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UK frozen pensions

Expat Frozen Pensions

Expat Frozen Pensions Do you hold one or more Expat Frozen pensions? Have you built up numerous pension pots with previous employers? Are you wanting to access your frozen pension or consolidate it into one? The majority of people who have worked in the UK will have contributed to their company pension scheme. Often, when […]

QROPS UK to USA

QROPS UK to USA Do you hold UK pensions you wish to transfer to the USA? Do you live in the USA with no intention to return? Do you hold more than one UK private pension you wish to consolidate? In my previous article, we assessed the options available to US residents including the benefits […]

UK SIPP for US citizens

UK SIPP for a US citizen

UK SIPP for a US citizen Are you a US citizen with UK Pensions? Do you still have access? Are you wanting to consolidate many pensions into one? Do you simply want the ability to manage your investments? As a US resident or a US citizen you are unfortunately limited in which pension providers you […]

what does a uk pension transfer cost

What does a pension transfer cost?

What does a pension transfer cost? Are you considering transferring your UK pension? Do you have a UK pension and now live abroad? Do you need to transfer your pension in order to gain access to your monies? Within this article, we will assess all the costs associated with a UK pension. There are numerous […]

Should I move my UK defined benefit pension

Should I move my UK defined benefit pension?

Should I move my UK defined benefit pension? Do you have a UK defined benefit pension? Have you recently been contacted by your UK pension scheme about transferring your pension? Within this article, we will explore the current defined benefit pension market, the process of transferring out and the associated risks and potential rewards of […]

Withdrawing UK Pension in France

Withdrawing UK pension in France

Withdrawing UK pension in France Are you a French resident withdrawing a UK pension in France? Is this the first time you will be drawing on your personal pension since moving to France? Do you have more than one pension you wish to drawdown from? Within this article, we will discuss the process involved and […]

QROPS expensive

Why is my QROPS Expensive?

Ever wondered why is my QROPS expensive? Many ex-pats have been sold a QROPS on the basis of tax efficiency, ability to draw down your pension “tax-free” and removing your pension pot from UK regulation. Within this article, however, we are going to specifically look at the overall cost of different QROPS. We will compare […]

HMRC QROPS USA

HMRC QROPS USA

HMRC QROPS USA Are you an American resident who wants to transfer their UK pension to an HMRC QROPS USA? Do you have more than one British pension and you wish to consolidate? Are you intending to never return to the UK? Within this article, we look into the options available to US residents with […]

International Private Pension Plan

International Private Pension Plan There are various International Private Pension Plans available for those with transient epxat lifestyles, the key is to find the right one for you. The difficulty for any international employee is the build of several pensions pots, in different schemes, in different countries. Upon reaching retirement you cannot access certain funds, […]

Prudential - taking your pension

Prudential – Taking your pension

Prudential – Taking your pension Have you recently received a letter from Prudential regarding your existing scheme and taking your UK pension? The letter states the following headings: Fund Value Taking your pension Make an informed decision It is meant to be a clear summary of the options available to you now that you have […]