Category Archives: Retirement Planning

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?

What happens If my UK pension schem...

UK Pension Deficit

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

Lifestyle Sacrifices If You Want Ea...

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Lifestyle Sacrifices If You Want Early Retirement If you want to take early retirement but can’t afford to, it’s probably because you only have yourself to blame. Early retirement for Expats in UAE, UK and Australia is an achievable goal for many but it doesn’t come without some lifestyle sacrifices. That means you literally can’t … Continue reading Lifestyle Sacrifices If You Want Early Retirement

How to transfer your UK pension to ...

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After tight regulations in 2015, UK pensioners aged 55 years and above can now transfer their pensions to Australia once again. These new schemes are referred to as 55 plus due to their age qualification. In 2015, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) declared all Qualifying Registered Overseas Pension Schemes (QROPS) in Australia non compliant … Continue reading How to transfer your UK pension to Australia (Updated 2017)

Why Saving Is Important For Expats ...

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Dubai is a fabulous desert playground for expats tempted to spend their tax-free salaries on a playboy lifestyle rather than save for retirement. Spending rather than saving is a trap many expats lay for themselves. Rather than think about tomorrow, the shopping malls, entertainment and outdoor, sporty lifestyle can suck away money. Although expats earn … Continue reading Why Saving Is Important For Expats In Dubai