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01/25/2017 04:21 AM

Defined benefit pension transfer values shoot up 40% #Reasons4ROPS ...

Defined benefit pension transfer values shoot up 40% Low interest rates and gilts yields have boosted the value of final…

11/23/2016 08:43 PM

UK Government – 2016 Autumn Statement & Impact on UK Pensions #ROPS ...

Expatspensions.com has recently receive a technical update from one of our Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes (ROPS), in relation to the…

08/01/2016 04:27 AM

EU plans to create European cross-border PENSION scheme #ExpatsPensions #ROPS ...

BRUSSELS’ bureaucrats are plotting a bloc-wide personal pension scheme as part of desperate efforts to boost the economy and save…

06/23/2016 05:51 AM

If Britain Votes Leave, What Happens Next? www.expatspensions.com #Brexit ...

06/22/2016 07:38 AM

An interesting poll on our www.expatspensions.com twitter page today #Brexit ...

02/09/2016 12:57 AM

What is your perfect retirement location? #RetireAbroad #Retirement #QROPS ...

Expatspensions.com™  can help you move your UK Pension with you, before, during or after your retirement. For a free 15 minute…

02/07/2016 01:18 AM

UK Life Time Allowance Analysis. £1.8m to £1m in the last 4 years. Will you ...

Expatspensions.com™   today takes a look at how the UK Pension Lifetime Allowance (LTA) has decreased by 44.44% in the…

02/04/2016 12:31 AM

April 2016 Lifetime Allowance Changes impact on UK and QROPS Pensions ...

Expatspensions.com™ has this morning received an update from one of our Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (ROPS) technical advisers, relating to ...

02/03/2016 09:33 PM

There is so much to consider when moving abroad. www.expatspensions.com can ...

01/27/2016 03:14 AM

Official figures just released show Flexible Payments from UK Pensions of ...

Expatspensions.com™  has this morning received a report published by UK GOV showing UK pensioners have taken advantage of the new Flexible ...

08/17/2015 06:44 AM

2015 UK Pension Changes & what they mean to a UK Expat #UKPensions ...

Expatspensions.com™ has taken time to digest what the new UK Pension Legislation that came into force on 6th April 2015,…

09/09/2014 04:04 AM

39% increase in UK Pension Deficit – £170.6 Billion Shortfall in Britain’s ...

Today the UK Pension Protection Fund (PPF)  released a report detailing the shortfall in Britain’s private sector pension plans rose…

05/07/2014 02:08 AM

UK Defined Benefit pension scheme deficits hit all-time high of £111bn for ...

Defined benefit scheme deficits at the UK’s largest companies have risen to an all-time high in spite of improving stock…

04/29/2014 02:00 AM

UK Government to restrict or ban UK Pension Transfers from DB to DC Schemes ...

The UK government will ban public sector workers from transferring pension pots to defined contribution (DC) arrangements and is considering…

04/28/2014 01:39 AM

UK Government to ban transfers out of Public Sector Schemes from April 2015 ...

According to Money Marketing, the UK Government will ban public sector pension members from transferring out of their defined benefit…

03/13/2014 03:00 AM

Teachers and nurses will see a THIRD of their pension incomes wiped out under ...

Four million public sector workers will see their pension earnings reduce Retirement income calculated on career average earnings, not final…

03/04/2014 02:00 AM

A 4G future: Four generations in same workplace by 2030 and more women ...

Younger employees will mingle with colleagues old enough to be their great-grandparents. The boss is likely to be a woman,…

02/27/2014 02:48 AM

Pensions Regulator’s data attacked #UKPensionNews #ReasonforQROPS #IN

UK regulators have only an “incomplete, inconsistent and misleading” picture of the fast-growing market for defined-contribution ...

02/24/2014 06:11 AM

Poorer state pensions for millions who didn’t contract out #UKPensionNews ...

The state pension is changing, and both pensions minister Steve Webb and David Cameron are winners – but millions who…

02/19/2014 03:38 AM

QROPS Rules Strengthened After Singapore Case Resolved #UKPensionNews ...

