Moving To The UK

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Overseas credit reports: Are credit scores international?

If you’re getting excited about moving abroad, or you’re just about to begin a new life in the UK, credit might not be the first thing on your mind. Things like finding a new place to call home, or settling into a new job, might feel more important right now. But because you often need credit to get phones, bank accounts and some rental agreements, before long you might be wondering: does your credit score transfer to another country?

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How to get credit when you move to the UK

If you’re planning on moving to the UK, or you’ve recently arrived here, you might be wondering how to access financial products like overdrafts, loans, credit cards or mortgages. But with so much information out there, it can be hard to know where to start. Loqbox is here to make the financial aspects of your move as straightforward as possible.

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How to build a credit score for immigrants in the UK

If you're moving to the UK you’ll need a credit history to get things like phone contracts, credit cards, and loans. But if you’re new to the UK, you won’t have a history of borrowing in this country. So how does that work? Does your history of credit travel with you and how can you build it up? Read on for Loqbox’s tips and advice about credit scores for immigrants in the UK.

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Moving back to the UK: a checklist for global citizens

You’re here because you’ve made the decision to move back home to the UK after living abroad for a period of time, or you’re thinking about it. Last time we looked at the things that may affect you unexpectedly when moving back to the UK. In that article we explored some of the challenges you may face on the journey from expat to repat. That post was about understanding some of the unexpected situations you might come up against when moving — because after all being forewarned is being forearmed.

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Three things that may affect you unexpectedly when moving back to the UK

With everything going on in the world at the moment, understandably global citizens living abroad are considering whether it’s time to move back home to the UK. Two forces in particular are converging simultaneously to prompt British expats to think about making the move home. The first is Covid-19, and the second? Brexit.

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How can returning expats rebuild their UK credit score?

Figures show that over a third of British expats plan to return to the UK. If you’re one of them, follow these six simple steps to fix your finances after life overseas – from the experts at Loqbox.

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