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The list below is a collection of articles that refer to, mention or discuss Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes or QROPS

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...

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...

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...

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...

QROPS List – August 1, 2018

Australia QROPS have almost reached the landmark of making up half of all QROPS offshore pensions for expats worldwide. With 16 new scheme opening in...

QROPS List – July 15, 2018

With 18 new QROPS added and seven delisted, the HM Revenue & Customs QROPS List has grown to 1,353 schemes available worldwide. Most were added...

QROPS List – July 1, 2018

Gibraltar QROPS were cut by a quarter this week as the financial centre lost 10 overseas pensions for expats. Gibraltar now has 31 QROPS. No comment...

Are You Really An Expat?

If you want to structure your finances to minimise the tax you pay as an expat, you must understand your residence status. Just moving away...

QROPS List – June 1, 2018

Sixteen new QROPS were added to the official HM Revenue & Customs list in the past two weeks, with three leaving the listing. That left...

QROPS List – May 15, 2018

More than 100 new Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes have joined the official listings this year, according to the latest data. HM Revenue & Customs...

Tax Penalties For Saving Too Much In A Pension Triple In...

The amount of tax paid by retirement savers putting too much money into their pensions has tripled after a succession of cuts to the...

Tax Year Change Heralds New IHT Wealth Limits For Families

Inheritance tax changes heralded in by the changing tax year mean you can pass on at least an extra £25,000 of your wealth tax-free...

HMRC May Appeal In-Specie Pension Payment Loss

The UK tax man has decided to carry on the fight after losing a legal challenge against a crackdown on in-specie pension transfers. These transfers...

Brexit Clock Ticking For Expat QROPS Transfers

Brexit is just a year away and expats no little more now about what will happen to their pensions than they did a year...

Brexit May Be A Toxic Mix For Expats And QROPS

Brexit could see the end of tax-free transfers to specialist QROPS offshore pensions for expats. Campaigners are already collecting signatures on a petition to the...

Complaints Keep Rolling In About SIPP Pensions

SIPP pensions are one of the most complained about financial products, according to new statistics. The Financial Ombudsman has released figures for gripes about financial...

QROPS Transfer Charge Petition Protest Is Building Momentum

More than 250 protesters have signed up to a petition demanding the British government scraps the overseas transfer charge on QROPS pensions for expats. Although...

When Do Expats Pay The Overseas Transfer Charge?

The overseas transfer charge is a fiendishly complicated rule that can cost expats up to a quarter of their retirement savings if they make...

Pension Transfer Advice Crack Down May See IFAs Quit

Fewer financial advisers may offer pension transfer advice after a clear warning from watchdogs that all their dealings with clients are under scrutiny. Financial firms...

What Expats Need To Know About QROPS Pensions

If you move overseas, you can take your pension with you by switching to a Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (QROPS). A QROPS is an...