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Expat Pension Sharing Order for UK Company Pensions

Expat Pension Sharing Order for UK Company Pensions

Expat Pension Sharing Order for UK Company Pensions Pension sharing order for UK company pensions has become more and more common in recent times. The process itself is not overly complex and there are a number of companies in the UK, who can assist with this. The issue arises when you are no longer a […]

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 […]

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, […]

Capita Oak

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? […]

Nortel pension

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 […]

Generali Vision

The Generali Vision Scandal – How Unhappy are you?

The Generali Vision… Your Offshore Pension Plan. Your Offshore ISA. The key to your education planning. Thousands and thousands of these policies have been sold to expats in the last decade or so, and if managed correctly (we cannot emphasise strongly enough how important the help of quality financial advice is in this regard) they can […]

British Airways Pension Scheme

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 […]

BBC pension scheme

Do you hold a BBC pension scheme?

Do you hold a BBC pension scheme? We have recently been contacted by a number of clients who have received details of their defined benefits BBC pension scheme and the options available to them. The letter from the BBC states you have 2 options. Option 1: Claim your full BBC pension. This means the full defined […]