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UK sitting on £20bn of unclaimed pension pots

By: Pedro Goncalves | 17 Oct 2018

Some 1.6 million lost pension pots worth nearly £20bn remain unclaimed, with people often losing track of their savings due to job changes or moving house, the…

South Africa loses QROPS status

By: Pedro Goncalves | 16 Oct 2018

South Africa has been struck off the list of financial jurisdictions offering QROPS expat offshore pensions. The latest HM Revenue & Customs QROPS List published this week…

Pensions dashboard raises security issues

By: Pedro Goncalves | 12 Oct 2018

Cybersecurity experts have warned the industry that the implementation of the pensions dashboard might lead to an increase in fraud as personal data is put online. The…

STM eyes UK auto-enrolment market with Carey purchase

By: Gary Robinson | 09 Oct 2018

STM Group Plc has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Carey Administration Holdings Limited (Carey), a UK-based SIPP and auto-enrolment pensions specialist, for £400,000.…

Australian expats to be hit with unfair ‘death tax’

By: Pedro Goncalves | 04 Oct 2018

The Australian government plans to hit expats with an overhauled capital gains tax that will impose an unfair death burden for Australians who die overseas and their…

Retirement Advantage re-brands as Canada Life

By: Pedro Goncalves | 03 Oct 2018

Retirement Advantage has re-branded its entire product range to Canada Life after it was bought by the Canadian multinational in January. As part of the rebrand, the…

UK rising house prices push expats to retire in Dubai

By: Pedro Goncalves | 24 Sep 2018

Real estate experts expect many expats to remain in Dubai as they come close to the end of their careers since high house prices in Britain could…

Pension transfer advisers unaware of new rules

By: Pedro Goncalves | 21 Sep 2018

Most pension transfer specialists are clueless about the changes happening to pension transfer advice in October, which has caused many to worry the sector may not be…

Ex-Lumiere boss found guilty of £2.7m fraud by Jersey court

By: Pedro Goncalves | 14 Sep 2018

The former boss of Jersey-based Lumiere Wealth has been found guilty of misleading a group of elderly, vulnerable and financially inexperienced clients in order to obtain £2.7m…

Expats win delisted QROPS appeal as judge finds HMRC was too slow

By: Pedro Goncalves | 11 Sep 2018

HM Revenue & Customs was too slow to penalise retirement savers who had invested in a Latvia-based international pensions scheme, originally listed as a Qrops. A judge…

Old Mutual Int’l adds trust option in Singapore expats’ IHT push

By: Pedro Goncalves | 06 Sep 2018

Old Mutual International has launched a tailored life trust in Singapore that will be able to provide a lump sum on death to pay a UK inheritance…

Top earners’ pensions targeted in the next UK budget

By: Pedro Goncalves | 06 Sep 2018

High earners in the UK need to prepare for a raid as Chancellor Phillip Hammond is reportedly sharpening his knives to cut tax relief on contributions in…

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