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4 things that you need to drive legally if you own a scooter / motorbike in Vietnam:
- Driving Licence - A Local / International Driving Licence for anything above 50cc.
- Blue Card - proves that you own your scooter.
- Helmet - always wear a helmet and make sure it’s a good quality one that won’t split in two on impact and that you buckle the head-strap.
- Motorbike Insurance - 3rd party liability insurance. Considering it costs as little as 86,000 VND for the year, and can stop you from getting into big trouble, why would you be without it!
Given that purchasing travel insurance could save you an enormous amount of money and stress, why do people skimp on it? Find out in Trevor Keidan's latest blog where he urges travellers not to make any assumptions about their cover.
Many people often wonder if health or travel insurance is truly necessary and regularly decide to pass on this protection to save a bit of cash. This is a big mistake - here is Trevor Keidan's cautionary tale to prove why.
Air pollution and smog has long been a problem in the world’s biggest cities and Bangkok has not been as badly affected as others such as Shanghai and Hong Kong…until now. Carl Turner offers up some helpful advice on how to protect yourself and your family against the harmful effects of air pollution.
Most people think that financial planning is all about wealth creation, which means that wealth protection is often neglected. Protecting your wealth should be a fundamental part of your financial plan. Jamie Bubb-Sacklyn examines why protective insurance is crucial for the wellbeing of you and your family.
One really important element of financial planning is life insurance to protect your family in the event of your death. But which type of life insurance should you choose? Joe Regan summarizes the difference between whole life insurance and term life insurance to help you make up your mind how best to protect your family.
In his latest blog, Jamie Bubb-Sacklyn explains what National Insurance Contributions (NICs) are and why it may be important for you to continue paying them voluntarily, even while you are living abroad.
Many people don't realise that when it comes to life insurance, it's possible to have too little - and believe it or not, it's also possible to have too much. But how do you know whether you have enough? Adon Beddoes has put together some helpful tips on the subject.
This story is not about just any old tuk tuk journey across town – as treacherous as they can often be. Jamie Bubb-Sacklyn talks about his experience in the Rickshaw Run 2016 and why medical insurance is essential for expats.
Financial planning is all about creating wealth, right? Well...yes and no. While saving is the most obvious objective of financial planning, there is another which many people neglect: protecting your hard-earned wealth. Stephen Bottomley explains why insurance is essential for expats in Asia.
If you work for the UN, you may already have some life cover - but is it enough? If you have no cover in place, how do you start to work out the level of life insurance that you need? In his latest blog, Carl Turner provides an outline of how you can roughly calculate your own life insurance requirements.
The likelihood of you becoming a victim of identity theft is rapidly increasing. There are many different ways that you can become a target of this 21st century problem. Duncan Taylor investigates.
Insurance is essential for scooter riders in Vietnam – and for all riders of two-wheeled vehicles in Asia! Adon Beddoes outlines how having a scooter as your main mode of transport can affect your medical insurance policy in the unfortunate event of an accident.
According to Macmillan Cancer Support, we are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than to get married. The consequences of cancer are often devastating, and with the rising costs of healthcare dealing with a serious illness can be financially challenging. Dermot Monaghan discusses how you can mitigate these challenges with a solid protection plan.
Infinity's Trevor Keidan is on an insurance roll at the moment, having covered travel and health insurance in previous posts. Now he’d like to turn your attention to life insurance, which is another vital cornerstone of a sound financial plan.
Cyberattacks are increasingly prevalent in the modern world and most people are vulnerable. Infinity's Duncan Taylor discusses the growing need for cyber insurance in a rapidly changing tech landscape.
Travel insurance will cover you against becoming ill or injured during a temporary visit abroad, but it's not a long-term solution for those who choose to settle abroad. Trevor Keidan explains why.
With any kind of insurance there are always the naysayers who believe that it is a waste of money. Infinity's Trevor Keidan has a very different opinion - here is a detailed list of reasons why you should never travel without insurance.
Infinity's Carl Turner answers some of the questions expatriates should ask when looking for medical insurance in Asia.
Being ‘grounded’ due to medical problems is often a pilot’s worst nightmare. Luckily, there is a solution in the form of loss of pilot's licence cover. Infinity's Dermot Monaghan investigates.
Maternity insurance is often overlooked by expats, but it is worth thinking about if you’re a young female - even if pregnancy is off your radar.
Infinity's Sam Barrie takes a look at a specialist insurance product that protects expatriate pilots from the loss of their pilot's licence.
Carl Turner takes a look at the ins and outs of maternity insurance cover for expatriate women.
Infinity's' Carl Turner explains the dangers of not reviewing life cover when you move countries. Vital information for expatriates.
In his debut post, Infinity's Paul Dodd takes a look at a horror story which underlines the crucial importance of health insurance for all expatriates.
Infinity's Joe Regan explains the many benefits of little known whole-life insurance policies for children.
Carl Turner takes a look at the importance of having international health insurance in Myanmar.
Infinity's Sam Barrie takes a look at selecting a medical insurance plan and suggests a number of ways to keep premiums affordable.
Nobody can predict what fate has in store but you can protect your family from the unforeseen as Infinity's Joe Regan explains.
Hong Kong consistently ranks among the best places in the world for expatriates to live but it can have a downside. Lynda Calver explains why you neglect to take out critical illness cover at your peril.
Infinity's Sam Barrie takes a look at insurance shortfall and the reasons why many people are vulnerable to the 'protection gap'.
No matter how healthy or lucky you are Infinity's Joe Regan makes a compelling case for all expatriates living in China to have health insurance.
Infinity's Joe Regan takes a look at insurance and examines its role in the financial planning process.
With over 60 years in public service Winston Churchill expressed opinions on many issues and usually in the most eloquent way. Infinity's Trevor Keidan takes a look at his attitude to insurance.
Someone who loses the capacity to earn a living, even temporarily, is robbed of their most valuable asset. Trevor Keidan looks at how severe illness to a family breadwinner can result in financial as well as emotional stress. And how it can be avoided.
The first forms of life insurance were created by the Romans however, as Lynda Calver explains, 2,000 years later the majority of families are still unprotected.
Peace of mind insurance is often misunderstood and under utlised. Paul Dodd takes a look at why so many people do not make use of vital insurances and as a result leave a yawning gap in their financial planning.
Lynda Calver takes a look at life insurance and the issues that affect how much you pay.
Carl Turner takes a look at the state of healthcare in Myanmar and explains why international health insurance is essential for expatriates.
Paul Dodd looks at insurance and the importance of disclosure and the small print.