Retirement

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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Ex-Minister Reveals Small Pot Pension Hack

Former Pensions Minister Steve Webb has revealed a money hack that exploits a loophole for retirement savers. He urges savers with two or more pension...

Plan To Retire At 75 Is Like Abolishing Retirement

A controversial study recommending that the state pension age is raised to 75 years old is tantamount to abolishing retirement, claims a pensioners’ group. Right-wing...
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What Happens To Your QROPS When You Die?

What happens to any money left in a QROPS pension when you die is an important question for many expats. QROPS are offshore pensions for...
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QROPS Transfer Delayed For Two Years After Advice Mix-Up

The Financial Ombudsman has censured a pension provider for wrongly ordering a client to pay the QROPS overseas transfer charge. The complaint was made by...
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Over 55s Need £184,000 For A Comfortable Retirement

Inheriting cash is a big disappointment for the over 55s, who say that they need £184,000 to comfortably live out their lives but are...
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Government Pension Lifeboat Deficits Double In A Month

The government’s pension rescue lifeboat has seen the deficit of safeguarded schemes tumble into the red by tens of billions of pounds. The Pension Protection...
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How Much Do You Need To Save For A £100k Pension Pot?

Savers could see their money grow into a £100,000 pension fund much quicker than they think. Investing with a 5% a year return would need...
QROPS List

QROPS List – August 15, 2019

The latest HM Revenue & Customs data for expats with QROPS offshore pensions. HMRC QROPS List - By country Country No of QROPS Australia 985 Austria 4 Barbados 1 Belgium 1 Bulgaria 3 Denmark 2 EU Institution 1 Finland 1 Germany 8 Gibraltar 32 Guernsey 62 Hong Kong 8 India 12 Ireland 70 Isle of Man 356 Jersey 59 Kenya 2 Latvia 3 Liechtenstein 2 Luxembourg 2 Malta 36 Mauritius 1 Netherlands 42 New...

Ban On The Way For No Transfer, No Fee Pension Deals

No transfer, no fee pension deals are to go following a probe by City watchdogs worried about charges made by financial advisers. The Financial Conduct...
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Pension Petition Protest Triggers Government Response

Doctors look like winning a bitter battle with the government over how to tax treat their pay and pensions. The NHS has announced proposals giving...

Pension jargon buster

Working out how much money you have for retirement is hard enough without having to navigate your way through a fog of baffling financial...
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Planning Your Retirement Income

Deciding if you can afford to retire and when is the best time for you to stop working is a decision that can depend...
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QROPS List – August 1, 2019

The latest HM Revenue & Customs data for expats with QROPS offshore pensions. HMRC QROPS List - By country   No of QROPS   August 1, 2019 1 month ago 3...
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QROPS Pension Transfers By Expats On The Rise

QROPS offshore pensions are still popular with expats, according to the latest official data. In 2018, 5,000 expats switched funds from a UK pension or...
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Thousands Sign Up To Doctor’s Pension Petition Protest

Thousands of doctors, financial advisers and retirement savers are flocking to sign an online petition calling for the government to scrap the controversial tapered...
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TV Celebrity Falls For £1m Pension Scam

Offshore pension scams costing savers up to £4 billion a year are set to become the next big financial scandal, claims a former minister. A...
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Savers Take Record Pension Cash As Tax Refunds Hit A Peak

Retirement savers have switched £60 billion in to cash from pensions in the past three months, according to the latest official data. More than 390,000...
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QROPS Offshore Pension Benefits For Expats

Thousands of British expats have transferred billions of pounds into QROPS offshore pensions, but many more expats could benefit if they realised the benefits. QROPS...
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How Much Can I Save Into A Pension?

The government encourages workers to save for their retirement by offering a tax top up on savings, but few people know what the limits...
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Women Will Run Out Of Money 16 Years Before They Die

Pension poverty is likely to become a reality for thousands of retired men and women who will run out of money before the age...

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