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)
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?
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
A lot of people are uncertain about their future, with many leaving retirement planning too late. Here are a few facts about it that you may not have known. More People Than You Think Have Little Saved One in seven people retiring this year have no workplace or personal pension. Relying solely on the new … Continue reading 6 Surprising Facts About Retirement
Australia is a popular retirement destination for British expats due its warm climate and quality of life. Cities such as Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane offer an excellent standard of living, and therefore it is no surprise that many Brits choose to move there every year. If you are considering retiring to Australia from the UK … Continue reading British/UK Pension in Australia New Rules – Updated for 2017
Hidden in Barclays’ July interim results, was an issue that has the potential to affect almost a quarter of a million people in the Barclays pension scheme.The bank’s pension scheme is not in great shape, and as at 30th September last year, the pension shortfall stood at a staggering £7.9 billion. The deficit has increased … Continue reading How Ring-Fencing Rules Will Affect The Barclays Pension Scheme
Members of the British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) have finally been given some clarity over their pensions. After months of negotiations, Tata Steel has struck a deal to detach the £15 billion BSPS, in a move that should bring greater financial stability to the 130,000 members of the scheme. The deal involves a legal mechanism … Continue reading TATA Steel British Steel Pension Scheme Deal
The prospect of retiring abroad can be exciting for many, and is a trend that’s not going away anytime soon. It brings with it the possibility to pursue new interests, a different climate, and an exciting and less expensive way of life. However, retiring abroad requires careful planning, and there are a few critical areas … Continue reading How to Plan Your Retirement Abroad
Relative to defined contribution pension plans, defined benefit pension plans are complex investment vehicles. A defined benefit plan is a type of pension in which an employer or sponsor promises a specific payout upon retirement. The payout is calculated on a variety of factors such as length of employment, salary history and age at retirement … Continue reading UK Defined Benefit Pension Plans – Should You Transfer Out?
On July 3rd, PwC announced that the UK Pension Deficit is currently at an astonishing £460bn, meaning that the potential liabilities of the schemes are greater than the assets. The deficit has been brought about by increasing life expectancy, underfunding by companies, and a fall in equities and bond yields. Due to this deficit, companies … Continue reading What happens If my UK pension scheme has a deficit