Expat Financial Advice Articles

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Can I withdraw my pension before 55?

Can I withdraw my pension before 55?

Can I withdraw my pension before 55? In a word, “no”. Unfortunately, no one can access their UK pension until they are over the age of 55. UK Pension Withdrawal The Pension Freedoms Act 2015 enabled anyone over 55 years of age to access their pension. This consists of a 25% tax-free lump sum (PCLS […]

Transfer Personal Pension to International SIPP

Transfer Personal Pension to International SIPP

Transfer Personal Pension to International SIPP Do you hold a UK personal pension? Do you require access to a personal pension in the UK? Perhaps you need to transfer your personal pension to an International SIPP to gain access? Within this article, we discuss transferring your personal pension to an International SIPP. We specifically cover […]

Financial Planning In Spain

Can I have a SIPP if I Live Abroad?

UK SIPP Abroad as a Non-Resident One of the main concerns Expats have when moving abroad is managing their retirement provisions and pension pots. Cross-border financial planning has been a notoriously tricky area, with various tax-wrappers, pensions and products in play. So what are the options as a non-UK resident, and can you still have […]

No American QROPS – You can still transfer UK Pensions

US Resident Receiving a UK Pension

US Resident Receiving a UK Pension Cross-border financial planning can become incredibly complex, especially when you factor in different jurisdictions and tax authorities, such as the IRS and HMRC. As a US resident with UK pension provisions, you may be confused as to what your best options are, or whether you should consider transferring your […]

transfer workplace pension to an international sipp

Transfer Workplace Pension to an International SIPP

Transfer Workplace Pension to an International SIPP Do you want to transfer your workplace pension to an International SIPP? Do you hold old workplace pensions in the UK which you would like to access? Often when relocating abroad legacy pension schemes, whether workplace pensions or personal pensions, tend to take a back seat in the […]