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Do you hold a Kodak Pension?

Do you hold a Kodak pension? If you are part of the Kodak pension (Kodak Pension Plan – KPP) then it is likely you have received a newsletter from the Kodak UK Pensions trustees, but also as reported by Josephine Cumbo in the Financial Times plan members face a threat of pension deductions. The message from Kodak […]

French PERP/QROPS

No French PERP/QROPS – You can still transfer

Are you aware that HMRC has cut all French PERP/QROPS? As of December 2016, all French PERP/QROPS were delisted by HMRC.  A PERP (Plan d’Epargne Retraite Populaire) is a long-term savings product that provides an additional regular income from retirement age. A QROPS (Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme) is a non-UK based pension scheme recognised by […]

No American QROPS – You can still transfer UK Pensions

No American QROPS – You can still transfer UK Pensions

Are you aware that HMRC has cut all American QROPS? From the 9th March 2017, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced in his annual budget the introduction of an Overseas Transfer Charge (OTC). The OTC is, in essence, a 25% tax on any pension transfer to a QROPS for those that reside outside of the EEA […]

Fee based financial advice Spain

Fee based financial advice Spain

Fee based financial advice Spain Spain has the highest numbers of British Expats throughout the world. It is easy to see why with the climate, food and low cost of living. As a result, there are a huge number of financial advisers in Spain, the majority of which still all work from a commission-based model. […]

financial advice for expats in dordogne

Financial Advice for expats in Dordogne

Financial advice for expats in Dordogne Dordogne has long been a favourite with British expats thanks to its picture-perfect countryside, fantastic weather and renowned food and wine. Many have “holiday” home here while others have come and never left. With the high number of Brits bring the need for financial advice for those expats living here. […]

BT pension transfer advice

BT Pension Transfer Advice | Should you transfer?

Do you hold a BT Pension? – BT pension transfer advice The BT pension scheme currently has one of the largest pension deficits throughout the world.  More recently it was in the news for an accounting error underestimating the scheme by another £500 million. Furthermore back in March, BT announced their final salary scheme would end in the May […]

Do you have a Halliburton Pension?

Do you have a Halliburton Pension?

Halliburton Pension- Background Halliburton Company is an American multinational corporation. One of the world’s largest oil field service companies, it has operations in more than 70 countries.It owns hundreds of subsidiaries, affiliates, branches, brands, and divisions worldwide and employs approximately 50,000 people Unlike a number of companies, The Halliburton defined benefits/final salary pension scheme is one of the […]

US expat investment advice

US Expat Investment Advice

US Expat Investment Advice It is unknown exactly how many US expats are currently living abroad. In 2016 the US State Department estimated there are 9 million U.S citizens living overseas, however, these numbers are open to challenge and can change quickly. On top of the normal concerns of education for children and where to live, […]

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Non-Habitual Tax regime in Portugal

The Non-Habitual Tax regime in Portugal Background: The Non-Habitual Tax regime in Portugal allows anyone who becomes a tax resident in Portugal (subject to being accepted by NHR) the ability to receive qualifying income, tax-free in Portugal and the country of the source of income. The regime was introduced in 2009. The only requirement to gain access to this […]