This year, the British Chamber of Commerce EU and Belgium are delighted that the Expat Financial Affairs event will be back in person and will take place at the British School of Brussels in Tervuren at 17.00 on October 7th 2021.
There will be 6 separate sessions covering a variety of key topics which will be followed by a networking apero, where you will be able to meet all the presenters and other organisations supporting expat life in Belgium.
Although Belgium tops the rankings as one of the most popular expat destinations in Europe, integrating fully into the national system can still have some challenges. Rules and regulations regarding real estate, taxes or pension can be difficult to understand as a foreigner.
“Quality of speakers, selection of topics, usefulness of information – a really successful seminar.”
EFA Spring 2021
In 2013, the British Chamber of Commerce EU and Belgium, held the first ‘Expat Financial Affairs’ (EFA) event, to provide financial advice and support for non-Belgians resident here. The original sponsors were The Fry Group & ING, who are back again with an evening with information and tips on how to help you understand and manage your financial life better.
‘How can I invest sustainably?’
Whether you are intending to make Belgium your long-term home, or are here for several years working for an international company or one of the European institutions, this event covers all matters related to financial planning in Belgium, including investment, entrepreneurship, and retirement.
‘How do I buy a house in Belgium?’
The EFA hosts presenters from some of Belgium’s top institutions, including sponsors ING Belgium & The Fry Group. Presentations are divided into different sessions focusing on a specific topic, which are then followed by a Q&A where you will have the opportunity to receive advice and guidance on your specific issues.
“The presentations were all very interesting with excellent speakers.”
EFA Spring 2021
ING delivers comprehensive banking and insurance services carefully tailored to the needs of private individuals and companies. With a selection of excellent products and services in the field of bank accounts and cards, saving, investment, credit, insurance as well as pension, over 3 million customers in Belgium alone use their services.
With their mission of empowering people to stay one step ahead in life and in business, they believe in easy, clear, personalised banking and offer specialised services to expats with 50 years of experience working for this community.
They offer straightforward, personalised advice to expats and their multichannel approach allows clients to efficiently use financial services before, during and after their stay in Belgium.
The Fry Group, initiated the original EFA event in 2013 and are back again as joint sponsor. They provide pension & retirement planning advice, along with wealth management services to the international English speaking community.
Having advised expats since 1898, and today operating from eight geographical locations across the UK, Europe, Middle East and Asia, the Brussels office have the leverage to combine comprehensive and local knowledge with an international perspective.