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Although a fall in the exchange rate is likely in the event of a Brexit, arranging a forward contract with a currency broker could help fix the exchange rate that you receive. Read more about how a Brexit could affect the currency markets on page 84.
In any case, should Britain vote to leave the EU, it would be granted a minimum of two years to renegotiate terms with other member states, with an added buffer secreted in the Vienna Convention stating that British expats have “acquired rights” in the country in which they live, with the right to hold onto them in the event of a Brexit.
Despite the nervous hype and speculation swirling around the impending vote, the unknown end result has done little to deter the aspirations of those dreaming of a new life overseas. When asked if a Brexit would stop people from buying property in France, just 25% per cent of people surveyed on completefrance.com said it would make them think twice, while a majority of 62% said it wouldn’t stop them, and a further 11% admitting they didn’t know.
Eligible voters include UK nationals who have lived abroad for under 15 years, so if you fall into this category, make your voice heard by registering to vote online. aboutmyvote.co.uk