News 22 Aug 17
Qrops transfer rights secured but specialist advice essential
The UK government’s decision to make pension transfers into recognised overseas schemes a statutory right has been welcomed by the industry, but experts caution that advisers will need real expertise to ensure clients don’t fall victim to scams.
News 26 Jul 17
Qrops market suffers big hit, further falls expected
The number of Qrops transfers in the last financial year dropped to the lowest level since 2010/11 and is expected to fall further on the back of the UK Government’s 25% charge, as the amount of money accessed via the pensions freedoms hits a record high.
News 4 Oct 16
Industry divided on UK plans to relax pension transfer rules
The UK government’s plans to potentially scrap the current ‘advice safeguard’ on some overseas pension transfers has met with a mixed response from the financial services industry, with some experts welcoming the move while others believe it will put consumers at risk of being targeted by fraudsters.
malta sun sea dtas and the eu
Malta has enjoyed a surge in popularity among financial services companies, in the wake of the financial crisis. Hedge funds, pension fund administrators and retiring Britons are relocating there, drawn by its agreeable climate and lifestyle, affordable costs, numerous DTAs, and regulatory infrastructure. Helen Burggraf reports.
momentum launches iom qrop scheme
Momentum Pensions, the pensions provider which has operations in both the Isle of Man and Malta, has launched into the open market an IoM QROPS that it says will compliment and replicate its existing Malta-based qualifying recognised overseas pension scheme.