European migration and pensions: the revolving door

  Few current political issues attract as much controversy as immigration. Previously little known political parties have sprung up all over Europe voicing their concerns on the subject. Established parties are desperately trying to modify their policies to reflect the variety of public opinion, whilst the EU stands firm on the founding principle of freedom… Read more »

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The impact on pensions of a ‘yes’ vote on Scottish independence – threat or opportunity?

Much has been written about the financial implications of a ‘yes’ vote on Scottish independence. However, no aspect of financial planning is more important than the impact of a ‘yes’ vote on pensions. As the deadline approaches, uncertainty abounds, with one side seemingly keeping their fingers crossed that everything will be alright, and the other… Read more »

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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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