Back in 2015, the government introduced the pension freedoms act. Research by Old Mutual has shown that in the first two months, a staggering £72.8m in tax was generated due to these freedoms. This is equivalent to an annual tax boost of nearly half a billion pounds, significantly higher than expected. It was originally feared … Continue reading Are You Fully Aware of the Tax Implications on Your UK Pension?
By Jak Ali The University Superannuation Scheme (USS) is the largest private-sector pension system in the UK and the issues surrounding the scheme continue to cause mass uproar amongst academia professionals. There has been a complete mismatch between the money currently held and the amount that needs to be paid out. The USS boasts more … Continue reading USS Pension Debacle
Many British expats flock to Australia in retirement, due to its lifestyle, culture, and the English language. A large portion of expats take their pension with them, by transferring any personal pensions to an Australian scheme. This leads to tax advantages, freedom of choice, and the consolidation of your assets into one portfolio. There have … Continue reading Claiming your UK pension in Australia
Qualifications to transfer UK pensions to an Australian QROPS Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) 55 plus Individuals should be 55 years of age and above but not beyond 65 years unless employed in Australia Only certain schemes that are not ‘in payment’ can be transferred. They are: private pension schemes, Self-Invested Personal Pensions (SIPPs), and final … Continue reading How to transfer your UK pension to Australia (Updated 2018)
Based on recent surveys on various pension schemes in the UK, a worrying trend is developing. This is the increase in deficits faced by some of the biggest companies in the UK in their Defined Benefit Pensions. Based on reports, this deficit skyrocketed to about £460 Billion as of September 2017. This figure, however, dropped … Continue reading Deficit Pension Schemes in the UK
Knowing the type of personal pension that you have is key to understanding what will happen to your pension in the event of your death. The type of your scheme, as well as whether you have already begun to draw the pension, will determine what your partner, children and any other beneficiary will receive. In … Continue reading Are You Fully Aware of the Death Benefits on Your UK Pension?
It is safe to say that Dubai’s property market has had a slow three years. After a 3-year slump, with average property prices dropping 21 percent from November 2015 to April 2017, analysts believe that the market has bottomed out. Contributing heavily to the market’s position is the strength of the dollar. With the surge … Continue reading Where Does Dubai’s Property Market Stand Globally?
All investors always lay meticulous plans to ensure that their investments work just as hard as them. The harsh reality is that even these well researched and laid plans have the potential of going sideways when the tough gets going. When this happens, the writing will always be on the wall so that you know … Continue reading 5 indicators that you are losing money on your investment/pensions
There is just so much financial advice that you could live by out there. This makes it almost impossible to live by all of them. What could potentially cost you big time is missing out on the most important Solomonic wisdom in the financial world. This is why you need these 8 pieces of financial … Continue reading 8 pieces of financial advice to live by
By Graeme W Field Whether you first saw them in the original Total Recall’s Johnny Cab or Knight Rider’s Kitt, the era of driverless cars will soon be upon us and what is life really going to be like when our journey to work involves conducting board meetings, analyzing spreadsheets or updating numerous social media … Continue reading Driverless technology and its financial implications.