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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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Retirement Savers Strip £18.75m A Day From Pensions

British retirement savers have withdrawn an astonishing £18.75 million a day from their pensions since spend-it-as-you-like rules were introduced. The government opened the pension treasure...
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Judges Slam HMRC For Pension Liberation Hard Line

Judges are taking the tax man to task over how retirement savers caught up in pension liberation schemes are chased with penalties amounting to...
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QROPS List – February 5, 2020

A new Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (QROPS) opens every day on average. In the last two weeks of January, the number of QROPS rose...
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Shrinking Pension Funds A Worry For The Over 55s

Many savers fear they have not set aside enough money for retirement as new research shows the size of pension funds is shrinking. The average...
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Can I Take Pension Cash Before I Reach The Age Of 55?

A favourite ploy of scammers is to offer retirement savers access to their pension cash before they reach the age of 55 - but...
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Wealthy Likely To Live An Extra 9 Healthy Years Than The Poor

The wealthy are likely to live longer free from illness and disability than the poor, according to a new study. The report links health and...
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Wealthy Savers Find Pension Tax A Challenge

Pension tax is a challenge for high earners to get right, claims a former pensions minister. Many wealthy taxpayers don’t fully understand  the system and...

One In Three Will Retire In Debt This Year

One in three people retiring this year will have debts averaging nearly £17,500 that will take more than three years to clear. Most of the...
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Claiming Extra Pension Tax Relief For High Earners

Retirement savers can pick up automatic basic rate tax relief on pension contributions but high earners often miss out on extra relief because of...
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QROPS List – January 15, 2020

Eleven new Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pensions Schemes opened in the first two weeks of January 2020. The number of QROPS increased to 1844 across 28...
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Scammers Drain £10 Billion From Rip-Off Pension Funds

Pension scammers are likely to rip-off at least £10 billion from retirement savers - and many won’t know they are a victim of fraud...
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QROPS Scammers Preying On British Expats In Spain

British expats moving to a new life in Spain need to watch out for pension scammers promising the world but delivering nothing other than...
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QROPS List – January 1, 2020

The Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pensions Scheme has started the new decade with seven new pensions for expats added to the global list.. The number of...
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Doctors Call For Fair Treatment Over Pensions

Doctors want to meet with Chancellor Sajid Javid to thrash out a deal to scrap pension rules that have triggered a staffing crisis in...
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Will You Have Enough Cash To Live The Retirement Dream?

Everyone dreams about retiring but worries about the cost of a life of luxury without having to get up for work. For many, the dream...

Over 50s Shun Retirement To Keep Working

Older workers are becoming more active rather than shuffling off for a well-earned retirement. New data from the Office for National Statistics shows the jobs...
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QROPS List – December 15, 2019

The final HM Revenue & Customs QROPS List for 2019 ended the year adding 12 new offshore pensions for expats and removing four. The number...

Women Saving More But Still Face A £78,000 Pension Gender Gap

More women are saving for retirement but a huge gender pay gap means their pots are an average £78,000 lower than men’s, says a...
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Pension Tricksters Make 22 Years Of Savings Vanish In Hours

Scammers can make up to 22 years of retirement money vanish within hours if savers fall for their bluster. The average pension scam nets crooks...

Homes Are A Financial Lifeline For Over 50s With No Pension

Rising property prices may come to the financial rescue of hundreds of thousands of savers who don’t believe they have set aside enough money...

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