Expat Pension Transfer News

Latest 10 news items tagged Pension Transfer

27 Jul at 6 PM 2016

Buying real estate in Europe still the way to go

Whatever the final result of the Brexit negotiations, purchasing property in Spain and other European countries popular with British expats will still be possible. One fact that seems to have been forgotten in the post-Brexit chaos is that many non-EU member state nationals can and are still purchasing homes and holiday villas in EU countries. Even after the UK finally quits the EU, British buyers will still be able to live in EU countries, although there may be more stringent and expensive immigration and financial requirements....
22 Jul at 6 PM 2016

Brexit puts a damper on Britons retirement plans

Brexit’s shock result has all but wrecked the retirement plans of many Brits due to freedom of movement insecurity and possible financial planning chaos. The biggest question mark threatening the retirement plans of a fair proportion of older Brits is the ability to settle legally in one of the many European expat destinations. Although, just a month after the referendum took place, there seems to be a slight easing of doom and gloom as regards freedom of movement, the risk of losing everything is still there. Even more of a risk...
20 Jul at 6 PM 2016

Survey suggests ten best comfort zones for overseas retirement

Retirement overseas means different things for different people, but the essentials remain the same when searching for an affordable comfort zone. Given the political chaos spreading across the Western world, it’s no surprise that more and more people are looking for an escape hatch to exotic climes. Essentials aren’t likely to be as they were in the home country, but neither are the stresses of living in uncertain times. Affordability as regards cost of living and real estate, acceptable, accessible health care, low crime...
15 Jul at 6 PM 2016

UK expats in Spain warned to watch out for financial fraudsters

In spite of frequent warnings, tales of financial fraud and endless on- and offline articles, rogue pension and investment FAs are still rife in British retirement destinations. For decades, Spain has been a favourite with British retirees who’ve had enough of the UK’s dreary weather and escalating cost of living. Around 300,000 escapees from the UK are living a new life in the sun and stretching their state pensions to cover expenses. Sadly, this happy band of expats is as much at risk of being cheated out of their life savings as...
6 Jul at 6 PM 2016

Will Brexit scupper Waitrose British Corner Shop deal

With Brexit’s toxic tentacles invading almost all aspects of expat life in Europe, gourmet Brits hungrily awaiting Waitrose’s’ entry into the online British Corner Shop may well be in for an eventual disappointment. For UK expat foodies unable to live without such British culinary delights as digestive biscuits, Marmite, Wiltshire bacon, Cheddar cheese and sausage rolls, British Corner Shop’s online store and its Europe-wide deliveries have been a lifeline. The introduction of a deal with upmarket purveyor Waitrose was sure to...
6 Jul at 6 PM 2016

Brit expats petition points the need for Spanish dual citizenship

A petition urging the Spanish government to allow UK expats to apply for dual nationality was launched on Monday. Well-known journalist Giles Tremlett together with fellow journalist William Chislett started the petition as an attempt to alert the Spanish government to the dramatic situation faced by Brits in Spain. Tremlett, known for his work with the Economist and the Guardian, has been resident in Spain for 25 years and was unable to vote Remain due to the 15-year disenfranchisement imposed by the UK government. Tremlett told...
1 Jul at 6 PM 2016

Buying residency in popular EU countries restricted to wealthy expats

Securing an idyllic expat life post-Brexit as a resident in favourite European destinations is proving to be only an option for the wealthy. The rush for European passports is gathering steam as the full implications of Brexit hit home, but unless applicants are long-stay or have nationals of that country in their ancestry, there’s no chance unless big money is handed over. Various countries are now offering citizenship to Britishers affected by Brexit – but only at a staggering price. The vast majority of the 1.2 million...
1 Jul at 6 PM 2016

Brexit threatens students, retirees and their dogs

As if the situation post-Brexit wasn’t dire enough for UK expats living in EU countries, more threats are emerging, especially for students, long-stay retirees on the state pension and, unbelievably, their dogs. Although at the present moment no-one is going to be deported from their country of residence after having their assets seized, more bad news about the effects of Brexit is coming out day by day. Brits living in Europe are by now familiar with the potential losses of free healthcare via the European Health card, the strong...
30 Jun at 6 PM 2016

UK expats in Beijing worry about Brexit effects

International expats living and working in Beijing are increasingly concerned about the short- and long-term effects of Britain’s leaving the European Union. UK expats in Beijing and China’s other major cities are in a state of anxiety and uncertainty ever since the shock waves resulting from the Brexit win reverberated across the planet. Although everything’s in a state of flux right now, the possible future implications need to be studied. The big question being asked by expats in China as well as across the rest of the...
29 Jun at 6 PM 2016

Romantic expats propose to counter Brexit effect

One certain strategy to avoid being caught up in disastrous Brexit side-effects is to get married very quickly to your chosen Spanish partner Brits in long-term partnership with Spanish nationals are queuing up to pop the question in order to ensure their rights to stay in Spain after the UK finally leaves the EU. ‘Marry me so that I can stay here’ isn’t the most romantic of proposals but, provided the answer is ‘Yes’, it’s the fastest and most sure way to secure a happy future in the sun. Google searches on the subject of...