Category Archives: Retirement Planning

Why real returns are crucial for re...

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Interest rates can be expressed in two ways, as nominal rates or real rates. The difference is that the nominal rate of return is the percentage change, whereas the real rate of return is the percentage change adjusted for changes in prices due to inflation or other external factors. This keeps the purchasing power of … Continue reading Why real returns are crucial for retirement planning

How to make sure your wealth is pas...

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Often, HMRC becomes an additional beneficiary of your Will due to a lack of financial planning when organizing how your wealth is set up. For those with significant assets, this is an avoidable tax where your loved ones can be the true beneficiaries of your estate. Part of your estate can be passed on tax … Continue reading How to make sure your wealth is passed on to your family

Are You Fully Aware of the Death Be...

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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?

How is the UAE`s Ex-Pat Population ...

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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

British/UK Pension in Australia New...

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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

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Barclays Pension Changes 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

UK Defined Benefit Pension Plans &#...

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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?

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