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Retiring abroad can be a great experience – but the good times can also come with worries, particularly surrounding your pension and how it’s faring in today’s volatile market place. British pension rules are complicated and fast-changing , so it’s understandable those who live abroad can feel a bit ‘out of things.’ That’s where iExpats can help by delivering the latest headlines and key information explaining everything you need to know about claiming the State Pension from overseas and expat pensions. Our writers also look behind the scenes at the latest trends in lifestyle and living abroad – including detailed reports about Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes QROPS, QNUPS and SIPPS.

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Hong Kong QROPS Banned By HMRC

British expats living in China have lost the chance to keep their retirement savings in a QROPS offshore pension. The country was serviced by 19...

QROPS List – December 1, 2017

The official list of worldwide QROPS pensions has increased by 11 in the past two weeks – taking the global number to 1,163. The rising...

We’re Living Longer But Spend Half Retirement In Ill Health

The biggest change for the over 65s in almost 50 years is that they live longer and spend more years suffering from a chronic...

QROPS Rules After The UK Autumn Budget 2017

Expats expecting another round of tax and rule changes for QROPS offshore pensions can relax – for now at least. Chancellor Phillip Hammond has left...

Pension Freedom Is No Such Thing, Argues Think Tank

Pension freedoms and a fast-changing market have left retirement savers with fewer options for planning their finances, says a new study. The report from think-tank...

Pensions – What Might Change In Autumn Budget 2017

Pensions are one of the government spending categories that have a lot of noughts on the end, so stand out as a target for...

Retirement Cash Out Of Control For Millions

Huge numbers of workers over 50 face a miserable retirement because they are relying on a lottery win, inheritance or downsizing their home to...

EU To Publish ‘Vampire’ Tax Haven Blacklist

The European Union is preparing a black list of tax havens that help wealthy ‘vampires’ avoid paying taxes. EU finance chief Pierre Moscovici says rich...

QROPS List – November 15, 2017

SIXTEEN offshore pensions were added to the HMRC QROPS List over the past 14 days. Worldwide, the number of QROPS grew from 1,136 on November...

State Pension Tax Trap For Young Workers Paying For Nothing

Workers in their 30s and 40s will have maxed out what they will receive in state pension payments by the time they are 50...

Pension Black Hole Shrinks By Another £50 Billion

The pensions black hole shrunk again last month, according to figures from monitor PwC. The total deficit of almost 6,000 UK direct benefit pension funds...

Pension Firms Forced To Publish Their Fees At Last

How much retirement savers are paying out in hidden pension charges is about to be revealed as the government acts to expose rip-off fees...

How Do Retirement Savers Spend Their Pension Cash?

Just how people spend their pension windfalls is gradually being revealed to MPs who have called for evidence to test if pension freedoms are...

Retirement Isn’t Meant To Be A Holiday, Claim Pension Experts

If you think retirement is all about relaxing and having fun, then you have the wrong idea, claims a pensions expert. Holidays, taking up hobbies...

British State Pension Fails To Flatter In World Stakes

The expert verdict on the British state pension is ‘good effort, but could do better’ in a detailed analysis of state pensions in 30...

State Pension Isn’t Enough To Pay Essential Living Costs

Retirement savers who expect the state pension to cover their living costs are in for a shock, according to new research. Paying for food, utility...

No QROPS Pension Changes Until 2020, Civil Servant Reveals

Expats can rest easy with the news that the government is not planning any new QROPS laws until at least 2020. The logjam of Brexit...

Budget Gossip Fuelled By More Pension Tax Relief Leaks

The Treasury’s softly-softly approach to slashing pension contribution relief is slowly but surely gaining ground. Typically, if the Treasury has difficult to sell policy in...

Bleak Future For Workers Who Can’t Afford To Retire

Thousands of retirement savers have come to terms with never retiring and working until they drop, according to a slew of new surveys. Official statistics...

State Pensions Fall Short Of Comfortable Retirement

Wherever you live in the world, state pensions or benefits will not provide enough money for a comfortable retirement, according to new research. Relying on...

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