Pensions

February 5, 2018 Pensions
Claiming your UK pension in Australia

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…

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January 22, 2018 Pensions
How to transfer your UK pension to Australia (Updated 2018)

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…

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January 10, 2018 PensionsRetirement Planning
Are You Fully Aware of the Death Benefits on Your UK Pension?

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…

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December 7, 2017 Pensions
5 indicators that you are losing money on your investment/pensions

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…

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September 24, 2017 PensionsRetirement Planning
6 Surprising Facts About Retirement

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…

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September 13, 2017 PensionsRetirement Planning
British/UK Pension in Australia New Rules – Updated for 2017

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…

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