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by Alexander Beard, on Jan 31, 2019 6:54:56 AM

As a Financial Advice firm, providing advice to Expatriates and UK clients we have seen an increase in demand for our services. Deciding whether to transfer a pension out of …

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by Alexander Beard, on Nov 21, 2018 9:10:09 AM

The Alexander Beard Group launched its service to British Expats around the world in 1995. 2018 has seen a rising demand for our Expat financial planning services as individuals choose …

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by Alexander Beard, on Jul 31, 2018 4:18:26 AM

Q. Do I have to make NI contributions if I am working outside the UK? A. No . It is not mandatory but worth serious consideration if your retirement planning …

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by Alexander Beard, on May 4, 2018 4:53:15 AM

30% Ruling The 30% reimbursement ruling (better known as the 30% ruling) is a tax advantage for highly skilled migrants moving to the Netherlands. When the necessary conditions are met, …

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by Alexander Beard, on Jul 24, 2017 5:34:22 AM

They all died without making a Will. I know we’ve asked before but we’ll ask again… Have you made a Will? As an Expat, there are even more reasons to …

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by Alexander Beard, on Jan 18, 2017 10:54:59 AM

The post-Brexit period could already be having implications, particularly as relate to Franco-British relations, in the form of pension fund transferability. Indeed, the English tax administration, HMRC, has just officially …

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by Alexander Beard, on Feb 26, 2016 6:54:50 AM

You may or may not have heard of a QROPS but if you have a UK personal pension, as many ex-pat Brits do, this article may be of some interest …

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by Alexander Beard, on Feb 26, 2016 6:42:29 AM

Despite sterling strengthening over the first half of 2015, the Pound has fallen over the last year and a half - GBP:USD stood at $1.72 in July 2014, compared to …

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by Alexander Beard, on Jan 12, 2016 9:43:48 AM

If you’re a Brit living in the US, or if you plan to move to the States any time soon, then you need to know about FATCA. The Foreign Account …

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by Alexander Beard, on Oct 1, 2015 11:46:32 AM

New York is one of the most popular destinations that Brits emigrate to. With plentiful international companies making the city their home, and an exciting city environment in which to …

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by Alexander Beard, on Aug 27, 2015 5:38:46 AM

There have been some considerable changes to pension legislation in 2015 that the financial services industry is still trying to adapt to. An increase in flexibility is a positive change …

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by Alexander Beard, on Jul 27, 2015 5:08:03 AM

Retiring abroad is a common desire for many in the UK. For those that move to the sunny Mediterranean countries of the EC their UK state pension is preserved and …

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