Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes
News 7 Jun 17
Rops list sees Aussie rebound but Channel Islands wane further
After missing its Monday deadline, HM Revenue & Customs released an updated recognised overseas pension scheme (Rops) list on Wednesday that saw Australian scheme numbers rise, while Guernsey and Jersey continued their declines.
News 18 Apr 17
Nine countries dropped as Qrops list culled by 30%
Nine countries were dropped and one added when HM Revenue & Customs updated its list of qualifying recognised overseas pension schemes (Qrops) on Tuesday after it was temporarily suspended following drastic changes to overseas pension transfers.
STM scopes out Australian QROPS offering as business booms
International pensions administrator STM Group is looking to offer QROPS tailored for UK expats in Australia after HMRC scrapped thousands of schemes from its approved list in July.
DeVere suspends affiliated QROPS information website
Independent financial advisory firm deVere Group said it has temporarily suspended an affiliated web site that offered information and advice on UK pension transfers into Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes (QROPS)
HMRC confirms Australian super funds are no longer QROPS
HM Revenue & Customs has confirmed that Australian superannuation funds no longer meet the requirements to be considered a Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (QROPS), according to the Australian Superannuation Funds Association (ASFA).
HMRC waives penalty charges on KiwiSaver pension transfers
HM Revenue & Customs will waive penalty charges on UK pension fund transfers made between 6 April and 17 June into KiwiSaver schemes which have now lost QROPS status.
QROPS interest grows following UK pension ‘frustrations’
Advisers have reported a growing interest in QROPS as expats grow increasingly “disappointed and frustrated” with the inability of UK providers to accommodate April’s pension freedoms.
Advisers told to delay QROPS transfers as HMRC suspends list
Advisers have been “strongly advised” to exercise caution around QROPS transfers until HMRC lifts its suspension of the overseas pensions list, with the Revenue suggesting that schemes will be missing upon its return.