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Featuring the latest retirement news, these articles show you how to make the most out of your pension, and provide information on retirement planning, pension transfers, QROPS, QNUPS and SIPPS.
This market is volatile – and our team of experts can help you understand the factors at play by stripping away the opinions and reporting the solid facts.
We’ll keep you up to date with the latest legislation, how to claim pensions when you are overseas, and any changes to British pension rules.
To compliment this offering, we also look at the latest expat lifestyle trends – so you stay informed of the latest news and developments – wherever you are in the world.

Money is not the main reason older people work beyond their retirement age, according to a new survey. Some have no choice to keep on working to pay the bills because they have no savings or fail to qualify for the state pension. But the majority have other reasons for staying...
If you have not drawn up a financial timetable as you approach retirement, then it’s never too late to start. To help with some of the key questions you need to answer as retirement approaches, here are some points to consider and hints of when to make the decisions. The first...
Oil prices may have bounced back but they are unlikely to break the $50 a barrel mark for some time, according to industry analysts. Prices are stubbornly sticking around $47 to $49 a barrel as US suppliers have revealed a stockpile of 4.5 million barrels. The recent recovery peaked at just...
Financial advisers often talk about the wide range of investments retirement savers can hold in a SIPP without explaining just what these investments are. So, here's a list of allowable pension investments from HM Revenue and Customs. These are investments that can be held in a SIPP without triggering an 'unauthorised...
Consumer watchdog the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is challenging firms running unregulated investment schemes in London’s High Court. The FCA claims two investment programs - African Land and Reforestation Projects, also called Capital Carbon Credits – break financial rules. Both schemes were promoted and sold by financial firm Capital Alternatives, the...
Family conflicts can be so emotional and painful. As parents age, many problems can arise among the rest of the family – and many of these centre on financial issues. Questions include who should be in charge of money?  Should Dad stop handling the family’s expenses?  Does your Mum gave away...
Moves to clean up Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes for expats is missing the mark, according to critics. The aim is to stop fraudsters stealing pension cash by making more checks into the people behind the scheme and the way money transferred in is invested and managed. The Pension Liberation Industry...
Retirement may be a thing of the past for millions of workers, according to a new survey. More than a third of workers – that’s around 12 million people – have no idea of when they will retire or whether they can afford to give up work. The problem is worse...
Companies are higher paying golden goodbyes to get rid of final salary pensions than ever before. Workers looking forward to a guaranteed £20,000 a year pension when they retire are routinely offered 30 times that amount to leave their workplace scheme. That £600,000 in cash is tempting – but is it...
Expats may believe they have saved enough cash in their pensions to fund a comfortable retirement only to find they have miscalculated how long they will live. New research highlights that a company based in one country may not take lifestyle factors into account in other countries that could lead...
Chancellor George Osborne is trying to instil a savings culture in the workplace so everyone has enough money to fund a comfortable retirement – but no one really knows how much they need in the bank to see them through their golden years. The problem is we know death is...
Retirement savers have had more choice about how they spend the money in their pensions for more than two years, but not everyone understands how pension freedoms work. Often the problem is making financial decisions in the wrong order, which can lead to costly risks and potentially paying too much...
Today’s thirtysomethings need to have a pension pot of £666,000 to fund a comfortable retirement at the same standard of living as their grandparents have today. Inflation will soar by a more than 150% between now and 2050, according to research by financial firm Royal London. By then, state pension age...
One of the good points about retirement is you no longer have to worry about saving into a pension. A pension is just one of several bills that change with the witch from working to staying at home. That’s why trying to work out how much money you will spend in...
The dire state of pension finances of those ready to retire this year is exposed in new research by a leading financial firm. One in seven approaching retirement have no pension to rely on other than the state pension, the study by Prudential found. And 39% of those planning to retire...