Would you like to know more about some of our Chamber Moving to Portugal experts, and perhaps talk to them one to one about your needs?
Do you want to move to Portugal but feel that you want to learn some useful Portuguese to make your life there easier? Ricardina is a modern foreign languages tutor based in London, who specialises in teaching European Portuguese. She offers online or real time one-to-one tutoring for individuals and couples. Ricardina was born in Lisbon and raised in Cascais, a small town on the coast, and Portuguese is her first language.
As someone who has achieved fluency in multiple languages, she understands the challenges faced by her students, and also how to overcome them. Portuguese is more than just a language, it represents an entire culture, and what better person to teach you this beautiful language than someone who is part of that culture.
Ricardina says “My curriculum takes a holistic approach to learning that includes all aspects of language acquisition. The tailored instruction I offer allows my students to progress from their current level of comprehension as far and as fast as they wish, while focusing specifically on what is important to them.
“I’ve had the privilege of helping students from a multitude of backgrounds achieve their Portuguese language goals. These include individuals looking to travel, study, work or live in Portugal. I like my students to be relaxed and to have fun whilst learning. The key to it is to make the lesson as enjoyable and interesting as possible. At the moment where it starts to feel boring or like too much hard work, that is the point where the learning process breaks down. Até breve! Let’s talk Portuguese!”
For more details see www.languageshub.org
Shelley is Head of Business Development at Sovereign’s Portugal office and has over thirty years’ experience in investment advisory working with high net worth investors.
Shelley works closely with Sovereign’s wealth management and retirement planning teams and is able to make recommendations according to clients’ needs and objectives to guide them through the complexities of acquiring international investment property. She can also advise on using trusts, foundations, funds and companies worldwide, to structure, develop and maintain individuals’ assets for secure wealth succession planning.
In addition, and working with the Sovereign Portugal team, Shelley can advise clients on their Non-Habitual Resident and Golden Visa applications to ensure maximum tax benefits for our clients.
For more details see www.sovereigngroup.com
After working for TAP Airlines and later for Banco Espírito Santo, José became one of the first and most influential bloggers in Portugal, via his well-known style blog O Alfaiate Lisboeta, winner of Best Digital Communication at the Fashion TV Awards in 2011. A regular columnist in the Portuguese editions of Vogue and GQ and in the newspaper Expresso, since 2020 he has also been writing regularly about real estate in Dinheiro Vivo, Portugal’s #1 business newspaper.
Now specialising in real estate, José launched his real estate blog A House in Lisbon and more recently his weekly programme 1 Minute Real Estate on social media. José has worked at Porta da Frente|CHRISTIE’S and is now at RE/MAX Collection, part of Siimgroup, and he runs his own property information website at josecabral.pt.
José specialises in helping foreign buyers find and buy the property that suits their needs and their budget in the greater Lisbon area, avoiding the pitfalls so often experienced when buying abroad.
For more details see www.josecabral.pt
Dan joined Blevins Franks in Portugal in 2014, with 22 years’ worth of wealth management, retirement and estate planning under his belt. Dan holds the Diploma for Financial Advisers (DipFA) and advanced qualifications in pensions and investment planning from the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). He is also a member of the Personal Finance Society (PFS).
An expatriate himself, Dan understands the tax regime in Portugal and its interaction with UK legislation and regulations. Dan is supported by a dedicated team of pensions, investment, tax and client service specialists in the Blevins Franks offices in Portugal, Malta and London.
For more details go to www.blevinsfranks.com