New Zealand has also weathered the economic downturn well, and has a range of opportunities for migrants with specialist skills who want a change of lifestyle and a more relaxed way of life. These skills currently include people working in the engineering, healthcare and manufacturing industries. For those wishing to emigrate to New Zealand, or who are looking at investing, this may be a good time to start researching in earnest.
“Moving money from the UK to New Zealand is a straightforward process,” commented Frank Deal, Managing Director at Foreign Exchange Limited. “The country welcomes investment, and we can work with investment clients to move substantial amounts of money in order to fund approved new businesses or invest in existing opportunities.”
The New Zealand’s government site for potential investors specifies a number of industries where investment may be particularly welcome, including information and communications technology, biotechnology, film and special effects production and agricultural research. The country is rated second for tax competitiveness by OECD and has been ranked as the second easiest place to do business by the World Bank in 2015.
“Whether people are simply investing in the New Zealand economy, starting their own business, or emigrating to the country in order to start a new life, it’s important that they organise moving their money,” added Deal.
“Taking advantage of exchange rates and minimising other expenditure means that people making a significant investment decision, or choosing to make a big move with their family have the security of getting the best possible value for money when it comes to secure currency transfers.”
Why move to New Zealand?
New Zealand is one of the most popular destinations for British citizens leaving the UK. Most commonly, people move young families for a quieter lifestyle and to make their money go further:
• Family-friendly – good quality education, plenty of open spaces, low population density and a healthy lifestyle.
• Safe – lower crime rate than many other countries, and New Zealand is rated as one of the least-corrupt countries in the world.
• Housing – a wide variety of housing options, from large suburban properties to contemporary apartment living.
• Unspoiled – the low population density and a commitment to maintaining the island environment makes New Zealand a beautiful place to live.
“We help people who are already living, working and investing overseas, as well as those who are planning their next move,” said Deal. “Knowing that your money is working hard for you – whether you are making regular payments or one-off lump sum investments - will help you to manage your next steps with confidence.”