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Lifetime Allowance

Pension Lifetime Allowance

Are you living abroad as an expat but have a pension that has reached the lifetime allowance? Do you have options available for further growth on your pension? Have you secured a Lifetime Allowance? What You Need to Know The Lifetime Allowance is the maximum pensions savings you can build up without a tax charge […]

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. […]

clerical medical bond

Do you hold a Clerical Medical Bond?

Clerical Medical International offshore Bonds Many investors own an International Offshore investment Bond and a number of the original providers of those Bonds have subsequently sold their ‘book’ of clients to other providers. Although a continuation of the original terms & conditions and service levels should be expected, many policyholders are not aware of those […]

expat tax in spain

Expat Tax in Spain

With Spain being one of the top destinations for expats, have you considered the tax implications that are required and, how sufficient wealth advice can help? Under the current rules, you are liable for tax in Spain on worldwide assets if you are here for 183 days or more. This still applies even if you […]

delisted QROPS Hong Kong

Delisted QROPS Hong Kong

As of April 2017, there were 23 listed QROP’s in Hong Kong. One delisted straight away and a further 2 delisted in October. All remaining 19 Hong Kong-based QROPS have been delisted by HMRC and are no longer included in the authority’s list of approved schemes. As is usual, HMRC has given no reason for […]

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 […]

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 […]

Expat Investment Platforms

Expat Investment Platforms – is now the right time?

Expat Investment Platforms Expat investment platforms and deciding whether to use one is never an easy decision. There are so many factors to consider, it is hard for any expat investor to know where to start. Firstly, what do expat investment platforms actually bring to the table? Think of it as a one-stop shop for all your financial needs and […]

Friends provident international reserve bond

Friends Provident International Reserve Bond

Do you hold a Friends Provident International Reserve Bond? The FPI reserve Bond rightfully has one of the worst reputations around. Incredibly expensive, it was sold for years by financial advisers who were being paid out huge commissions in the process. As a result, the cost of the charges far outweigh the supposed tax benefits. Especially […]