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.

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...

What do you have to do to get a full UK state pension?

The answer to this question is ever changing. The current UK system is based on the principle that you have to work for at...

Defined ambition pension schemes – a middle way?

Pensions Minister Steve Webb may have come up with a third way through the current occupational pension crisis. While the threat of stock market...

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