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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.

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Property Pensions Are Key Part Of Retirement Finances

Older households depend on their property pensions to pay the bills and fund their retirement lifestyles, according to new research. Property wealth in the UK...
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How Funding Retirement Has Changed For Baby Boomers

Baby boomers have significantly higher retirement incomes than pensioners of the same age would have expected 25 years ago, according to new research. The earnings...
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Pension Jargon Perplexes Silver Surfers

If you are a silver surfer searching the web for retirement financial advice and are perplexed about the jargon, then you are not alone. For...
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Pensioners Have More Cash To Spend On Fun Than Ever

Big spending pensioners have more money than ever to splash on having fun, eating and drinking out, according to new research. They regularly fork out...
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Salaries Boost Incomes For Retirees Who Carry On Working

Pensioners who have recently retired have incomes which are an average £66 a week higher than those who gave up work longer ago. The difference...
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Savers Will Run Out Of Money 10 Years Before They Die

Retirees are on track to outlive their savings by a decade - and women may suffer even worse financially. Strained government and workplace retirement pension...
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Pension Transfer Values Nearing Record Levels

Pension transfer values are climbing to almost record levels as returns from gilts dropped and inflation fell below expected levels. Average transfer values started May...
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QROPS List – June 15, 2019

The latest HM Revenue & Customs data for expats with QROPS offshore pensions. HMRC QROPS List - By country Country No of QROPS Today 1 mnth ago 3 mnths ago 6...
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Millions Will Never Stop Working As They Haven’t Saved Enough

Millions of British workers expect to work until they drop because they do not expect to have enough money to fund a comfortable retirement. Around...
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Pension Savers Worry About Running Out Of Money

Running out of money in retirement and coping with long-term care fees are two of the biggest worries for pension savers. Fear of outliving pension...
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How to choose a QROPS adviser

A good QROPS adviser can help your pension prosper, but picking the right person to manage your biggest financial asset can be a daunting...
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Pension Scams Risking Millions of Pounds

Millions of pounds are at risk from scams when funds are transferred between pensions, according to retirement experts. The number of warning signs of a...
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Pension Freedom Withdrawals Hit New Record

Drawing down money from retirement savings continues to hit new records four years after pension freedom rules were introduced for the over 55s. Pension freedoms...
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Malta QROPS Advice Shake-Up Impacts Thousands Of Savers

Thousands of expats who have switched their retirement savings in to Malta-based Qualifying Recognised Offshore Pension Schemes need to check that their financial advisers...
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Parents’ Spare Cash Can Boost Their Children’s Pensions

Wealthy parents with cash to spare can boost the retirement prospects of their children by paying into their pensions. Current pension rules do not stop...
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360,000 State Pension Forecasts Wrong, Admits Minister

Hundreds of thousands of retirement savers have planned their state pension spending based on the wrong figures, a red-faced minister has admitted. At least 360,000...
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WASPI Women Take State Pension Row To High Court

Campaigners protesting about government handling of a change to the age when they receive a state pension have taken their fight to the High...
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Family Finances Make Over 55s Worse Off Than Expected

Half the over 55s who thought they had worked out how much money they needed to fund a comfortable retirement need to get their...
QROPS List

QROPS List – June 1, 2019

The latest HM Revenue & Customs data for expats with QROPS offshore pensions. Learn more about QROPS here HMRC QROPS List - By country Country No of QROPS   June...
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Little Sympathy For Pension Scam Victims From Tax Judges

Retirement savers who opted to switch their money to  pension liberation scams are finding tax tribunals have little sympathy when they appeal penalties. In the...

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Have your say about Brexit and how leaving the European Union will affect your life, work and retirement, take a few minutes to give...

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