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.

QROPS List

QROPS List – March 15, 2019

The latest HM Revenue & Customs data for expats with QROPS offshore pensions. HMRC QROPS List - By country Financial jurisdiction No of QROPS Australia 848 Austria 4 Barbados 1 Belgium 1 Bulgaria 3 Denmark 2 EU Institution 1 Finland 1 Germany 9 Gibraltar 31 Guernsey 64 Hong Kong 4 India 11 Ireland 65 Isle of...

How To Cut Your Spending In Retirement

If you are retired, most of your money goes on five types of spending. Understanding where the money goes helps the retired figure out how...

Middle-Aged Face A £68,000 Pension Shortfall

A third pensioners of tomorrow looking forward to financially comfortable golden years are in for a shock as their income falls £68,000 short of...

Over 50s Prefer To Glide Gently Into Retirement

The over 50s would prefer to glide into retirement over three years rather than hit a wall and stop working when they hit state...

FTSE350 Pensions Blackhole Is £4 Billion Deeper

The pensions blackhole of Britain’s largest companies expanded by £4 billion  in February, according to the latest data. The FTSE350 companies saw their pensions fall...
QROPS List

QROPS List – March 1, 2019

The latest HM Revenue & Customs data for expats with QROPS offshore pensions. Find out What is QROPS HMRC QROPS List - By country Financial centre No of...

Judge Slams HMRC For Unreasonable Pension Ruling

The tax man has lost a landmark case against cancelling lifetime allowance pension protection which could lead to a string of court cases. The First-Tier...
state pension

£3 Billion Bill To Uprate Expat State Pensions

In the ongoing Brexit uproar, the government has buried a fascinating document  detailing the costs of uprating frozen state pensions for more than 500,000...

Pension Scammers Rip-Off Victims By £32,000 Each

Average savers lose £32,000 each to pension scammers and millions of retirement savers over 55 years old fall victim to the fraudsters, according to...

90% Of Workers Daydream About Retirement

Retirement may seem like a distant dream for many workers, but nearly nine out of 10 idle their days away planning to give up...
Retired Overseas

The Best Time To Sort Out Your Retirement Income Is Now

Sorting out your pension so you know how much money you and your partner must live on in retirement is a crucial financial planning...
Questions

What You Need To Know About QROPS Pension Transfers

If you want to retire abroad as an expat, one of the financial decisions you must make is what to do with your pension. One...

What Is The QROPS Overseas Transfer Charge?

The QROPS overseas transfer charge is an exit tax on funds switched out of a UK pension or another QROPS that effectively takes away...
GBP-Cash

When Will I Get My Pension Cash?

If you are dreaming of giving up work at an early age, then think again unless you are sure you will have other income...
QROPS List

QROPS List – February 15, 2019

The latest HM Revenue & Customs data for expats with QROPS offshore pensions. HMRC QROPS List - By country Financial jurisdiction No of QROPS Australia 827 Austria 5 Barbados 1 Belgium 1 Bulgaria 3 Denmark 2 EU Institution 1 Finland 1 Germany 9 Gibraltar 31 Guernsey 62 Hong Kong 4 India 11 Ireland 65 Isle of...

It Really Is Better For Your Health In The South

You are likely to live longer and in better health if you live in London and the South-East, according to a new report. The research...
Tax

Time To End Pension Tax Stupidity, Says Former Minister

A former pensions minister has hit out at the ‘stupidity’ of the way pension withdrawals by the over 55s are taxed. The latest figures from...
money pots

Five Reasons For Consolidating Small Funds Into A QROPS

Expats can make the most of their retirement savings by moving any small funds into a larger tax-efficient QROPS. Making the move is sound financial...
world

Where In The World Can You Have A QROPS?

Freedom of going where you want, when you want is one of the main reasons for making the expat lifestyle choice for many. The notion...

Unlocking Pension Billions To Boost Retirement Cash

Pensions Minister Guy Opperman wants to unlock billions of pounds locked in workplace pension funds to fund start-ups and infrastructure projects. He wants to boost...

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