New ruling that could impact Accidental Americans in The Netherlands

A recent ruling by KiFiD, the Dutch financial services complaints bureau, places more pressure on all Accidental Americans in the Netherlands. What is KiFiD? KiFiD is the complaints institute for

5 reasons plants can mean healthier homes

If you don’t already have plants in your home, there are health reasons for becoming a little more green-fingered. Plants don’t only add to your interior design but can help

The Dutch Pensions Squeeze

The market instability in 2020 has been painful for lots of investors, but many people might have considered that their pensions would be shielded from much of the trauma. That

3 top considerations from Altura mortgage finance for expats with UK property

This week we interviewed Rob Gill, the managing director of Altura Mortgage Finance in London, to discuss the key issues affecting expats and internationals living in Europe that either have

3 things Americans in Europe should be doing right now

If you are a US citizen living in Europe or an ‘Accidental American’- one of those people caught in the complex web of US government taxes even though you don’t

How much cash should I hold and the dangers of holding too much

How much of your wealth do you hold in cash? And how much of your wealth should you hold in cash? Two very important questions often with rather different answers.

The benefits of doing nothing

Who would like more time? If you ask a group of international professionals in Europe this question, most will say they would like to have an extra couple of hours

Too Much Information: 5 tests to filter the good, the bad and the outright dangerous to make the right investment decisions

Now more than ever it is important to filter the vast flow of information we have all around us to be able to make good decisions regarding our investments. Traditional

June 2020 Black Swan Capital Market Commentary

At Black Swan Capital Europe, we see an important part of our job in supporting our clients to be the rational and objective consideration of market conditions. Though our focus

Understanding ESG Investing

In the world of investment, acronyms are everywhere. More frustratingly, they seem to change with the tides. The abbreviation of the moment is definitely ESG, but what does it represent

5 ways expats can manage their money after lockdown

The coronavirus crisis has had a huge impact on all of us.  As we emerge from lockdown with restrictions easing across Europe, many internationals in are seeing the way they

Top 3 issues for Australians living in Europe

For Australians living in Europe during the coronavirus pandemic we know that for many this can be an even more difficult time, especially if you are feeling alone, and a

5 questions expats need to ask before making investment changes

When it comes to investing, we always advocate starting with the end goal firmly in mind. Sticking with this position, it’s often best to create a tailored financial plan and

What’s next for international investors in Europe

With governments across Europe gradually easing lockdown restrictions, the critical question many are asking now is, what’s next? The decisions and actions that national and regional govts are taking in

7 ways your behaviours effect how you manage your money and how to take advantage of your biases

Imagine you have just won €50,000. But… you have the option of receiving your €50,000 windfall in 12 months’ time, or receiving a lesser amount today. Would you accept the

How to protect yourself and your money from scams during the coronavirus pandemic

We recently wrote about three ways to protect yourself during this Covid-19 pandemic in Europe in this article here. The point that raised the most discussion was the emergence of