QROPS List – April 15, 2019


The latest HM Revenue & Customs data for expats with QROPS offshore pensions.

The number of QROPS has increased by 95 since the start of the year.

Find out What is QROPS

HMRC QROPS List – By country

CountryNo of QROPS
EU Institution1
Hong Kong6
Isle of Man353
New Zealand30

Data Source: HMRC

HMRC QROPS List – Changes

QROPS pensions added, amended or removed from the list since April 1, 2019.

QROPSCountryAddedAmended Removed
A & L Loomes Super FundAustraliax
Adler Family Superannuation FundAustraliax
Bee Eater Super FundAustraliax
Blake55 SuperfundAustraliax
cgjgperth Super FundAustraliax
DG Ralphs SuperAustraliax
DI Baigent SMSFAustraliax
Goodrich Family Super FundAustraliax
Graham Hardy S.M. Super FundAustraliax
Hewlett Turner SuperAustraliax
Hinchliffe Super FundAustraliax
HJ Howe 55 Super FundAustraliax
Lisben Superannuation FundAustraliax
M Pepper QROPS SMSFAustraliax
Misherwood Super FundAustraliax
Pepco Superannuation FundAustraliax
Peter Shaw Super FundAustraliax
R E Brown Family Super FundAustraliax
Russellsdownunder Super FundAustraliax
Tim Hughes Super FundAustraliax
Tony Storey Super FundAustraliax
Versis Superannuation FundAustraliax
Warhall Super FundAustraliax
Winwood Family Super FundAustraliax
YK Tomlinson Superannuation FundAustraliax
Versorgungseinrichtung der Bezirksarztekammer KoblenzGermanyx
Whitmill QROPSGibraltarx
Hannaaron SIPPIsle of Manx
Truffler LimitedJerseyx
US Voyager Retirement PlanMaltax
Voyager Retirement PlanMaltax
TicketSwap B.V. by Brand New DayNetherlandsx
Net change:32

Data source: HMRC

The first table shows the net number of schemes for each financial jurisdiction, accounting for new listings and removals since the publication of the last list.

The second table details the changes.

What is the QROPS List?

The HMRC list tells overseas pension providers and retirement savers transferring funds from a UK pension to a QROPS or between offshore pension providers which schemes qualify for QROPS status.

QROPS providers certify their schemes meet UK offshore pension and tax rules to go on the list, but HMRC warns this does not mean any are approved or certain to be QROPS. Retirement savers should check this before transferring any money.

The next HM Revenue and Customs QROPS Listis scheduled for May 1, 2019.

QROPS overseas transfer charge

The overseas transfer charge is calculated as 25% of the transfer value of a fund into a QROPS or between QROPS.

For expats living inside the European Economic Area (EEA), countries offering QROPS that are not subject to the overseas transfer charge are:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Ireland
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • The Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Sweden

QROPS countries outside the EEA

Countries outside the EEA are subject to the transfer charge if an expat does not live in the same country as the pension is administered – these are:

  • Australia
  • Barbados
  • Guernsey
  • Hong Kong (China)
  • India
  • Isle of Man
  • Jersey
  • Kenya
  • Mauritius
  • New Zealand
  • South Africa
  • Switzerland
  • USA

Other exceptions to the transfer charge may apply if the overseas scheme is run by an employer or multinational non-government organisation, such as the EU QROPS.

A five-year residence rule may also apply.

Click here for official guidance on the overseas transfer charge

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