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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.

Wealthy Need To Act To Protect Pensions From Tax Grab

Alarm bells are ringing for high earners and their pensions as Chancellor Phillip Hammond is reportedly sharpening his knives to cut tax relief on...

Savers Don’t Have Enough Spare Cash For Pensions

A rising number of workers are blaming a lack of cash for not saving enough in a pension, according to new research. More than half...

Pension Misselling Set To Become Next Financial Scandal

Pension misselling is expected to become the next big financial scandal with insurers and advisers taking a hit of billions of pounds. The industry estimates...

Tax Man Takes Pension Tax Relief Fight Back To Court

HM Revenue & Customs is determined not to give up a fight to block in specie pension transfers to SIPPS and QROPS. Millions of pounds...
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Generous Golden Goodbyes Are Draining Pension Funds

Pensions watchdogs have warned 14 companies to cut the size of golden goodbyes they are offering savers to leave their retirement schemes. The Pensions Regulator...

Rescued Company Pensions £190 Billion In The Red

Britain’s workplace pensions have a black hole of nearly £190 billion, according to the latest data. The government’s lifeline for retirement savers, the Pension Protection...

How To Leave Tax-Free Pension Cash To Your Children

Planning to pass on money to children is often a priority for retirement savers - but what’s the best way to do this? Many savers...

Property Wealth Is No Solution To Pension Crisis

Relying on a property pension is not a solution for anyone approaching retirement with a savings shortfall, warn financial experts. Although three out of four...

Why it`s important to keep investing throughout retirement

Retirement for many investors is the end goal in their financial journey. After all, they have saved their money for many years to get...

How Much Cash Would Solve Your Retirement Money Worries?

£114,436 is the magic number for the cash over 55s believe they need in the bank to bolster their retirement income. The figure comes from...

QROPS List – August 15, 2018

As predicted, Australia QROPS have passed the 50% landmark to become the first country to offer more than half the global number of specialist...

Gender Money Gap Follows Women Into Retirement

The gender pay gap is following women in to retirement as a new report confirms that their income will be 29% less than that...

Pensions Simplified

With the burgeoning pension crisis in the United Kingdom, it is vital that we get to better understand the world of pensions. The reality is...

Cashing In Pensions Leaves Savers Short In Retirement

Thousands of retirement savers are cashing in their small pots too early and risk a bleak financial future. Many risk falling below the poverty line...

Slow And Expensive Pension Firms Named And Shamed

Pension providers are failing to keep their promises over how long they take to move money between each other. The worst providers can take up...

QROPS List – August 1, 2018

Australia QROPS have almost reached the landmark of making up half of all QROPS offshore pensions for expats worldwide. With 16 new scheme opening in...

Workers Want To Ease Into Retirement, Says New Study

Half of workers who had wanted to retiree this year have shelved their plans and will continue in their jobs, according to new research. Fortunately,...

Pension Cold-Callers Wound Up In £4.8m Insolvency Probe

A pension firm offering retirement savers a guaranteed return on investment from a dubious storage pod scheme was wound up in the public interest...

How Much Would You Pay For Care In Your Old Age?

Everyone agrees the cost of care for the elderly is expensive - but no one seems to agree on how much they should pay...

Brits Keen To Work On Rather Than Retire

British workers plan to phase in their retirement by spending part of their time working beyond their normal pension age. Research has revealed that British...

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