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Expat Financial Affairs: Your money questions answered at free seminar on 16 October

10:27 25/08/2019

"Financial affairs" is a broad term - and everyone's money situation is unique. But the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium tends to hear the same kinds of questions from expats, who are seeking help and advice on buying a property, on tax and on their pension savings.

That's why Expat Financial Affairs is back for a seventh edition on 16 October. It's a free evening where financial advisors from BNP Paribas Fortis will host talks and answer questions about getting your finances sorted while in Belgium - from investments to pensions, financing your Belgian residence and becoming a successful entrepreneur.

"Many of our members are expats, and talking to them, we realised that they had many questions about finance-related matters,” says Alexandra Trandafir of the British Chamber of Commerce. "We soon discovered that their questions were the same as many other expats in Brussels. So it only made sense that we organise a conference open to all expats in Belgium that aims to answer these practical questions.

"The event is a great opportunity for both our member community and for expats in general who want to learn more about managing their finances. They have direct access to the leading companies focused on servicing those needs."

Topics covered include:

  • Investment taxation for expats living in Belgium
  • Expatriates and their immovable property in Belgium
  • How to finance your future Belgian residence
  • Expat estate planning: the importance of the marital status and the impact of the EU succession regulation
  • Trends and taxes in the Belgian housing market: an overview from an investment perspective
  • How to become a successful innovative start-up/scale-up in Belgium

The evening is also an opportunity to mingle with fellow expats over food and drinks at BNP Paribas Fortis' beautiful La Chancellerie venue in central Brussels.

Expat Financial Affairs, La Chancellerie, 1 Rue de la Chancellerie, 1000 Brussels
16 October, 18.00-21.30, free but advance registration is essential

Written by The Bulletin