QROPS List – January 15, 2013

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The latest QROPS list from HM Revenue & Customs showed few surprises – with just a change of 10 Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes worldwide.

No new schemes opened in popular destinations like Gibraltar and Malta, according to the QROPS list released on January 15, 2013.

Singapore and Cyprus remain the only two financial jurisdictions to lose their QROPS status since April 2006, when QROPS pensions started, leaving 47 QROPS financial jurisdictions.

The number of schemes worldwide now stands at 2,860 – up just 10 from the previous list released at the beginning of January 2013.

The increases were in Australia (4 new schemes), Canada (4) and Ireland (2).

Some QROPS providers elect to remain anonymous, so these are not included on the QROPS list.

QROPS are an offshore pension option for British expats living permanently overseas and international workers with UK pension rights.

TABLE: QROPS List January 15, 2013

CountryScheme Count
Australia1044
Austria9
Bangladesh1
Barbados4
Belgium22
Bulgaria3
Canada98
Czech Republic4
CyprusDELISTED
Denmark8
European Union1
Finland4
France39
Germany53
Gibraltar13
Greece1
Guernsey35
Hong Kong25
Hungary1
Iceland3
India18
Ireland682
Isle of Man209
Italy42
Jamaica2
Jersey133
Latvia1
Liechtenstein2
Luxembourg8
Malaysia1
Malta10
Mauritius2
Netherlands99
New Zealand40
Norway5
Portugal23
Russian Federation1
SingaporeDELISTED
Slovakia4
South Africa30
Spain14
Sri Lanka1
St Lucia3
St Vincent & The Grenadines1
Sweden7
Switzerland133
Trinidad & Tobago3
Turkey3
USA15
TOTAL2860

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