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kodak pension plan

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 […]

mortgage in france

Obtaining a Mortgage in France or Monaco

Purchasing a property can be a complicated process and when that purchase is abroad with a foreign language it can become that much more difficult. As your independent bilingual mortgage adviser we will help to liaise with the banks and all relevant notary, estate agent and other intermediary interactions in order to make the purchase […]

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 […]