Don’t take risks with your income

Cyprus has used the euro since 2008. The euro-sterling exchange rate has seen some wild fluctuations in recent years and will continue to as Brexit plays out. If your income is coming from the UK, perhaps as a pension or from investments, then those fluctuations mean that your income will move up and down each day. If you are paying for a property in stage payments you won’t know how much it will cost in the end, what your buying costs and tax will be, or your income when you have moved to Cyprus.

You can manage those currency changes by taking out a forward contract with Smart Currency Exchange. This allows you to buy euros at the current rate for a transfer up to 12 months in the future. When purchasing a property overseas, a forward contract can be used to protect the value of your home from fluctuating exchange rates between having an offer accepted and completing.

Cyprus is a low tax economy, with no inheritance tax and a higher income tax threshold for basic rate than the UK

Once you have purchased your property, Smart will carry on saving you money when you move it from the UK. The process is quite simple. Smart Currency Exchange, who are authorised by the FCA to transfer funds, will give you a personal trader who will help you open your account and be on hand to help you plan your currency schedule, depending on the market movements.


Smart Currency Exchange will be able to save you money every time you transfer funds to, or from, Ireland.

Free Currency Guide

Smart Currency Exchange’s free guide, ’Three essential steps to buying property abroad’, can help you through any stage in your Cyprus property purchase. Like the team here at Property Guides, Smart Currency Exchange recommends investing in the following three steps for a successful property purchase: a trustworthy estate agent, an independent solicitor and a currency exchange specialist. These are the three critical pieces, the ‘Golden Three’, of your Cyprus buying puzzle.

Find out more about why these three are the are so important and what they can each help you with, by downloading your copy of Smart Currency Exchange’s Three Essential Steps to Buying Property Abroad.

Let Smart take the risk out of your currency transfers

Whether you are buying a property abroad, making regular payments or sending money back to the UK, you will want to protect the value of your currency transfers from fluctuating exchange rates. That's where Smart Currency Exchange can help. We minimise the risk associated with transferring money overseas by providing expert guidance every step of the way.

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