Top 10 best Sites for expats

There are numerous online resources for expatriates considering retirement in France. We have compiled a list below of the top 10 websites that offer information and advice on living in France. The list is in random order: 1. Complete France completefrance.com – This site has helpful sections such as Living in France, French property and Language… Read more »

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QROPS: a case in point

This article looks at QROPS: a case in point, and examines the technical aspects of such a vehicle. A QROPS or Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme is quite a mouthful, but put simply it is a transfer of an individual pension fund from one country to another. EU legislation exists which enables these transfers, although individual countries can… Read more »

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UK pensions: Eggs in a basket

  It is welcome news that under new UK legislation we are no longer obliged to purchase an annuity upon retirement. It is important therefore for expats to consider alternative ways to access their UK pensions? Greater choice Rather than buy an annuity, individuals can opt for either a ‘capped drawdown’ or ‘flexible drawdown’ of their… Read more »

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UK budget: Pensions – Everyone’s a winner!

        The budget was full of surprises in terms of changes to UK pension legislation. The changes affect the benefits that can be taken from a registered pension scheme as drawdown pension income and also as taxed lump sums. They amount to a radical reform of pensions in that they will offer… Read more »

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