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Financials

How much does it cost to buy a property in Turkey?  How much does it cost to maintain a property in Turkey?  How can you finance the property?  What about employment, claiming your pension in Turkey, or finding other sources of income?  And what is the biggest financial mistake that Turkish property buyers make?  Find answers here…

 


Taxes and costs due as a resident expat or second homeowner in Turkey

When moving to Turkey or buying property in Turkey there are a number of costs and taxes that you will encounter along the way. Today Andy Probert of the Turkey Buying Guide outlines the costs associated with a Turkish property purchase... Staying in Turkey or, indeed, having a second home here can be as stress-free as you want, so long as you do the research on the expenses and costs that come with maintaining that lifestyle. Owning your  More...


Banking and finance in Turkey

Sorting out your banking and finances will be one of the primary things to take care of when you buy property or make the move to Turkey. Today Andy Probert of the Turkey Buying Guide provides some need-to-know information about banking in Turkey... Over the last 12 months, Turkey’s banking sector has matured considerably and is now a favoured haven for foreign direct investment and more importantly a stable and productive savings  More...


Sorting your financial affairs before leaving the UK

There is a lot to clear up before you make the move abroad ranging from sorting out your taxes and personal finance to establishing yourself a good retirement plan and working out that ways to get the most out of your pension. Today Andy Probert of the Turkey Buying Guide takes a look at the financial matters which need to be taken care of when moving abroad. Tackling finances is often seen as an unwanted chore that comes hand-in-hand with the routine of  More...


Banking in Turkey

When faced with a move to another country which is so culturally, socially and economically different to the one you have experienced most of your adult life, it is somewhat re-assuring to hang on to some elements. Banking seems to be one of them. Here in Turkey, the banking system is effectively the same as the European set up. One marked difference is that savings rates in Turkey hang around the 10 per cent mark, making it a real no brainer that it’s a good idea to put  More...


Don`t lose money when sending funds to Turkey!

There are two topics of discussion which British expats in Turkey inevitably always get around to discussing at some stage, whether they are in the office, the bar or at the beach. What are they? The weather and of course, money. While Brits could win a gold medal for discussing the former: “It’s too hot/ too cold/ it’s raining in the UK so be happy etc, etc”, the topic of money is one where they will compare and contrast their own bank savings rates or  More...


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