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USA Expats Investment Advice

USA Expats 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 […]

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Overseas Trust and Pensions – Guernsey

Overseas Trust and Pensions – Guernsey If you have a ‘COPIA’ pension with Overseas Trust and Pensions Guernsey then you will be familiar with the associated issues in drawing down your pension and expensive annual trustee fees. Background “Overseas Trust & Pensions” are a specialist provider of international trust, retirement and pension solutions for both corporate […]

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Do you hold a Liberty SIPP?

Liberty SIPP First of all, if you are a Liberty SIPP holder then you will have been well aware of the negative press they have been receiving. Indeed, while the name Liberty SIPP has become synonymous with mis-selling of SIPP’s between 2011 and 2013 it is claimed that up to 700 investors have suffered significant […]

Investment income taxation France 2018

Investment Income Taxation France 2018

Investment income taxation France 2018 What are the changes in Investment income taxation France 2018? As of January 2018 tax residents of France are no longer required to pay French Wealth Tax on savings and investments. Additionally, there is a new tax rate on investment income benefits.  Below I have identified the main changes for […]

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Pension Sharing Order for a QROPS

Pension Sharing Order for a QROPS Pension sharing order for QROPS is becoming increasingly common. Although at first, they can seem complicated to sort out, there is a simple process that can be followed to facilitate the court requirements. To start with let’s break down the overall position and terminology used. QROPS – What exactly is it? […]

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Do you hold a Nortel pension?

Do you hold a Nortel pension? If you are part of the Nortel pension scheme then it is likely you have recently received a letter from Nortel UK Pensions. The message from the Nortel Pension Trustees informs you about your defined benefits pension and the options available. Nortel Networks Background Nortel filed for bankruptcy protection […]

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What impact does the 720 Modelo have on my pension?

720 Modelo and my pension Before answering ‘what impact does the 720 Modelo have on my pension’ we are best off breaking it down. Many of our clients know about the 720 Modelo but are unsure the exact details and associated implications. So…… What is the 720 Modelo? Brought in under new legislation in 2012 […]

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NAPS – New Airways Pension Scheme

Do you hold a British Airways pension? If you are part of the BA pension scheme then it is likely you have recently received a letter from NAPS – New Airways Pension Scheme. The message from the NAPS Trustee will have informed you of. “The closure of the NAPS – New Airways Pension Scheme to […]

Britannia QROPS

Do you have a Britannia QROPS?

Britannia QROPS? If you have previously lived in New Zealand then there is a good chance you hold a Britannia QROPS. First of all,  let me make clear that Britannia Financial Services is a well-established reputable company. They have dealt with thousands of UK transfers of pensions and if you live in NZ then there would be […]