QROPS (Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes) have been around since April 6, 2006 and there were also precursors to these…

02/18/2014 02:00 AM

QROPS helping expats to escape UK’s poor pension schemes #UKPensionNews ...

A growing number of British expats are transferring their UK pensions overseas through QROPS (Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes) ...

01/21/2014 02:00 AM

Canada plans to lure more expats in 2014 #UKPensionNews #ReasonforQROPS #IN

Canada wants thousands of expats to settle in the country in 2014 as part of an ambitious immigration plan to…

12/28/2013 10:32 PM

Returning expats to face new benefit curbs aimed at immigrants #UKPensionNews ...

British expatriates who work away for a short period before returning to the UK will find themselves facing benefit curbs…

12/19/2013 02:00 AM

Life in America can be surprisingly tricky for expats #UKPensionNews ...

Britons who relocated to the United States complained in a survey about the unexpected red tape and everyday hurdles they…

12/11/2013 01:45 AM

Maximising Retirement Income With A QROPS #UKPensionNews #Reasonfor QROPS #IN

Maximising pension income is the main reason an expat should look at switching from a UK pension into an offshore…

12/09/2013 02:00 AM

Wait longer for your state pension #UKPensionNews #ReasonforQROPS #IN

So the state pension age (SPA) is going to be raised even more quickly than previously planned. In his Autumn…

12/09/2013 02:00 AM

UK Government to halve £300m State Pension incentive

Pensions minister Steve Webb has set out plans to halve the extra state pension people receive when they defer retirement…

12/06/2013 01:43 AM

“Prove you’re alive” – UK government tells expat pensioners ...

More British pensioners living abroad will be forced to prove they are alive in order to keep receiving the state…

11/14/2013 04:26 AM

Millions missing out on the best pension deals #UKPensionNews #Reasonfor QROPS ...

Every year millions of us use our pension pots to buy annuities, the contracts that provide an income in retirement.…

11/11/2013 06:53 AM

Index linked Widows Pensions could be scraped #UKPensionsNews #ReasonforQROPS ...

On Thursday Pensions Minister Steve Webb revealed his latest proposals to improve Britain’s pension system. In short, he would like…

10/31/2013 03:00 AM

UK pension funds ‘turn gold into lead #UKPensionNews #ReasonForQROPS #IN

UK pension funds are “wasting” more than £6bn a year by investing in actively managed equity, bond and property funds…

10/28/2013 03:10 AM

A Huge Shortfall in UK University Pension Schemes #UKUniversityPensions ...

A massive shortfall in a pensions scheme used by UK university staff is even worse than thought, analysis for the…

10/24/2013 02:00 AM

UK defined benefit schemes will run out of funding by 2044 #UKPensions #QROPS ...

The assets for all of the UK’s corporate defined benefit (DB) pension funds will probably run out by around 2044,…

10/10/2013 02:40 AM

Millions to face new pensions misery as payouts are slashed #UKPensionNews #IN

 PENSION payments are set to be reduced by hundreds of pounds a year, wrecking the retirement dreams of millions of…

10/08/2013 02:00 AM

How to keep your retirement dreams on track #UKPensions #IN

Savers must tread incredibly carefully at retirement to avoid being exploited by pensions companies. Here, we guide you through the…

10/07/2013 02:00 AM

UK Pension savers ‘gift £229m to taxman’

Research suggests 182,500 people hand £229m to the taxman unnecessarily each year by failing to claim tax relief on pension…

09/10/2013 02:00 AM

More and More Britons say no to retirement #WorkingRetirement #UKPensions

By 2030 there will be a 50% rise in those aged over 65. And a growing number of us want…

09/09/2013 04:15 AM

Company Defined Benefit Scheme’s deficits rise to £98bn #UKPensions ...

