Posts Tagged: QROPS

Low Cost QROPS search – How to navigate the minefield of options

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Tips to avoid costly mistakes: Tailor the solution to your requirements; locate the best tax breaks available; include flexibility where required; do not take unnecessary risk; focus on NET returns not costs; account for all fees

  Whether you have left Great Britain and wish to take advantage of benefits offered by transferring your UK pension offshore, via HMRC approved QROPS, or are simply enquiring to get more information on the subject, a key concern for a lot of people are the costs involved.   There are many important considerations to… Read more »

Finding the best QROPS. Guernsey as a QROPS jurisdiction examined

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Isle of Man QROPS Jurisdiction incl rules and tax, main picture

  Selecting the best destination abroad to transfer any UK pensions to depends upon your specific situation. Questioning whether the location has all the requirements you desire whilst ensuring that it still adheres to QROPS legislation will quickly narrow your selection and, thereby, help you find the best QROPS provider. With this in mind, here… Read more »

Finding the best QROPS. Gibraltar as a QROPS jurisdiction examined

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Gibraltar QROPS Jurisdiction, which includes the rules and tax treatments, main picture

  For those considering a transfer of their UK pensions abroad they have a wide selection of Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (QROPS) providers to choose from based in a range of jurisdictions. To enable you to select the best QROPS provider you should first determine the most appropriate QROPS jurisdiction according to your requirements…. Read more »

Finding the best QROPS. South Africa as a QROPS jurisdiction examined

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Article on South Africa as the best QROPS destination

  Most people considering transferring their UK pension to South Africa (SA) do so due to their intentions of retiring there. In these cases the transfer will involve using a Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (QROPS) since it is the only offshore option that is not liable for an unauthorised payments charge of up to… Read more »

QROPS vs SIPPs following pension rule changes

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QROPS versus SIPPs

Choosing a QROPS or SIPPs may at first appear a difficult decision especially following amended UK pension rules which came into force on the 6th of April 2015. This is not helped when there is a lot of conflicting and occasionally inaccurate information available. A key point to bear in mind is that any generalised… Read more »

Latest QROPS list is revised. Australia drops from top to bottom jurisdiction

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QROPS list - July 2015. Huge drop in Australia QROPS providers and Swiss

Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) have released a heavily updated QROPS list following last month’s suspension. As highlighted at the time the list’s format has changed though the revisions centre around the layout and an extensive cull in the number of qualifying schemes rather than any fundamental alterations. The QROPS list therefore continues to… Read more »

Don’t fear HMRC’s QROPS list suspension

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HMRC lists suspension

  HMRC have confirmed that their ROPS list, previously QROPS list, is currently suspended having not been updated mid-month as expected. They have stated that a new one will be produced for the 1st of July.   This can be viewed as good news despite how it may first appear. The reasoning behind the mid… Read more »

HMRC lists QROPS providers

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Pensions - HMRC ROPS list: Breakdown of each jurisdictions QROPS providers.

HMRC have produced their latest Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (ROPS) list detailing over 3,700 QROPS providers covering 45 jurisdictions. As mentioned before, HMRC’s QROPS list has morphed into the ROPS list though nothing has changed except the wording. To clarify, all QROPS providers are self certified and may not be qualified upon further scrutiny. Similarly,… Read more »

Weighing up QROPS benefits and drawbacks

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QROPS benefits and drawbacks, pros and cons, advantages and disadvantages, strength and weakness graphic

Transferring your UK pension abroad into a suitable pension plan should only be considered after all of QROPS’ advantages and disadvantages are fully scrutinised.   Starting with the downsides of QROPS we will consider each point and determine whether any benefits outweigh them… MoreNon beneficial to UK residents with no intention of moving abroad If… Read more »

QROPS drawbacks – The downsides of transferring a UK pension abroad

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Although QROPS offer multiple benefits over their UK pension equivalent they do have drawbacks as well. Following the latest pension amendments these disadvantages are as follows; Only benefits UK pension holders based abroad Not designed for the accumulation of further benefits Any existing pension rights will be lost Costs can exceed alternative options Risk of… Read more »

Early retirement – accessing your UK pension before 55

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Would you like a way to retire early? Have you even considered the possibility of withdrawing money out of your pension before the state rules permit? For those based overseas, you may have heard that one benefit of transferring your pension abroad into a QROPS is the ability to do exactly this.   To explain,… Read more »

QROPS – Benefit crystallisation event

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Are you aware that you can be taxed on your UK pension if it grows too much? Also, that if you reside outside the UK then you can avoid it by transferring your UK pensions into a QROPS? This is due to the rules surrounding benefit crystallisation events and the lifetime allowance (LTA). A major… Read more »

QROPS UK pension transfer mistakes

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QROPS can be beneficial in the correct circumstances though due to bad or mis-informed advice it is possible that they may end up being a costly mistake.   To ensure you are not on the end of a QROPS mis-selling scandal it is important to be fully informed. Take these steps to establish whether a… Read more »

HMRC ROPS list (Prev HMRC QROPS list) – 1st May 2015

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HMRC have issued their latest ROPS list. Following a clarification in wording it is no longer officially known as the QROPS list though unofficially it appears that nothing has changed with how the lists are composed. As before, QROPS* can self certify for their inclusion whilst other, legitimately qualified pension plans, may decide against being… Read more »

WARNING – HMRC QROPS list is no longer qualified and is now HMRC ROPS list

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HMRC have altered the wording of their previous QROPS list to clearly highlight that pension plans listed are not qualified and are therefore only Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes (ROPS). Going forward the HMRC QROPS list will now be known as the HMRC ROPS list instead. The fact that the list is not qualified has always been the case… Read more »

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