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Portugal – QROPS, and Taking Your Pension Tax Free!

If you are one of the many Brits looking at a retirement offshore? Or just considering a change of lifestyle and becoming an expat, Portugal could be the place for you. Portugal is famed for  it’s beautiful climate and scenery, its welcoming people and its excellent value standard of living. The fact that the Portuguese […]

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 […]

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 […]

New 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 […]

QROPS Complaints

Have you been missold a QROPS? QROPS Complaints!

QROPS Complaints Have you been mis-sold a QROPS? Are you currently in a Maltese or Gilbrator QROPS but don’t know why and are now locked in with expensive annual management charges and penalties for leaving your current investments. Unfortunately here at Harrison Brook, we receive numerous QROPS complaints from more and more clients who have unnecessarily been […]

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 […]