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The QROPS industry's leading expatriate voice, with news and information on the events shaping the expatriate landscape around the world.

Choosing The Right IFA For Your Family

Finding the right professional who we can trust with our pensions, family finances and savings is like recruiting a specialist to fill a role in a business – but few of us think that way. Hiring a financial expert at work would involve a lengthy and detailed process of applications, interviews and reference checking before […]

QROPS: Pension Liberation Scammers Looking Overseas Now

HMRC, the tax man and pension providers have all expressed concern that pension liberation scammers may now be using offshore schemes for their swindle, regardless of whether the saver lives overseas or not. A QROPS is a platform for those who either currently live overseas or plan to within the next 12 months. It offers […]

Gordon Brown’s Legacy Remains

Despite proving as short lived a Prime Minister as can be recently recalled, the true extent of Gordon Brown’s effect on the lives of the working man can be traced back to 1997 when he was chancellor. It has now been revealed exactly how much Gordon Brown single handedly decimated final salary schemes to the […]

Global Balance Of Economic Power Is Shifting

Ebbing and flowing economic power around the globe has caused the British government to look at how changing wealth patterns will affect government policy – but they are also a useful indicator for investors as well. The report points out that financial power is not shifting inside traditional national boundaries, but in other more subtle […]

New governor takes over at the Bank of England

A new governor has taken over the helm of the Bank of England as former governor Sir Mervyn King stepped down to retire. Mark Carney has joined the bank from the Bank of Canada and is now officially installed as governor. The £874,000 a year job makes him one of Britain’s best-paid public servants. Chancellor […]

Six Steps To Choosing The Right Currency Broker

Anyone switching Sterling overseas has a choice of several services, including banks, money transfer services and specialist brokers. Many advertise no commission and cheap rates, so comparing features is not always easy – and the cheapest is not always the best. So to help choose the right foreign currency exchange deal, consider these six key […]