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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.

Clock Ticking For Gibraltar QROPS To Change Rules

The race is on for lawmakers in Gibraltar to introduce new pension rules to keep the status of one of the leading centres for...

Whoops! HMRC Does It Again Over QROPS Rules

The British tax man is upholding a long history of failing to support retirement savers by failing to tell them how to avoid a...

Fake News Flood Distorts Financial Thinking

Fears that fake news distorts the integrity of retirement advice and concerns that even the Bank of England does not feel economic forecasts are...

Will You Have Less To Spend In Retirement Then You Think?

Retirement savers have some madcap ideas about how much money they can spend every year before they run out of cash. The aim is to...

Plan To Pool Pensions Into A £1.5 Trillion Superfund

So many final salary workplace pensions are in danger of paying reduced benefits that trustees should consider pooling them in a £1.5 trillion superfund,...

Paying Into A Pension After Retirement

If you are under 75 years old and have some spare cash to save each month, don’t forget you can still put money into...

Budget 2017: New QROPS Tax Charge For Expats

Chancellor Phillip Hammond is cracking down on transfers to offshore pensions by slapping a 25% tax charge on expats switching their retirement pots out...

Pension Savers have No Clue About How Much They Need

Although most of us would like to think we have control of our finances, new research shows that 40% of workers over 40 years...

Pension Savers Caught Claiming Too Much Tax Relief

Thousands of retirement savers face financial penalties because they are claiming too much tax relief on the money they pay into pensions. HM Revenue and...

QROPS List – March 1, 2017

The United States is the latest country to fall foul of Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (QROPS) rules. The USA has never had an easy...

Flexible Retirement Means Working Until 70 For Millions

Hard-up retirement savers could work into their 70s to top up their pensions because they are not putting enough cash away while they are...

Advisers Blamed For Failed Forestry Investments

Around 75 retirement savers who have lost money in a dodgy Brazilian green rain forest investment have been told to try and claim compensation...

Self-Employed Not Saving Enough To Retire

Nearly nine out of 10 self-employed workers are not saving enough to provide enough money for a decent retirement, a new study has revealed. Only...

Pension Transfers Hit By Drop In Gilts And Rising Inflation

Tracking pension transfer values is a good way to see if your retirement savings are on track. One of the leading monitors posts data about...

Rip Off Firms Won’t Tell Customers About Saving Cash

If you are about to cash in your pension savings, then hang on a few weeks and you could save a lot of money. True...

Pension Taper Relief Is Too Complicated To Work Out

Wealthy retirement savers could be missing out on maximising tax relief on pension contributions because the rules for claims are too complicated. Around of third...

Don’t Blame Pensioners For Having Too Much Money

How times change. Not long ago everyone sympathised with the plight of poor pensioners striving to make ends meet. Now the same pensioners are vilified...

Can You Afford To Spend £420,500 In Retirement?

A typical couple spends £1.9 million over their lifetime, according to new research from retirement specialists. The first £1 million is gone by the age...
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Isle Of Man Wants To Offer QROPS Pension Freedoms

Isle of Man Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes (QROPS) are set to offer British expats pension freedoms in line with onshore schemes later this...

Call For Expats To Fight Unfair State Pensions In Court

British expats are among thousands of retirement savers in New Zealand readying to sue the government for docking millions of dollars from their state...

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