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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 […]

720 Modelo pension

What impact does the 720 Modelo have on my pension?

720 Modelo and my pension Before answering ‘what impact does the 720 Modelo have on my pension’ we are best off breaking it down. Many of our clients know about the 720 Modelo but are unsure the exact details and associated implications. So…… What is the 720 Modelo? Brought in under new legislation in 2012 […]

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 […]

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 […]