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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.

QROPS List – October 10, 2017

The special relationship between the USA and QROPS pensions for British expats and Americans with UK pension savings is back on. The USA rejoined the...

Riddle Of The Disappearing QROPS List

The British tax authority is warning expats who switch onshore UK pensions to a QROPS to check the provider receiving their money qualifies as...

Brexit Talks Green Light Expat State Pension Cost Of Living Rises

British expats in Europe do not have to fear the freezing of their state pensions after Brexit, says the UK government. Any British state pensioner...

Yawning Pension Gap Still £460 billion Despite Improvement

Retirement savers with money in defined benefit pension schemes run by their employers have seen improving deficits stand still. Britain’s final salary workplace pensions still...

QROPS List – October 1, 2017

Expat retirement savers have seen 16 QROPS pensions added to the official HMRC listing over the past two weeks, while four have been removed. Six...

Budget 2017 To See Pension Tax Relief Slashed?

Tax relief on money paid into pensions is under threat in Chancellor Phillip Hammond’s Autumn Budget 2017, according to speculation in Westminster. Rumours are rife...

The Pension Trick That Can Double Your Tax-Free Lump Sum

For many retirement savers, the tax-free lump sum available from the age of 55 years old is the main attraction of a pension. That major...
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IFAs Told To Cover Their Backs With Police-Style Interviews

Your financial adviser is fast becoming your adversary if they follow new advice from the Financial Ombudsman. Instead of looking at the rules that make...

Chance Of Decent Pension Transfer Advice Is Only 50:50

Retirement savers taking advice about switching out of a final salary pension have a 50% chance of receiving suitable advice, according to financial watchdogs. After...

So, You Want To Transfer You Pension To A QROPS

Switching retirement savings to an offshore QROPS is a straightforward process, proving you follow some simple rules. But with all things official, the devil is...

Expats Face Brexit Pensions Blow If Talks Fail

Expats paid retirement income from a UK pension may see their cash lifeline cut off if Prime Minister Theresa May fails to thrash out...

Cheapest Cities For Retirement In The USA

If you want to retire to the United States and want more bang for your buck, then you may be surprised to find out...

Health Not Wealth Decides Time For Retirement

Health not wealth is the real decider over when many people retire, according to a new study. More than 5 million workers aged 50 years...

QROPS List – September 15, 2017

The net number of QROPS offshore pensions for expats has risen by 38 in the past two weeks. HMRC says 40 new pensions have opened,...

Don’t Forget To Spend Your Retirement Cash In The Right Order

Money is complicated once you reach retirement because spending the wrong savings first could make you worse off by sparking a tax bill. Although 25%...

Workers To Wait Longer To Access Private Pensions

The government may be hatching plans to raise the minimum age for retirement savers to access their cash as the state pension age rises. Pension...

How Working For Five Extra Years Boosts Retirement Income

Don't retire – work for five more years if you can to boost your pension fund by £50,000, says financial research. Providing you still enjoy...

FTSE Pension Black Hole Swallows 70% Of Profits

Britain's biggest businesses have pension black holes that would swallow 70% of their profits and has hit a new peak for the decade following...

£1m Pension Scammer Jailed For Six Years

A pension scammer who lured clients into handing over their retirement savings with promises of huge returns has been jailed for six years. Darren Say,...

Mortgage Borrowers Turn To Pensions To Clear The Debt

Around a third of homeowners over 50 years old approaching retirement expect to have to dig into their pension savings to pay off their...

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