Expats happy with decision to move



A new survey has revealed that nine out of ten UK expats feel that they made the right decision to move away.

The latest Quality of Life Index compiled by NatWest International Personal Banking has discovered that the majority of people who leave the UK end up completely pleased with their decision.

This could be down to a number of reasons, but the main reason is suspected to be the austerity measures that have been introduced in the UK to cut down the national deficit. However, while the outlook of Europeans is downbeat, expats who have left European shores are very optimistic- 96 percent of expats in China feel that economic growth in the country is going to keep on growing.

Dave Isley, head of NatWest International Personal Banking, said: “It is encouraging to see that expats express self-assurance about their ability to triumph over the recessionary pressures which are causing uncertainty and cutbacks in many multi-national businesses. There is a marked difference in optimism between those expats based in Europe and those based elsewhere. However, it is encouraging to see that despite these variations, the majority of expats present a reasonably confident view of their situation and future prospects.”