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.
When it comes to matters investment, the proverbial statement of time being money and knowledge being power does not apply. Here, “time is power and knowledge is money”. To enhance your knowledge and earn more money, grab yourself books that offer valuable insight on investments. Here are 5 books on investments you must read that … Continue reading 5 books on investments you must read
The largest expat population is the Indian one, with 2,000,000 residents in the UAE. This makes up an astonishing 42% of the total population. Close behind, there is the Pakistani population with 1,200,000 residents, and the Filipino population at 700,000. The largest European population is easily claimed by the British, with a population of 240,000 … Continue reading How is the UAE`s Ex-Pat Population Broken Down into Nationalities, and Does This Impact Companies Required to Provide End of Service Benefits
HMRC collected close to £5 billion in Inheritance Tax (IHT) in 2016. If you take into consideration that only an estimated 45,100 estates were liable for IHT, that’s an average tax bill of £110,865 per estate. There are many complicated rules that stipulate how much IHT is payable on an estate but, with some basic … Continue reading How to pass on maximum wealth to your next generation. (Inheritance Tax for UK Expats)