Expat Pension Transfer News

Latest 10 news items tagged Pension Transfer

29 Jun at 6 PM 2020

Expat dogs get good news but expat Brits not so much

Brexit’s potential is still confusing UK expats in EU member states, but it’s good news for dogs. A recently published article is attempting to clear the fog around British expats' post-Brexit rights. Posted by Europe Street, it attempts to clarify the real deal for British pensioners via an analysis of statements made by both the British government and the EU authorities. Worryingly, it suggests British pensioners living in EU member states will not be entitled to much in the way of benefits one the deal is done. At the...
29 Jun at 6 PM 2020

Longterm British expats still angry over losing their rights to vote

How are long-term British expats feeling now they’re still not allowed the vote? British expats scattered across the modern world have been fighting long-term for their rights to vote after they’ve lived overseas for more than 15 years, but in spite of occasional governmental comments nothing has been done. One of the scandals of the Brexit poll was that those likely to be worst affected by the result were those unable to vote, with many long-stayers convinced the result would have been different should the government have allowed...
25 Jun at 6 PM 2020

Expat pensions versus straightforward interest rate-linked savings

If you’re planning to live your working life as an expat, making financial provision for retirement is the sensible option. Given the huge number of horror storied about dodgy IFAs leaving their unfortunate clients with worthless investments or, even worse, scamming them into losing the lot, it’s a surprise that potential expats are even thinking about retirement income! If you’ve not yet won the lottery, thinking a about the long-distant future may sound strange, but much can go wrong if this aspect of emigration is ignored....
10 Jun at 6 PM 2020

Expat retirees in Thailand faced with tricky choices

Expat retirees who chose Thailand as their new home from home are now faced with difficult decisions. Although the expat presence in Thailand’s capital Bangkok is mostly composed of professionals with established jobs, hotspots all across the country still have their own share of foreign residents. Retired expats in particular have been given a rough ride over the past few years as regards changes to visa regulations, all of which have caused worry and fear that another relocation might be the only option. Foreign communities of...
3 Jun at 6 PM 2020

Brit expats in Spain urged to register for residency to protect their rights

British expats in Spain are being urged to ensure they’re legally registered by the end of this year. A message from the British Embassy has been sent to all UK expats living, retiring or working in the popular destination as a reminder that only the civil rights of registered residents will be guaranteed after the end of this year. Registered Britons will be able to continue living and working in Spain, and British retirees on state pensions will be allowed access to Spanish healthcare. In addition, the UK state pension paid to...
2 Jun at 6 PM 2020

SIPPS to replace QROPS as the way forward for expat pensioners

QROPs is no longer the default option for retired expats. Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes, better known as QROPS, came in some ten years ago and were subsequently glorified as the best option for Brits determined to retire overseas. They were also welcomed with open arms by the army of expat independent financial advisors lurking in every favourite retiree destination from Spain to the far reaches of Southeast Asia. However, it seems the days of QROPS as the best option may now be numbered as several legislation changes...
26 May at 6 PM 2020

British pensioner rescued from abusive Thai family

A British WWII veteran is now safe at home in the UK with his daughter and extended family after being abused and ill-treated by his Thai partner. Only known as ‘Ron’ in media reports, the 86-year old pensioner moved to Thailand seven years ago after his then partner’s death and was currently living in the central Thailand province of Samut Sakhon after forming a relationship with a Thai woman and her family. According to his British family, he had only pallets to sleep on and was starving due to the lack of food and water, even...
27 Apr at 6 PM 2020

Expats in Thailand join to help Thais in need due to the pandemic

In spite of a representative of the Thai government’s verbal attacks on expats, foreigners all over the popular destination are pulling out all the stops to help Thai nationals in need. The pandemic’s devastating effect on Thailand’s tourist industry has seen small and medium sized businesses, hotels, guest houses and other hospitality sector owners left without any income and with little hope of the situation returning to anything resembling normal over the next few months. As a result, huge numbers of workers in the sector as...
24 Apr at 6 PM 2020

Brit expats in Andalusia concerned over plans to reopen beaches

The popular Spanish beachside hotspot of Andalusia is planning to open its 1,000 kms of beaches in time for the summer season, but with restrictions imposed. In a desperate attempt to claw back some of the damage to its tourism revenue by the pandemic, Andalusia’s government is planning to re-open its swathe of beaches during July and August. The region is popular with British expat retirees, many of whom are now concerned the move may reignite a surge in pandemic victims, even although strict social distancing rules will apply....
17 Apr at 6 PM 2020

Is it time to reconsider the expat dream?

Expats who’re living through the consequences of the worst threat to humans and the world economy for many decades may now have time to evaluate their choice of destination and even their careers as a whole. Without a doubt, the 21st century’s two decades to date have witnessed a rush by would-be expatriates across the world to uproot from their home countries and settle in largely unknown destinations. Some were in it for the money, others for the adventure and older Westerners saw the move as a chance to explore the exotic...