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If you are UK resident, even if you have a QROPS, you still have to purchase an annuity come pension time.
Benefits taken from a Gibraltar QROPS scheme are taxed at a flat 2.5% rate. This has made it a very favourable centre for QROPS structures. On the downside, Gibraltar has very few double taxation agreements (DTA) with other countries, meaning there is a risk that you will pay tax on the benefits twice (once in […]
If you have worked in the UK and were a member of a pension scheme (personal or employer) that you have since lost track of, the government’s pension tracking service might be able to help you find it. Just follow this link. Please feel free to forward this post to any friends or colleagues who […]
The financial future of thousands of retired miners and their families was thrown into the balance a couple of days ago as Britain’s last coal company plunged into administration. As a result, more than 3,000 former miners will see their pension entitlements slashed by 10% under terms of a rescue deal from UK coal. The […]
Specialist lender Paragon Group has launched a retail bond aimed at investors who want an indirect way of accessing the UK’s buoyant buy-to-let housing market as well as those who are seeking a higher yield from their capital. The lender, which both securitises the lending its makes, as well as managing portfolios for third parties, […]
Despite the multitude of resources (websites, books, magazines, advisers, etc) available for expat retirees, there will always be those who fail to make their retirement savings last for the rest of their lives. There are many ways to avoid this, some of which are more proactive while others are reactive in nature. But none of […]