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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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Workplace Pension Transfers Frozen For Three Months

Retirement savers switching money out of a defined benefit pension face a three month wait to make the transfer. Regulators are worried that volatile stock...

State Pension To Rise – And This Is What You Get

The state pension rises by up to £343 a year from April 6, but not everyone gets the extra cash. The amount paid depends on...
QROPS List

QROPS List – March 15, 2020

Expats in Australia opened 11 new Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes in the past two weeks. The HM Revenue & Customs QROPS List shows the...
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Retirement Goal Posts Set To Move Again For Millions Of Workers

The government is about to move the retirement goal posts again to leave millions working up to two years longer before they can draw...
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How Much Cash Will You Need To Survive Retirement?

How much money you need to last until you die has always been a difficult topic to unravel. No one knows when they will die...

Baby Boomers Need To Think About Later Life Planning

The number of older people is growing as the baby boomer generation moves into retirement. The population boom that followed the Second World War is...
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Pensions Watchdog Warns Employers To Pay Down Deficits

A financial watchdog is warning firms not to deliberately underfund workplace pensions that could leave savers with less money than they expected on retirement. The...

Pension Income Reality Is Shock For Retirees

Retirement experts have shone a light on the pension reality gap - the difference between the amount of money most people need when they...
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How Does Your UK Retirement Cash Compare With Other Countries?

As a British pensioner you can expect an average income that compares poorly with the amount retirees from other countries have to spend, according...
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Watchdog Warning Fails To Stem Pension Transfers

Action to stop financial firms recommending a move away from a workplace scheme does not seem to have dented the enthusiasm of companies or...
QROPS List

QROPS List – February 15, 2020

After months of adding new schemes almost daily,  QROPS providers were treading eater during the past two weeks. The latest list shows the number of...

Brexit And The QROPS Overseas Transfer Charge

Expats wanting to transfer their UK retirement savings to an offshore QROPS have no need to worry about Brexit - for the time being. Fears...

Investing In Yourself Pays Off Over Time

Investing just £20,000 in yourself can change your life in retirement by providing some much-needed extra cash to boost the state pension. The state pension...
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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...
QROPS List

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...
health

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...
money worry

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...

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