Week in Expat Money Matters 23rd February – 2nd March 2015


Below are the articles from last week, documenting events from the world of expatriate finance, as reported on iExpats and from other places across the web:

From iExpats:

SIPP Compensation Pay Outs For Failed Investments

Savers who were advised to place their pensions into three poorly selected investments have been given the green light to make a claim against the IFA responsible for the recommendation. Heads will roll….

SEIS Is Ideal For Tax Year End Investors

Anyone with a bit of extra cash earmarked for investment at the end of the tax year, could do worse than look at a few SEIS-qualifying investments. SEIS offers very attractive tax breaks for high-earning investors.


Flexible Access Pensions Explained

With April just around the corner, here’s an insight into what the pension reforms will actually mean for you.

Guernsey QROPS Green Light Flexible Access

Guernsey is another QROPS jurisdiction that has switched around its own legislation to be able to incorporate 100% access to funds come April. How many others will rush through the same amendments to attract business?

£50m Waiting For Expats Grounded By Delayed Flights

Ryanair and Flybe are two of the budget airlines refusing to compensate thousands of passengers whose plans were disrupted by delayed flights.

 Brits On Stricken Liner To Sue For Stress

10 British passengers and crew on the ill-fated Costa Concordia have begun legal proceedings to try for compensation due to stress. The ferry listed after smashing into rocks as the Captain sailed too close to land to give his pals a wave on the shore.

From the web:

Don’t blame us if it goes wrong! Insurers take aim at Government as they warn pension freedom reforms won’t be ready on time – This is Money

Prepare to wait for U.S. tax help – Reuters

Pension fears for public workers who plan to move overseas – The Telegraph

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