22 August 2008
Brits that have moved abroad are keen to be seen as one of the locals, new research suggests.
Figures from NatWest have shown that 20 per cent of UK expats loose their sense of Britishness after relocating to other countries such as France.
However, there are still aspects of life in Britons, such as the local pub, that people miss when leaving abroad.
"They still want to hold onto what makes them essentially British and certain characteristics that are deemed as being British such as the sense of humour and traditional British pubs but over time they integrate this with the new cultures and traditions of the country they have moved to," said the company's head of international banking Dave Isley.