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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 Scheme (QROPS), QNUPS and SIPPS.

QROPS List

QROPS List – November 15, 2019

The number of QROPS expat offshore pensions has increased at the rate of one a day over the past year. The latest HM Revenue &...
Generation X

How When You Were Born Impacts Pension Cash

If you were born between 1966 and 1980, you are most at risk of reaching retirement with too little money to fund your lifestyle,...

NHS Pension Petition Makes Way For Election 2019

The controversy over tax on pensions for doctors is rumbling on as dissolving Parliament for General Election 2019 has consigned a 20,000 signature petition...
mothercare

Mothercare Pensions On The Move As Firm Collapses

In a sign that bosses might have been aware of the imminent collapse of high street mum and baby store Mothercare was on the...

Pension Freedom Withdrawals Top £30 Billion

Pension withdrawals show no sign of flagging even though cash taken from pots dropped slightly in the past year. The latest official data from HM...
WASPI

WASPI Women Take State Pension Protest Back To Court

State pension changes for women have provoked an angry backlash as the government refuses to change course on the measure. Now, a group of protestors...
state pension

Mps Back Expat Battle Against State Pension Injustice

British expats have enlisted the help of 40 British MPs to help their campaign against state pension injustice. The cross-party group of lawmakers have signed...
retirement

Should Pension Savers Have The Right To Manage Their Money?

Pension regulators are chasing their own tails over the right of retirement savers to manage their own money. The issue providers, savers, advisers and regulators...
pension save

Millions Of Savers Could Lose Out As Pensions Go Missing

Millions of workers could miss out on retirement money stashed in lost pensions, pension experts are warning. Three out of four workers claim that they...

British Expats In Europe Struggle To Pay Their Bills

Retired British expats living in the European Union are struggling to pay their bills rather than basking in sunshine and living a life of...

Uncertain Pension Savers May Not Have Enough Retirement Cash

Almost half of pension savers on the way to retirement are uncertain that they have enough money to fund a comfortable lifestyle when they...

DB Pension Transfers Top Out At Record High – For The Lucky Ones

Employers were offering record £260,400 pension transfer values at the start of September before the value of golden goodbyes dropped dramatically. The peak was hit...
pension

Lifetime Allowance Unfair To Pension Savers

Retirement savers are finding their plans to plough money into pensions are stifled by prices rising slower than wages. The annual increase in the lifetime...
retirement

You’ll Live Longer 5 Years Longer Than You Think In Retirement

Working out how long someone might live is based on looking at the age their grandparents died - even though lifespans have stretched another...
pensions retirement

DB Transfer Message Is Confusing For Pension Savers

The fuss about transfers from direct benefit pensions shows no sign of abating despite action by consumer watchdogs to cool the market. The Financial Conduct...

State Pension Loophole Boosts Women’s Retirement Income

Thousands of retired women can boost their state pensions by exploiting a little known loophole that dates to the 1940s. Written into state pension rules...
QROPS List

QROPS List – October 15, 2019

The latest HM Revenue & Customs QROPS list for expats with offshore pensions HMRC QROPS List - By country Country No of QROPS Australia 1026 Austria 4 Barbados 1 Belgium 1 Bulgaria 3 Canada 2 Denmark 2 EU Institution 1 Finland 1 Germany 8 Gibraltar 31 Guernsey 61 Hong Kong 10 India 13 Ireland 69 Isle of Man 358 Jersey 62 Kenya 2 Latvia 3 Liechtenstein 2 Luxembourg 2 Malta 36 Netherlands 50 New...
woman worry

Money Is Still A Taboo Subject For Couples In Retirement

Money is a taboo topic for tens of thousands of retired couples who keep financial secrets from their partners. Rather than paint a rosy picture...

Pension Scammers Trick Savers Out Of Millions

Three scammers who tricked more than 200 savers to switch £12 million of retirement cash to a pension liberation scam have been banned from...
state pension

Bumper State Pension Boost On The Way For Expats

Expats lucky enough to have their state pension boosted by the UK government each year can expect a 4% rise - but thousands will...

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