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 Schemes QROPS, QNUPS and SIPPS.

The Pension Savings Dilemma For Young Workers

The problem for most people on an average wage is they cannot afford to live now and put away enough money for retirement. Saving is...

Self-Employed Missing Out On £450,000 Pension Kitty

Millions of self-employed workers are missing out on retirement cash windfalls because they are not saving into a pension. They are left to fend for...

BT Wants To Ring Changes To Cut Pension Costs

Thousands of savers who have retirement funds with telecoms giant BT are sweating on a ruling from the Court of Appeal which could change...

Workers On The Move Lose Touch With £20 Billion Savings

A £20 billion cash mountain is piling because an ever-growing number of workers are losing touch with their retirement savings. Around 1.6 million missing savers...

UK State Pension Earnings Bonus For Expats

Expats with full state pensions linked to the cost of living will pick up a £220 a year rise from April 2019. Despite a fall...

Pension Transfers Bounce Back After Hitting 12 Month Low

Pension transfer values lost some ground during September, falling to the lowest level for a year. A drop in gilt yields was blamed for the...

Consolidating Pensions Can Double Your Money

Most of us have several jobs during our working life, which means we often leave pension pots along the way to retirement. Consolidating these pension...

QROPS List – October 15, 2018

The latest HM Revenue & Customs data for expats with QROPS offshore pensions. HMRC QROPS List - By country Country No of QROPS Australia 741 Austria 5 Barbados 1 Belgium 1 Bulgaria 3 Denmark 2 EU Institution 1 Finland 1 Germany 8 Gibraltar 30 Guernsey 56 Hong Kong 2 India 11 Ireland 61 Isle of Man 347 Jersey 46 Kenya 2 Latvia 3 Liechtenstein 2 Luxembourg 2 Malta 38 Mauritius 2 Netherlands 30 New...

South Africa Loses QROPS Status For Expat Pensions

South Africa has dropped off the list of financial jurisdictions offering QROPS expat offshore pensions. The latest HM Revenue & Customs QROPS List published on...

Women Lead The Way In Pension Saving

Women workers are reversing the trend of a life of poverty in retirement by boosting their pension savings. Around 85% of women workers are contributing...

Workplace Pensions Expect To Surge Out Of Red

The pension deficits of Britain’s biggest companies are likely to shrink as benefit payments are recalculated to consider declining life expectancy. Pension experts say a...

QROPS Transfer Tax Is A Flop For The Tax Man

The controversial QROPS overseas transfer charge has proved to be a flop as a money raiser for the tax man. Only £1.4 million was paid...

Company Pensions Still £34 Billion In The Red

Britain’s biggest companies are still fighting with pension debt of more than £30 billion. The 350 largest companies listed on the FTSE stock exchange indices...

Problems Of Aging Trigger Later Life Advice Surge

Worries about long term care and failing to be able to manage finances in old age have sparked a huge increase in calls for...

Best Countries For A Carefree Expat Retirement

Living a carefree retirement is under threat as political uncertainty, financial instability and the pressures of an aging population weigh on pensions. New research highlights...

Regulator Tightens Noose On Rogue Pension Advisers

Financial regulators are launching new pension transfer rules in a bid to stop rogue advisers ripping off retirement savers. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is...

Savers Punished For Putting Too Much Money Into Pensions

Government tinkering with the annual allowance has triggered a big increase in the number of retirement savers facing tax bills for investing too much...

Loneliness Blights Life For Millions Of Over 50s

Money can’t buy love and millions of over 50s are lonely despite their wealth, argues a new study. Loneliness is described as a disconnect between...

Millennials Calling For Help Over Confusing Pensions

Millennials need more help with retirement saving because they find pensions are too confusing. Three out of four are saving into pensions but that they...

QROPS List – October 1, 2018

The latest HM Revenue & Customs data for expats with QROPS offshore pensions. HMRC QROPS List - By country Financial Jurisdiction No of ROPS Australia 735 Austria 5 Barbados 1 Belgium 1 Bulgaria 3 Denmark 2 EU Institution 1 Finland 1 Germany 9 Gibraltar 30 Guernsey 56 Hong Kong 2 India 12 Ireland 61 Isle of...

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