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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.

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...

Pension Scammers Step Up Cold Call Campaigns

Pension fraudsters are stepping up their efforts to persuade retirement savers to hand over their life savings, according to one of Britain’s largest pension...

QROPS List – February 1, 2017

Sixteen Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes (QROPS) were added to the UK tax man’s official list in the past two weeks. The worldwide total is...

Suspect Pension Transfers Ignore Ombudsman Fears

Nearly 200 pension transfers put on ice by a consumer watchdog concerned over suspected fraud have gone ahead anyway. The Pensions Ombudsman put the complaints...

With The Whole World To Choose, Where Would You Go?

If you could retire anywhere in the world as an expat, where would you choose? You might have a country or even a city or...

How The Tapered Allowance Impacts Pensions

Wealthy retirement savers should be aware of the tapered annual allowance that caps the cash they can put into a pension each year. Breaking the...

Will I Lose My Company Pension If My Firm Goes Bust?

A big worry for many retirement savers is what will happen to their company pensions if their employer goes bust. Turbulent economic events stirred up...

Number Of Workers Mulling Pension Transfers Up 120%

The number of retirement savers considering a transfer out of their gold-plated company pension scheme is soaring, according to a recent survey. Tens of thousands...

Five Retirement Rules For The Over 50s

Retirement is just around the corner if you are in your fifties and the odds are you are spending a lot of time thinking...

Expat Pension Scammers Blamed For Not Reporting Deaths

Expat families and loved ones continuing to claim someone’s pension once they have died is one of the biggest scams facing pension providers. Financial firms...

Beating The Lifetime Pension Savings Cap With A QROPS

If you are an expat worried about breaking the £1 million lifetime saving cap on your pension, then now is the time to think...

Slump In Gilts Triggers Cut In Pension Payments

Pension payments are due to fall for retirement savers in capped drawdown. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has changed the underlying figures for calculating how...

108,000 Expats Have A QROPS, So Why Haven’t You?

108,000 expats have switched £8.8 billion of pension savings out of the UK into the Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (QROPS) over the past...

QROPS List – January 15, 2017

Offshore watchers have little to report with the release of the latest HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) QROPS List. The number of Qualifying Recognised Overseas...

Retirement Planning If You Are In Ill Health

Making the right money choices for your family and loved ones if you are suffering from ill-health is often forgotten about. Anyone suffering from a...

QROPS Offshore Pensions Explained For British Expats

Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes (QROPS) are hitting the financial headlines as the British government readies to extend flexible access to more than 1,200...

Numbers Show Why Expats Can Count On QROPS Pensions

Offshore pensions are big business with billions of pounds shifting between Britain and dozens of overseas destinations over the years. The Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension...

QROPS Pensions And Divorce

Relationships are risky and many hit the rocks and end in acrimonious disputes over who keeps the pets – and any cash in savings. The...

Will Brexit Be Hard Or Soft On Pension Savers?

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit strategy is becoming clearer – but millions of expats across Europe are waiting to hear how her plans...

Company Pensions Are Billions Of Pounds In Debt

British company pensions have an impossible mountain to climb thanks to yawning debt triggered by the Brexit vote. Even if they paid an extra £10...

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