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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.

State Pension Age Set To Rise For Millions

Millions of people born in the 1970s will have to wait longer for their state pension as the government has raised the age limit...

Scammers Have Tried To Trick 5m Into Parting With Cash

Scammers have tried to trick 5 million older people to part with their money – but few have reported the crime, says new research. With...
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QROPS Transfers Slow But Cash Values Hit New High

The number of QROPS offshore pension transfers for expats are slowing, but the average amount of money retirement savers switched overseas reached a new...

Pension Firms Shun Cash For Advice Offer

Pension providers are shunning a government to fund financial advice for retirement savers put forward by Chancellor Phillip Hammond in his spring budget. He offers...

Over 40s Target Health Instead Of Wealth

Health not wealth is the new lifestyle priority for the over 40s heading for retirement, says a new study. While 44% of the over 40s...

QROPS List – August 1, 2017

QROPS offshore pensions are still opening at the rate of one a day despite media reports suggesting the market is stalling. The latest list of...

Pension Scammers ‘Groom’ Victims To Hand Over Savings

Pension scammers have come up with a new way to snare retirement savers by giving them a script with what to say to avoid...

QROPS Are Not Dead – Just Evolving

QROPS pensions are not dead and buried following recent tax and rule changes, they are just evolving and a lot of the hype about...

QROPS List – July 15, 2017

The QROPS market seems to have shrugged off recent compliance changes set in motion by the British tax man. The latest official list of offshore...

Pension Freedoms Change Retirement Finances For The Over 55s

Pension freedoms have changed the finances of the over 55s by letting them take cash lump sums from the retirement savings. Three out of four...

Calls To Revive Pension Cold-Calling Ban Heat Up

Calls for a ban on pension cold-calling appear to be on hold as the government answers pleas about proceeding with the proposed law with...

Cheaper Fund Fees Can Make Pensions Last Longer

Any good businessman or accountant is likely to argue keep an eye on expenses is a good way to improve profits without boosting sales. The...

What Is The State Pension Triple Lock?

The government’s state pension triple-lock is here to stay – until the next general election at least. But how does the triple-lock work and what...

QROPS List – July 1, 2017

Australia’s charge to the top of the table for offering the most QROPS pensions to expats as another nine schemes have opened in the...

Richer Retirees Are Happier Than The Rest

Money really does buy extra happiness in retirement, according to two-thirds of retirees. Only one in three told a new study that a lack of...

How Unexpected Taxes Can Ruin Retirement Plans

Pensioners who think they have enough money for a comfortable retirement fail to realise that they must hand over almost a third of their...

QROPS List – June 22, 2017

HM Revenue & Customs has amended the June QROPS List for the fourth time in three weeks by removing a Guernsey QROPS offshore pension. Delisting...

Tax-free Pension Cash Offers Over 55s A £26,374 Windfall

More than half of over 55s plan to take the most they can tax-free from their pensions, according to a new study. 54% of those...

Watchdog Slams £30,000 Pension Advice Rule AS ‘Market Failure’

Rules that ensure any retirement saver must take professional advice if they are looking for a  direct benefit pension transfer of a fund worth...

Parents Start Saving For Private Education Before Babies Are Born

The cost of  a private education is so expensive that young couples are saving for school and university fees before their child is born. More...

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