Since they were introduced in 2006, the popularity of QROPS (Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes), an HMRC-recognised overseas pension, continues, alongside SIPPs, to grow amongst expatriates and individuals considering a move overseas.
The ‘Pension Flexibility 2015’ …Read More
Due to continued demand from expats based in the UAE and Middle East in general who are considering acquiring a mortgage in the UK, I have created a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that can assist with many of …Read More
We talk a lot about our clients moving overseas, or returning back home, but what about internationally based financial advisers etc? What does it mean for a financial adviser to return home? What are the …Read More
The expat dream remains very much alive and very real amongst Brits, with a series of independent polls and official statistics. This suggests a continued upward trend of UK citizens seeking or actively committing to leaving Britain.
With …Read More
Now that we understand “why so many people retire abroad”, and also understand the “important factors to consider when preparing for retirement” I do believe that one of the most appealing locations to retire is …Read More
Is retirement quickly approaching? Are you thinking of downsizing once you retire? Possibly even moving to a new country? Following on from my recent blog “Why so many want to retire abroad” it is clear …Read More
If you have read my recent blog “Why people spend on annual holidays rather than save for their retirement” you will know that many people in retirement would like to relax, savour life, and enjoy …Read More
The number of British citizens leaving the UK to start a new life abroad is on the rise again, according to official figures.
Recently released data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that to …Read More
Whether living abroad as an expatriate or living in the UK, planning for education and retirement is a vital financial matter. With so many expats in touch with financial advisers, it comes as a surprise …Read More
The millions of expats of all nationalities who are tax resident in Spain, that’s all those who spend more than 183 days in the country, have until 30th April to declare any overseas assets worth …Read More
Andrew Oliver, who joined the deVere Group in January 2010 after gaining more than a decade and a half’s experience in senior positions within several major financial brands, manages the firm’s offices across Spain and …Read More
With the UK’s tax authority, HMRC, set to launch its new Statutory Residence Test (SRT) on 6th April this year, those who divide their time between homes abroad and homes in Britain should urgently verify …Read More
iExpats has create an Infographic that shows the major milestones in the life of Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (QROPS) from the start in 2006 to the end of 2012.
Courtesy of: iExpats
We all know what has happened in various financial sectors over the past few years. It’s led, in many quarters, to a reduction in available, quality financial planning advice. In others it’s led to legislation …Read More
Germany needs to recruit more migrant workers to help replace its aging workforce, says the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
The country already has the most open policy for recruiting highly skilled immigrants of …Read More
Demand from employers for temporary visas for skilled migrants continues to fall in Australia, according to government statistics.
The visa, known as subclass 457, has become less popular since 2009 when new criteria were added to …Read More
Workers in the UK’s oil and gas industries are seeing wages rocket as demand for skills increases, says a new guide.
The average salary is now £93,400, according to the industry’s Global Salary Guide 2013.
For British …Read More
Individuals who divide their time between homes in Britain and abroad, in other words expats and those who own homes overseas, should check their tax residency status as soon as possible, because HMRC’s Statutory Residence …Read More
Recently, I was interviewed by iExpats, a website offering financial news and information for expatriates, to put the case forward that expatriates need to embrace the idea of financial planning more than their counterparts in …Read More