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.

Malta gets tough on tax for QROPS investors

Malta has stepped up to the line as one of the new leading offshore pension jurisdictions by publishing tough tax compliance guidelines for retirement...
Millions face a massive drop in income on retirement

Millions face a massive drop in income on retirement

Almost 11 million savers are facing an impoverished retirement  because they are not putting enough money in to a pension, according to new figures...
QROPS going to Malta is just a tease, says regulator

QROPS going to Malta is just a tease, says regulator

QROPS schemes who have lost their status and want to relocate to Malta to get back in to the market are unlikely to win...
What happens to a QROPS pension on divorce?

What happens to a QROPS pension on divorce?

QROPS investors often look at their offshore pensions as an effective way to manage tax and make more of their retirement savings, but the...
Tracking down missing millions in lost pensions and savings

Tracking down missing millions in lost pensions and savings

Retirement savers have lost track of millions of pounds of pensions and investments which could add to their income when they give up work. National...

Singapore QROPS investors take tax fight to court

Investors with money in defunct Singapore QROPS have won the right to mount a legal challenge against huge tax demands. Around 60 QROPS investors are...

Gibraltar QROPS are go as politicians approve new law

Gibraltar QROPS are all systems go after politicians voted unanimously to update pensions rules that they believe will comply with UK tax laws. For years,...

What makes Malta QROPS special?

Malta QROPS are still accepting pension transfers after the shutters have gone up on hundreds of other schemes in what were considered safe havens. QROPS...

Over 50s carry on working as retiring is too expensive

Millions of over 50s can see no end to their working lives because they simply cannot afford to retire. Poor returns on UK pension investments,...

Pensioners live long and prosper by working more years

Working until later in life is the best way to assure you live long and prosper, according to research by the Organisation of Economic...

Workplace pensions gap hits record £312 billion

The pensions gap for final salary workplace schemes has widened to a record £312 billion, according to the Pension Protection Fund (PPF). The gap is...

Forget pension products and invest in a lifestyle combo

The problem with planning for retirement is pension savers think more about products than outcomes and often lock themselves in to unsuitable financial strategies. Pensions...

QROPS may rescue pension savers from more financial woe

More bad news is brewing for retirement savers as the Bank of England readies to launch another round of quantitive easing and interest rate...

Guernsey gets green light to reopen resident-only QROPS

The Guernsey government has won approval from the UK tax man to reopen some QROPS schemes on the island - but only for residents. After...

Back to basics as Isle of Man ditches 50c QROPS

Isle of Man QROPS are going back to basics after the recent HM Revenue & Customs tax crack down closed some offshore pensions to...

You can claim a state pension from many different countries

Peter Sanderson, a Spain-based economist and accountant, advises expatriates on how to obtain and improve their state pensions. Here, he gives iexpats.com his low...

Gibraltar QROPS set to rock offshore pensions market

Guernsey QROPS providers facing a rocky future are looking towards Gibraltar to save their businesses. Financial firms are eyeing the progress of new draft qualified...

HMRC ignores plea to reinstate Guernsey QROPS

HM Revenue & Customs has blocked fresh moves by Guernsey QROPS providers to reinstate pensions for retirement savers who do not live on the...
HMRC

Expats shouldn’t worry about QROPS pensions, says HMRC

The latest round of offshore pension tax changes has left many expats concerned over the safety of their money locked in overseas pensions. Thousands of...
QROPS

QROPS, third party schemes are not banned, says HMRC

Reports of the death of third party QROPS are greatly exaggerated and the offshore pension scheme for expats and international workers is far from...

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