Funding levels of UK pension schemes suffered a major setback over the month of August as assets fell and liabilities…

09/06/2013 02:00 AM

Hope for expat pensioners as MPs try to change law #UKExpats #Pensions

Expat pensioners whose pensions are frozen at their initial level have been offered hope by MPs. A pair of MPs…

09/05/2013 03:21 AM

How to avoid a financial mess in old age #UKPensions #Retirement

As one in four over-50s fear losing their home, this article shows how to plan successfully for a worry-free future. …

09/03/2013 02:00 AM

Millions warned over pension inheritance disputes #UKPensions #Reasons4QROPS #IN

Make sure your paperwork is up to date or there could be confusion over who the beneficiary should be. Pension…

09/02/2013 05:26 AM

How to avoid the great annuity rip-off: buy wisely #UKPensionNews #IN

You rely on the financial industry to conduct our daily lives; bank accounts, insurance, mortgages – we build the relationship…

05/21/2013 02:31 AM

UK State pensions block for overseas spouses planned. Video Post #UKPensions ...

04/24/2013 05:00 AM

The Cost of a £5,000 p.a retirement income rises 29% #QROPS #Reasonstotransfer ...

Women used to pay more for annuities because of longer life expectancy, but are now charged the same following the…

04/21/2013 05:00 AM

Pension planning ‘inadequate’ among over 50s #UKPensions #PensionPlanning ...

A recent BBC News Report has established many over 50s are “sleepwalking into their old age”, a pensions group says,…

04/10/2013 07:07 AM

More doctors considering early retirement over workloads and pensions. Only 19 ...

More GPs than ever are considering early retirement because of increased workloads and changes to their NHS contracts and pensions,…

02/04/2013 05:04 AM

Public sector pensions bill rises £7.4bn due to UK Pension Reform #UKPensions ...

Influential think-tank the Centre for Policy Studies has warned public service pensions will cost an extra £7.4bn a year as…

01/31/2013 02:00 AM

Expat Brits returning to the UK earn less #UKExpats #Retireabroad #IN

Research conducted by an offshore consultancy has revealed Two-thirds of British expats who return to live and work in the…

01/29/2013 02:33 AM

UK Pension scheme closures continue in 2012 #UKPensions #IN

The closure of private sector pension schemes accelerated in 2012, says the National Association of Pension Funds. Its annual survey found…

01/22/2013 02:05 AM

What happens when you return to the UK with savings from working abroad? #UKTax ...

Expats Pensions advise all clients to seek specialist tax advice when leaving or returning to the UK. However we thought…

01/21/2013 05:22 AM

Soldiers to pay more tax in UK pension reform #ArmyPensions #ArmedForces #IN

Changes to state pension scheme will see privates pay an extra £162 in National Insurance contributions every year. Almost 200,000…

01/18/2013 02:00 AM

Looking for Life Insurance specifically designed for Expat’s that will cover ...

Many expats often fail to realise that their life insurance policy can become invalid when they move abroad as you…

01/17/2013 02:00 AM

Confused about how to claim your UK Pension while abroad or the situation with ...

Over the years we have been working with UK Expats living overseas, two of the topics that comes up quite…

01/16/2013 02:00 AM

UK Flat-rate pensions Explained: However they are not coming until 2017 ...

  Our state  pensions are about to undergo their biggest transformation in a generation. Out will go the two-tier system of…

01/15/2013 02:41 AM

HMV calls in administrators, putting 4,350 jobs at risk #UKEconomy #IN

This is a slight change to the usual Pension and Retirement focused updates we add, but we felt that HMV was such…

01/14/2013 09:05 AM

Increasing number of UK Expats will not return to the UK to Retire #UKExpats ...

Lloyds TSB International said research conducted in December last year found more than three quarters of expats (79%) said they…

01/13/2013 02:00 AM

Expat Pensioners may see fuel allowence switched off #UKpensionNews #IN

Iain Duncan Smith, Tory MP and secretary of state for work and pensions, is reportedly looking at stopping winter fuel…

01/12/2013 01:53 AM

Every Day in the UK alone Insurers pay out £6.7m #LifeInsurance ...

Latest figures published by the ABI highlight the vital role insurance plays in helping customers cope with the financial difficulties…

01/08/2013 02:00 AM

Price index revamp delivers ‘major blow’ to retirement plans #UKPensions ...

