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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 Schemes QROPS, QNUPS and SIPPS.

QROPS List – May 15, 2018

More than 100 new Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes have joined the official listings this year, according to the latest data. HM Revenue & Customs...

Tax Penalties For Saving Too Much In A Pension Triple In Three Years

The amount of tax paid by retirement savers putting too much money into their pensions has tripled after a succession of cuts to the...

Scammers target 1 In 10 Retirement Savers

One in 10 over 55s believe a scammer has targeted them to steal their retirement cash. The most common tactic is an offer to unlock...

British Expats May Lose Pensions After Brexit

Thousands of British expats could face a financial struggle unless negotiators on both sides of the Channel do a deal to let their pension...

Early Retirement Costs £65 A Week In Lost Income

Retiring early is the dream of many workers - but how does giving up your job too soon impact your pension? With no official retirement...

Pension Saving Is A Postcode Lottery

If you are a pension saver living in the North East, the bad news is your retirement pot is probably just half that of...

Pension Fraudster Conned 800 Savers Out Of £450,000

Fraudster Simon Colfer thought he had got away with most of his crimes until police searched his home and found a hidden hoard of...

How Much Will Your Retirement Cost?

One of the big problems about working out how much retirement income you will have to spend is what your living expenses are likely...

Overpaying A Pension May Offer Benefits To High Earners

The advantages of overpaying into a pension by high earners can outweigh the tax penalties, according to financial experts. Anyone with an adjusted income of...

Over 55s Raid Their Pensions For Another £1.7 Billion

Savers have used pension freedoms a record number of times to draw cash from their retirement funds, according to official figures. HM Revenue & Customs...

Company Pension Black Hole Shrinks By £250 Billion In Six Months

The pension black holes of thousands of companies have closed by £250 billion in just six months. Figures from accountancy giant PwC show the deficit...

Self-Employed Worry About Lack Of Pension Saving

Self-employed expats need to look at the state of their pensions as a new report warns that many do not save enough for retirement. The...

Jail For £1m Pension Liberation Scammers

A pair of bogus pension advisers who plundered £1 million from the retirement savings of clients with an elaborate scam have been jailed. Anthony Locke,...

State Pension Pays Women £30,000 Less Than Men

Men pick up nearly £30,000 extra from the state pension than women, according to new research. Across a typical 20-years in retirement, women are paid...

Families Who Pay Together Tend To Stay Together

One in three workers heading for retirement in the next year are bankrolling three generations of their family. New research shows new pensioners give cash...

Over 55s Scared Of Running Out Of Pension Cash

Huge numbers of over 55s are worried that their retirement savings will run out before they die, according to new research. They fear they are...

No Sale, No Fee Pension Reviews Set For Ban

Britain’s financial consumer watchdog is thinking about banning ‘no sale, no fee’ pension reviews because so many retirement savers have been ripped off with...

Brexit Clock Ticking For Expat QROPS Transfers

Brexit is just a year away and expats no little more now about what will happen to their pensions than they did a year...

Expat Pensions – SIPPs And Lifetime ISAs

If you want the expat experience of living and working abroad but want to go home to Britain after your stint, you should consider...

1 In 8 Retires Without Any Pension Savings

If you are in a room, on a train or a bus with a group of eight people, the chances are one of you...

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