Posts Categorized: QROPS France

The Overseas Transfer Charge

I’ve been scratching my head and trying to think of the benefits of the new Overseas Transfer Charge to the UK exchequer. Almost everywhere I look I see either exceptions to the rule, unfair taxation and future financial insecurity. To recap, the Chancellor recently introduced a new tax on overseas transfers of UK pensions; this includes… Read more »

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 »

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 »