In all but a handful of months over the past decade the RPI – which crucially includes housing costs –…

01/07/2013 02:00 AM

Unisex annuity rates could see male pensioners lose £10,000 #PensionNews #IM

The EU Gender Directive will remove price differences between men and women on insurance products from 21 December 2012. PwC…

01/06/2013 01:06 AM

Pensioners are now working past Retirement #Pensions #IM

    As nearly 10 million people in Britain are now over 65, increasing numbers of pensioners are taking up…

12/21/2012 02:00 AM

Culture shock and home sickness. #retiringabroad #pensiontransfers #IM

Coping with culture shock is one of the more challenging aspects of moving overseas for the first time. Moving abroad,…

12/21/2012 02:00 AM

Make sure when you decide to move, your partner fully wants to as well. ...

Expat partners who experience a move overseas together go through a great deal together; some of it good and some…

12/20/2012 02:00 AM

Theres always more to see in life. #lifeexperience #pensiontransfer #IM

As Bob Dylan and Clint Eastwood have discovered, life doesn’t end at sixty. It can be the beginning of a…

12/19/2012 10:00 AM

Retiring abroad. . . taking the leap. #retiringabroad #IM

To be honest, I cheated and got an early start. I retired at fifty-eight and decided to move to the…

12/19/2012 02:00 AM

Life after 60. #retirement #pensiontransfer #IM

Life after sixty isn’t hard. Being preoccupied with being over sixty is hard. Live each day, one day at a time and you…

12/18/2012 02:00 AM

Christmas on the beach? #pensions #ukpensions #pensiontransfer #retiringabroad ...

For myself, Christmas has always been a time of year to spend with family and friends who are dear to…

12/17/2012 02:00 AM

UK as warm as ever. #pensions #ukpensions #pensiontransfer #retiringabroad #IN

I just can’t understand why anyone would want to retire abroad. . . . . . . . . .…

12/16/2012 10:00 AM

Launch of new site specialising in NHS pension transfers. #nhspensiontransfers ...

Expats pensions has launched a new site to help NHS expats who are looking to tranfer out of the scheme…

12/15/2012 09:28 PM

Family, friends remember the brave, caring legacy of Sandy Hook teacher Vicki ...

She took a bullet for her kids. Teacher Victoria Soto used her body to shield her students from the maniacal…

12/15/2012 10:00 AM

Couples should plan their pension together. #pensions #ukpensions ...

One in four couples (26%) have failed to discuss what will happen to their pensions in the event that one…

12/15/2012 12:32 AM

Christmas for Expats in Austalia. #AustraliaChristmas #IM #Expats

Christmas in Australia is often very hot. Whereas the northern hemisphere is in the middle of winter, Australians are baking…

12/14/2012 10:00 AM

Winter, the killer of a man’s golf swing. #pensions #ukpensions ...

Is anyone else wishing they lived in a country where golf could be enjoyed all year round instead of having…

12/14/2012 02:00 AM

Medical tourism, get the best care worldwide. #pensions #ukpensions ...

So what are the top countries for health care travel? In each of these countries listed below, medical tourism services…

12/13/2012 02:00 AM

Best perks worldwide in retirement. #pensions #ukpensions #pensiontransfer ...

It’s almost shocking just how many special benefits, discounts and breaks you can gain access to as a retiree overseas.…

12/12/2012 10:00 AM

Ever wondered which are the richest countries? Well here is number 2. #pensions ...

Luxembourg’s GDP per capita measured in purchasing power standard (PPS) was 283 and it is followed by the Netherlands (134…

12/12/2012 02:00 AM

Teachers’ Pension Scheme. #teacherspensions #pensions #ukpensions ...

A summary of the reforms The Teachers’ Pension Scheme is changing. This is necessary mainly because of increased life expectancy,…

12/11/2012 10:59 PM

HMRC make minor changes to QROPS policy. #pensions #ukpensions #pensiontransfer ...

The global QROPS industry breathed a collective sigh of relief this morning as HM Treasury released a Draft Finance Bill…

12/11/2012 10:00 AM

Where is the most beautiful place you’ve been? Here’s my choice. #pensions ...

I travelled around Europe this summer checking out some of Europes favourite tourist destinations and my favourite location was Dubrovnik…

12/10/2012 10:00 AM

Ever wondered which are the richest countries? Well here is number 6. #pensions ...

