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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 […]

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. […]

Evonik Industries pension

Evonik Industries Pension Scheme?

Do you hold an Evonik Industries Pension? The Evonik Industries pension scheme currently has the 6th largest pension deficit throughout the world.  According to MSCI’s research, which examined the pension funding status of 5,300 companies. Evonik Industries has a 32.5% gap between its pension obligations and the resources set aside to fund them. If you […]

NT (Nil Tax) code

How to apply for your NT (Nil Tax) code?

 Applying for an NT (Nil Tax) code? If you’re a British national living outside of the Uk, looking to drawdown an income or currently drawing down an income from a UK pension scheme, then applying for an NT (Nil Tax) code will be of great importance. An NT code means you won’t pay tax on the […]

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 […]

Fee-Based or Commission-Based advice.

With many of our “so-called competitors” thinking that the industry in Europe will be fee-based in 5-10 years, Harrison Brook are proud to have made the change from commission-based advice a long time ago. Harrison Brook offers a full RDR compliant, Mifid 2 adapted fee-based consultancy service. Where we put your needs before our adviser’s […]

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 […]