It’s A Great Time To Cash In Your Pension For A QROPS

Beleaguered companies are offering huge financial incentives to buy retirement savers out of their final salary pensions. Expats in Australia can take the chance of doing a deal and cashing in their pensions – and here are the risks and advantages explained. What’s the offer? Some FTSE350 employers are dangling huge wads of cash in […]

Cut-Price Set Up Costs For New Range Of QROPS

A leading Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (QROPS) provider is offering a cut price deal for expats transferring their retirement savings. As part of a focus on QROPS for British expats, STM Group has set the establishment fee for the offshore pensions at zero until March 31, 2017. The incentive covers all STM QROPS – […]

QROPS Firms Ready To Swoop On Australian Market

Hawkish Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (QROPS) providers are ready to swoop on the decimated Australia pensions market for expats. 1,650 Australia QROPS were delisted by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) in June in an ongoing row about providing benefits to retirement savers aged under 55 years old. HMRC says only over 55s can access […]

Australian House Prices Up Just 1% In A Year

House prices in Australia stuttered to just below a 1% increase in 2012 after falling in the previous year. The modest rise was better than the performance of most global house markets, but prices will remain in the doldrums, according to research by Fitch Ratings. The firm also predicts mortgage defaults and repossessions in Australia […]