United Arab Emirates makes it to number 6 in the world rich list with GDP (PPP) per capita: $47,439 (estimated…

12/10/2012 02:00 AM

New Zealand QROPS could be hit with 33% tax bill. #pensions #ukpensions ...

A tax shake-up could see British expats and international workers hit with a 33% tax bill if they live in…

12/09/2012 10:00 AM

Ever wondered which are the richest countries? Well here is number 1. #pensions ...

If wealth is power, then Qataris have some serious muscle to flex. The Persian Gulf emirate of 1.7 million people…

12/09/2012 02:00 AM

Budget – how will it affect your pension? #pensions #ukpensions ...

The lifetime allowance for tax-free pension savings is to be cut, the Chancellor, George Osborne, announced in the Autumn Statement.…

12/06/2012 02:00 AM

Second wave of NHS pension contribution increases unveiled. #nhspension ...

NHS Business services Authority last week launched a consultation on the second phase of the government’s unpopular proposals to change…

12/05/2012 10:00 AM

Nothing to do with pensions but funny. . .

12/05/2012 02:00 AM

Pensions key to wealth of UK’s richest. #pensions #ukpensions ...

The Office for National Statistics data underscore the role that pension wealth has played in forming the fortunes of the…

12/04/2012 10:00 AM

One day. . . . . . .#pensions #ukpensions #pensiontransfer #retiringabroad #IN

12/03/2012 11:00 PM

Irish Pension Fund Levy. #irishpension #pensions #pensiontransfer ...

A stamp duty levy of 0.6% will be applied to the market value of assets under management in pension funds…

11/28/2012 10:00 AM

Claiming your state pension when your abroad. #pensions #ukpensions ...

Just wanted to put a link on to help those that have been asking us how to claim their state…

11/28/2012 02:00 AM

State pension news. #pensions #ukpensions #pensiontransfer #retiringabroad #IN

The government is under renewed pressure to change its policy of “freezing” state pension payments to Britons who retire to…

11/27/2012 02:00 AM

UK retirement numbers create growing concern for UK workers. #pensions ...

Official figures show that a record number of people in the UK are retiring this year as the post-war “baby…

11/26/2012 10:00 AM

How has the global crisis changed tourism. #pensions #ukpensions ...

The Global Financial Crisis had a major impact on tourism trends around the world. After nearly 8 years of continuous…

11/26/2012 02:00 AM

Why tourist hotspots make great retirement destinations. #pensions #ukpensions ...

As many countries gear up their infrastructure to attract tourists from around the world, several benefits occur in parallel that…

11/22/2012 10:00 AM

Tips for living longer. #pensions #ukpensions #pensiontransfer #retiringabroad ...

Don’t Let Your Diet Kill You: Eliminate Gluten For A Long Life Shaping your diet so it protects your cells…

11/21/2012 10:00 AM

Tips for living longer. #pensions #ukpensions #pensiontransfer #retiringabroad ...

Sleep Well, Live Longer Get quality sleep and minimize exhaustion for a longer, better life. People vary greatly in the…

11/20/2012 10:00 AM

Tips for living longer. #pensions #ukpensions #pensiontransfer #retiringabroad ...

Vitamin D: Adequate Levels Are A Matter of Life And Death Vitamin D may be the most important single nutrient…

11/20/2012 02:00 AM

Tips for living longer. #pensions #ukpensions #pensiontransfer #retiringabroad ...

Cultivate Good Friends To Live Longer Make and maintain good friends and you’ll live longer. Research shows that the quality…

11/19/2012 10:00 AM

Tips for living longer. #pensions #ukpensions #pensiontransfer #retiringabroad ...

Strength Train To Live Longer Countless studies show that exercise will promote longevity and strength training is the best mode…

11/18/2012 10:52 PM

Retiring in Australia, what visa to get. #pensions #ukpensions #pensiontransfer ...

Retirement Visa (Subclass 410) Who is this visa for? This visa is only available to: existing Retirement visa (subclass 410)…

11/14/2012 10:00 AM

Reasons to consider moving your NHS pension into a QROPS. #pensions #ukpensions ...

The fourth driver relating to in the event of death. With the NHS pension if you were to die only…

   
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