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Canadian QROPS

No Canadian QROPS – you can still transfer UK Pensions

Did you know that HMRC has cut all Canadian QROPS? In February 2017 Her Majestys Revenue and Customs (HMRC) decided to cut all Canadian QROPS / ROPS (Qualified/ Recognised Overseas Pensions Schemes) from the ROPS list. The reasons being that Canadian retirement plans allow for the holder to use their pension as collateral when buying a […]

Barclays SIPP

Do you have a Barclays SIPP and live Offshore?

Are you aware that Barclays is no longer servicing expats? If you hold a Barclays SIPP you may have been informed that the firm has recently made the decision to stop allowing expats to trade their SIPP. This means that for you, the expat investor, growing your pension overseas has just become a lot harder. […]

retire in Norway

Retire in Norway- The Expat Guide.

You’re coming up to retirement, or perhaps you’ve already been enjoying it for some years, but what now? What do you do when suddenly your life becomes free time? When you can start living the work free life you’ve dreamed off? You retire in Norway! The InterNations Expat Insider report of 2016 saw Norway excelling […]

Fee-Based or Commission-Based advice.

With many of our “so-called competitors” thinking that the industry in Europe will be fee-based in 5-10 years, Harrison Brook are proud to have made the change from commission-based advice a long time ago. Harrison Brook offers a full RDR compliant, Mifid 2 adapted fee-based consultancy service. Where we put your needs before our adviser’s […]

British expats in Thailand

British Expats in Thailand – The Expat Guide.

Expats in Thailand You’ve spent your working life building and growing your pension pot. All those hours worked to support your family and your future should not be threatened by the insecurity of the British economy in these changing times. But what can you do? It’s time to fulfil your dreams of retiring abroad… and […]

retire early

Retire early – The Expat Guide

Retire Early… Most people spend 40 years of their lives working towards it, but how many people genuinely spend 40 years planning for it? (On average) The 40 year working life of an adult provides for the purchase of a house, the education of children, and the luxuries that you can bestow on your nearest and dearest […]

Moving to Italy

Moving to Italy – The Expat Guide

With the UK facing Brexit and it’s economic consequences now is the perfect time to think about moving abroad. You’ve spent your life working up to a position in which you can live comfortably. Why should that be sacrificed due to England’s economy? Moving to Italy to work or to retire could be exactly what […]

Retire in Germany

Retire in Germany – Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich.

Retiring in Germany could be the perfect move… With a world-class health care system, strong infrastructure and ranking in the top 8 for the Natixis Global Retirement Index … maybe Germany is the place you should be looking to retire! Retiring abroad is one of the biggest decisions you will make in your life. There’s […]

move to portugal

Financial Advice for expats in Portugal

Moving abroad? Consider Portugal. So, other than a high quality health system, easy accessibility to the rest of the world and 3300 hours of sunshine a year! Why else would anyone move to Portugal? How about the Portuguese Non-Habitual Tax Resident scheme (NHR)? What is NHR? The NHR is a Portuguese tax regime that allows […]

portfolio analysis

Portfolio Analysis.

How much are you really paying for Financial Advice? Using a financial advisor is a surefire way to increase your return on investments and subsequently, your savings and pension funds etc. But, how much are your really paying? Is it worth it? And, how much do you understand about what’s going on with your finances? […]