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Annuity Schemes, is More Transparency Required?

The Financial Services Consumer Panel (FSCP) has urged for changes in how pension annuity schemes are sold, describing the industry as dysfunctional and criticising it for being full of hidden commissions. The FSCP stated that pensioners choosing to invest in annuity schemes with insurers that they already posses a pension plan with could be missing…

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Prince Charles warns of a “miserable future” if the pensions industry doesn’t think long-term

Earlier this week the Prince of Wales warned a National Association of Pension Funds’ (NAPF) conference that their current emphasis on short term investing risked selling our children’s future away. Citing research undertaken by Harvard and London Business Schools, the prince argued that businesses which were willing to improve their attitude to environmental and social…

Call for UAE to allow expatriates to apply for citizenship

In a Dubai daily, influential commentator Sultan Sooud al-Qassemi suggested that long-time expatriates who have made great contributions to society could be considered for citizenship in the UAE. “Perhaps it is time to consider a path to citizenship … that will open the door to entrepreneurs, scientists, academics and other hardworking individuals who have come…

The state of UK frozen pensions

The case of UK frozen pensions may be heating up as two Tory backbench MPs plan to bring an amendment to the Pensions Bill. Currently, UK expat pensioners residing outside of the UK or within the Commonwealth have had their pensions frozen since their payment, with UK inflation rates not applying to their only source…

What is the Most Important Financial Priority?

We’ve heard from a number of Chase Belgrave IFAs that this is one their most commonly heard questions from clients. That is, if they are to save or prepare, what should be their central target? The proper response is that it depends on the individual: we are all unique. Having said that, we can oftentimes…

Chase Belgrave Specialises in QROPS

Chase Belgrave financial experts have recently released information about the QROPS pension transfer. The term QROPS has been all over financial news of late. Here are the basics of the QROPS- Qualifying Recognised Offshore Pension Scheme Chase Belgrave state that a QROPS is simply an offshore pension scheme that complies with the rules and regulations…

Chase Belgrave Runs the Full Gamut of Services

Expat Insurance with Chase Belgrave Chase Belgrave expat information site has highlighted insurance as one of the most vital components of a successful life abroad. When moving overseas, insurance is one of the most important factors to consider. Moving overseas will be tremendously exciting, but there will be risks to be aware of, and insurance…