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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.

Over 50s Bucket List Trips Add Up To £20,000

Retirement savers are not spending their pension cash on those fabled yellow Lamborghinis - instead they have a bucket list of things to do...

Only 1 in 5 Saving Enough For Comfortable Retirement

Only one in five pension savers believe they are on track to set aside enough money to pay for a comfortable retirement. But half will...

A Modern Pension is Expensive

Emperor Augustus came to power with the help of a private army. So understandably he was eager to ensure the loyalty of his soldiers...

Death, Taxes and Childbirth!

“Death, taxes and childbirth! There's never a convenient time for any of them,” wrote Margaret Mitchell in “Gone With the Wind”. After a lifetime...

Cold-Callers Try To Tap Up UK’s Pension Watchdog Boss

One of Britain’s chief financial consumer watchdogs has been cold-called by claims management lawyers trying to convince her to complain about a possible mis-sold...

PEPP Expat Pensions Ready To Roll In Europe

The new European Union PEPP pension for expats is ready to go, according to the latest reports. Draft regulations are to go before the European...

State Pension Bungle Means Thousands Are Wrongly Paid

Thousands of people, including expats, are receiving the wrong state pension payments after a data foul up by the government. The mistakes were found when...

Police Move In On £13m Suspected Pension Liberation Scam

Financial enforcers have suspended a trustee in an alleged £13.4 million pension liberation scam. Trustee Gordon Craig is suspected as the mastermind behind the scam...

Pension Savers Need $400 Trillion To Plug Retirement Gap

Yet another report is telling retirement savers what they already know - that they are not saving enough and women are struggling to fund...

Retirement Is For Saving Not Big Spending

Older people are not big spenders in retirement and tend to keep the cash they have saved during their lifetime to pass on to...

British Expat Pension Pots Hit £210k

British expats have a far greater pension spending power than stay-at-home retirees, according to new research. Expat financial specialists say expats have an average pension...

Seven Questions To Ask About A DB Pension Transfer

The number of retirement savers transferring away from their workplace direct benefit pensions is soaring. Around 180,000 savers have switched from a DB scheme to...

High Court Ends £21m Pension Liberation Scam

A massive £21 million pension liberation scam has finally ended with six pensions companies forced to shut by the courts. Fast Pensions and five associated...

Millions Lose Track Of Their Pension Savings

Seven million retirement savers have lost track of at least some of their pension cash, according to new research. Although two-thirds (64%) of savers have...

Average Worker Earns Expat Frozen Pension In 3 Hours

If you are a British state pensioner, you have just passed the moment when a worker on average pay in the UK has overtaken...

FTSE100 Firms See Pensions Drift Back Into Black

The pension schemes of Britain’s 100 biggest firms are back in the black after a decade of underfunding. Direct benefit pension accounts for the FTSE100...

Not Saving Enough Is Biggest Regret For Retirees

It’s easy to think that your financial problems are special to you - but research in America shows that the same worries affect retirement...

How Much Cash Do You Need To Retire?

If you are paid an average wage and rent a home, you will need to save a pension pot of £445,000 to enjoy just...

Newbie Investors Need Professional Advice, Claims Pension Giant

Thousands of retirement savers have become first-time investors by taking advantage of pension freedoms - but few know how to gain the best return...

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...

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