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.

Company Pensions Edging Back Into Black

As the pension schemes of top companies turn the corner and start to edge back into the black, a new worry is gripping financial...

Savers Spend More Time Choosing A Car Than On Their Pensions

People spend more time on choosing a new car or choosing the colours and tiles for a new bathroom than they do on deciding...

QROPS List – September 1, 2018

QROPS changes have seen 19 new of the offshore pensions for expats open worldwide. Seven were removed from the latest HM Revenue & Customs QROPS...

Sandwich Generation Facing Poverty In Retirement

The financial plight of the over 40s approaching in retirement has been revealed in full by a new study. Dubbed the ‘sandwich generation’ because they...

Divorced Women Miss Out On Their Share Of Pension Cash

Divorced woman are struggling to make ends meet in retirement because they are missing out on a share of their former partner’s pension. Despite tough...

HMRC Too Late To Penalise Expats With Cash In Delisted QROPS

The tax man was to slow to penalise retirement savers who had invested in a rule-breaking QROPS pension. A judge at the First-Tier Tribunal agreed...

Pensions Lifeboat Must Lift Cap On Pay Outs

The government’s pensions lifeboat could pick up a bill for millions of pounds after a court ruling has lifted a cap on payments to...

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...
Gold

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...

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