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The Impact of Interest Rates on Your UK Pension Transfer

February 23rd, 2024

Following several years of the RBA keeping Australia’s Cash Rate Target below 1.00%, successive interest rate rises throughout 2022 has seen the cash rate reach highs not seen in over a decade. While the focus on rate rises is the impact on inflation, the stock market or local property markets, less is understood about theread more

UPDATE: UK State Pension Top-Up Deadline

June 16th, 2023

Eligible UK expats and Aussies that worked in the UK have been granted extra time to top up their UK State pension entitlements.  The initial cut-off date for new rules impacting the amount you can top up was initially slated for 5 April 2023 and then subsequently pushed back to 31 July 2023. Given theread more

UK State Pensions: Mitigating the Impact of Inflation and Market Volatility

August 11th, 2022

Rising inflation across the globe is having an impact on just about every industry, family and business. This includes property market dynamics, rising home loan repayments, strained household budgets and the rising cost of living. UK expats looking to claim the State Pension in Australia may also feel the effects. If you have previously workedread more

Your UK State Pension Guide

October 1st, 2019

For those that are eligible, claiming a UK State Pension is a great way to boost your income in retirement. Unlike the Australian Age Pension, the UK State Pension is not means tested, and even if you haven’t worked there for years, you could still claim. And as the uncertainty of the current political andread more

Your UK Pension Lump Sum – Could you be sitting on a goldmine?

May 31st, 2019

As people move from job-to-job over their working lives, they are likely to accumulate several  super funds, which now given that they are less likely to be eaten up by insurance premiums, could potentially add up to a fairly significant income stream in retirement. While many struggle to locate, consolidate and take advantage of theseread more

Claiming your UK State Pension

February 19th, 2019

Have you been keeping an eye on the newspapers? Our Pensions team have been hard at work fielding queries from a number of UK immigrants, returned Aussie expats and others who have worked in the UK previously – all looking to top up their UK State Pension and set themselves up for an even moreread more

Last Chance to Increase your UK State Pension at Lower Class 2 Rates

September 20th, 2018

5 April 2019 – seems like a fairly unimportant date to most, but if you’ve eligible to purchase UK National Insurance Credits at the Class 2 rate, it’s D-Day. On the 5th (which will come around sooner than you may think), Class 2 rates will be abolished by the UK government and you’ll be stuckread more

QROPS Changes and the Contributions Cap

April 25th, 2017

Pension transfers may seem more complex than ever following the changes on 8 March 2017. Ideally, you would need financial advisors who will look at all of your benefits in Australia and UK to ensure that you are compliant with the legislations of both countries. Whilst advisors do not have a crystal ball for jobread more

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