Viewing entries tagged with 'Qrops'

NZ QROPS options shrink as minor players exit

1 May 2017

InvestmentNewsNZ: The rats and mice are deserting the UK pension transfer ship with two minor NZ-registered players cut from the latest official list. More>  

Triggering of Article 50 a fresh blow for Qrops

31 March 2017

International Adviser magazine: The UK government’s move on Wednesday to kick start the official two-year process for leaving the European Union is likely to be a further blow to a Qrops industry still reeling from the shock 25% charge imposed earlier this month. More>

QROPS providers surprised by tax change

10 March 2017 New Zealand QROPS providers say they can work with a surprise change to the regime, revealed in Britain’s latest Budget.The charge will not apply if, at the point of transfer, the person and the QROPS scheme are in the same country, both are within the European Economic Area or the QROPS is provided by an employer. More>

Lifetime eyes Australian QROPS opportunities

24 February 2017

SuperReview: New Zealand-based Lifetime Asset Management Limited has talked up the launch of its Garrison Bridge Superannuation Scheme in Australia at the same time as announcing former NZ Deputy Prime Minister, Sir Michael Cullen, had joined its board. More>

Britannia launches new scheme

8 February 2017 Pension transfer provider Britannia has launched a new scheme, with lower fees and exposure to New Zealand assets. Britannia chief executive Gavin Dixon said the new scheme would follow the existing model of "smart beta" funds. More>

UK pension transfer surge

6 January 2017

FTAdviser: Advisers in the UK have reported a 21 per cent surge in inquiries from people looking to move their UK defined benefit pensions overseas ahead of the imminent triggering of Article 50. More>

QROPS transfer figures revealed

12 December 2016

If you want to know how any people and how much cash have been transferred to Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (QROPS), the British tax man has at last published some revealing figures. iExpats. More>

Green light for post-FMCA ROPS

2 November 2016

The industry had been waiting for an FMCA amendment that would allow ROPS providers to align their schemes' requirements with the withdrawal rules of UK pension funds. More>

Pension transfers may get cheaper

5 October 2016

A British move to scrap its “advice safeguard” for people thinking about transferring their pensions overseas would save migrants money. But one New Zealand pension transfer adviser says it would remove a safeguard that is useful to some. More> 

AMP launches QROPS product

17 August 2016

Migrants looking for someone to help transfer their pensions to New Zealand are not necessarily in the market for a big-name provider or the cheapest fees, it has been argued.