course, those essential dos and don’ts along the way,” comments Hannah Beecham.

The site provides information on money transfer issues, the latest regulations affecting expatriates as well as how to steer clear of the latest financial scams operating internationally. There is a wide range of articles covering offshore bonds, offshore funds, offshore savings, offshore banking, wealth management, international private health and insurance as well as how to buy property abroad. Complex financial issues are covered in a dedicated Masterclass section.

“Faced with the amount of choices they need to make, expatriates are often vulnerable. They want articles and news items that are easy-to-read and break down information to help them make an informed decision.The enthusiastic response so far from members of our target audience fully supports our belief that a site such as this one is long overdue,” comments Deborah Benn.

Editorial Notes

HANNAH BEECHAM
Hannah trained as presenter at BBC Radio Oxford and then began her journalistic career with Time magazine in 1986. She was one of the founding members of the Financial Times’ expatriate magazine, The International, established in 1988. She has written for a number of Financial Times’ titles as well as the South China Morning Post, Weekly Telegraph, Sunday Times, The European, The Banker, The International Express and Living Abroad.  As conference director for the Middle East Economic Digest - MEED, Hannah has staged a series of major international seminars throughout the Arab Gulf covering various financial themes. She also undertook ground breaking research for the Institute for International Research (IIR) for a series of financial and business conferences held in the emerging East European economies. Hannah contributes articles and overseas financial content for a number of expatriate websites and is increasingly in demand as a contributor on money matters to English-language radio stations abroad such as REM.FM, (Spain’s largest radio network).  Hannah also edited Expat Investor - a bi-monthly personal finance magazine for British citizens living and/or working abroad. Her book: Expat Money - the definitive personal finance manual for Brits Abroad (published Summersdale 2008) is the only comprehensive guide to expatriate personal finance matters currently available.

DEBORAH BENN
Deborah began her career on the personal finance section of The Times under Lorna Bourke and Peter Gartland. She was one of the founding members of the Financial Times’ expatriate magazine, The International, established in 1988. She has written for a wide range of publications worldwide including the South China Morning Post and is the author of How to Maximise Your Wealth Offshore, which aims to demystify the process of investing offshore (BT Batsford 1999). Deborah was the editor of Financial Times Magazine's Investment Adviser – a weekly newspaper for UK advisers and she is the former editor of Incisive Media's International Investment magazine – a monthly magazine for offshore advisers. Deborah currently works on a range of financial newsletters as well as conference and awards’ programmes. She devised the programme for Incisive Media’s Gold Standard Awards and the International Fund & Product Awards. She continues to be involved in both awards’ programmes and chairs the judging panel of both. Over the years Deborah has been involved in a number of financial conferences in Hong Kong and Dubai and has travelled extensively in her line of work to the Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Luxembourg and Dublin. Deborah has also lived abroad in both Australia and France.

ExpatMoneyChannel is an Expat Media Ltd company. Registered England & Wales No. 07097013.

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