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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 – June 15, 2017

After a flurry of compliance and tax changes in recent weeks, the QROPS market seems to have stabilised. After some uncertainty, 422 offshore pensions have...

Nailing Down Those Retirement Saving Numbers

The big retirement question is how much money does someone need to save to pay for a comfortable life in their later years. No one...

HMRC Revises Latest QROPS List

Expats and their adviser can be forgiven wondering how they can keep up with the rules about transferring their pensions to offshore QROPS as...

Annuity Firms Must Come Clean Over Rival Rates

Annuity providers can no longer keep better rates offered by rivals secret under new rules introduced by regulators. From Jun 7, 2017, providers must tell...

QROPS List – June 6, 2017

HM Revenue & Customs has published the June QROPS update at last – two days later than promised. Although retirement savers and QROPS professionals feared...

More Delays For Expats As HMRC Misses QROPS Deadline

Expats waiting to switch cash into an offshore QROPS pension will have to wait a little longer as HM Revenue & Customs misses a...

QROPS In Limbo As HMRC Suspends List Again

HMRC has confirmed that the QROPS List is suspended until June 5. The list was last suspended in April due to offshore pension rule changes...

Young Savers Bear Brunt Of State Pension Costs

Young workers must save more to fund their retirement because governments cannot sustain paying for public pensions, says a report from the International Monetary...

How Has Pension Freedom Impacted Retirement Income?

Retirement savers who took advantage of pension freedoms have had a rollercoaster ride over the past two years. Investment firm Fidelity International has analysed how...
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Fewer Pension Scams, But Victims Lose More Money

The good news is fewer retirement savers are losing money to pension scammers – but the amount stolen is increasing. Figures from the City of...

Lifestyling Pensions Leavers Savers Short Of Cash In Retirement

More than £100 billion is stashed in default pension funds that risk leaving millions of savers without the money they need to pay for...

Bosses Top Up Pension Deficits With Your Money

It's good news If your boss is trying to plug a deficit in your workplace final salary pension, but the bad news it's your...

Pension Scams Reach £8m Record High

Pension savers are underestimating how many scammers are trying to get their hands on their retirement cash. Millions of pounds are stolen and fraudsters have...

Put Savers Before Shareholders, Watchdog Warns Companies

Companies should put their retirement funds before shareholders when paying dividends, the official pensions watchdog has warned. The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is also threatening to...

Whose Pension Is It Anyway?

Retirement savers who have spent years pouring cash into their final salary pensions are facing obstacles when trying to move their money. The catch-22 is...

Pension Firms Still Ripping Off Savers With High Charges

Financial watchdogs have revealed pension providers are still ripping off hundreds and thousands of retirement savers with high charges. Around 300,000 savers have smaller than...

QROPS Break EU Rules, Says Ex-HMRC Lawyer

A former HMRC lawyer claims QROPS offshore pensions for expats may break EU laws – and have done so for nearly a decade. Robert Waterson,...

FTSE Firms Switch To Paying Cash Instead Of Pensions

Tax changes cracking down on how much high earners can pay into their pensions have led to FTSE 100 companies more money instead of...

QROPS List – May 15, 2017

The latest official listing shows more QROPS offshore pensions for British expats are missing. The USA has also lost QROPS status again. The States has had...

QROPS Uncertainty May Impact Millions Of Expats

Pension planning rules should offer certainty for expats – but Brexit and sudden QROPS tax changes are doing anything but that. The risk is the...

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