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UK gov’t publishes response to DWP pension scam report

By: Helen Burggraf | 13 Feb 2018

The UK government yesterday published an 11-page response to the Department for Work and Pensions’ Select Committee’s report of last year on Britain’s pension scam crisis, which…

£6,000 ‘not to tell’: BBC radio investigation reveals details of three mis-advised UK pension victims’ experiences

By: Helen Burggraf | 29 Jan 2018

The way three individual British citizens were, they claim, talked into transferring their pensions  into what proved to be unsuitable investments – one of whom was then…

SFO director Green details criteria for taking on pension fraud cases

By: Helen Burggraf | 08 Jan 2018

When considering whether to take on pension fraud cases, the UK’s Serious Fraud Office weighs up such cases as it would any others, as its mandate is…

UK Work and Pensions Committee sets June 2018 deadline for pensions cold-calling ban

By: Helen Burggraf | 11 Dec 2017

The UK government’s Work and Pensions Committee, which has been reviewing the 2015 pension freedoms legislation in response to claims that it has led to a large and…

Warning to those at centre of British Steel pension schemes confusion who plan overseas transfers

By: Helen Burggraf | 04 Dec 2017

A scramble over some 130,000 union pension schemes held by UK steelworkers, who are facing a 22 December deadline to choose where they wish their pension pots…

Hong Kong latest jurisdiction to vanish from HMRC ROPS list

By: Helen Burggraf | 04 Dec 2017

Continuing a pattern that has become familiar to those in the cross-border pension transfer industry over the last couple of years, HM Revenue & Customs unexpectedly removed…

STM appeal date set for 22 January, and will now be public

By: Helen Burggraf | 04 Dec 2017

The Gibraltar Supreme Court has agreed to stay the appointment of inspectors representing Gibraltar’s financial services regulator to oversee STM Group’s alleged failures in compliance and governance…

People moves: Globaleye, Equiom Hong Kong, OMGI

By: International Investment Staff | 20 Nov 2017

Globaleye Bart Kendall has been named to succeed Gaynor Jones as director of wealth management for Dubai-based Globaleye’s UAE director of wealth management. Jones has left the…

Guardian Wealth expands its Swiss footprint

By: Helen Burggraf | 13 Nov 2017

Guardian Wealth Management, the Dubai-based advisory group founded by David Howell and John Hasberry more than 20 years ago in the UK, has opened a second outpost…

STM Group suspends shares, plans to acquire Malta’s Harbour Pensions

By: Helen Burggraf | 13 Nov 2017

STM Group, the Gibraltar headquartered, AIM-listed cross border financial services provider, said today that it had agreed, on Friday, to acquire  Harbour Pensions Ltd, a licensed retirement…

Isle of Man’s QROPS Bureau drops the QROPS in QB Partners rebrand

By: Gary Robinson | 10 Nov 2017

Isle of Man-based The QROPS Bureau has dropped QROPS from its name and announced that it has rebranded as QB Partners. The rebrand, while it does not end the…

Australia turns up heat on best interests duty violators with A$1m penalty

By: Helen Burggraf | 30 Oct 2017

An Australian court has imposed a civil penalty of A$1m (US$766,000, £582,000) against a Melbourne-based advisory business for “breaches of the best interests duty”, in the latest…

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