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Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme

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What is QROP's?

A Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme, or QROPS, is an overseas pension scheme that meets certain requirements set by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). A QROPS can receive the transfer of UK Pension Benefits without incurring an unauthorised payment and scheme sanction charge. The QROPS program was launched on 6 April 2006 as a part of new legislation with the objective of simplifying pensions.

Typically this occurs when a UK resident leaves the UK to emigrate permanently (or to retire abroad) having built up a pension fund within a scheme approved by HMRC or when a person born abroad who has built up benefits in a HMRC approved UK Pension Scheme decides to return to their home country with an expectation of retiring there. The QROPS does not have to be established in the new country of residence, thus providing greater flexibility and stability, along with choice of scheme provider.


If you have a UK pension and now either reside outside of the UK or plan to, you can transfer your pension into a QROPS, short for Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes – and access a host of benefits.

There are now over three thousand QROPS available, and a myriad of different pension structures on offer.

Finding the best solution for your needs can be frustrating, which is where can help.

We remove the hassle, trouble and time in building the best QROPS solution for your circumstances, and provide you with honest, independent advice and solutions so you can make empowered decisions.


QROP's Benefits

30% Lump Sum Available

Flexible income drawdown rules

No obligation to ever buy an annuity

Avoid the UK’s 55% death tax

Consolidate pensions into one easy to manage fund

Greater investment flexibility

Currency of your choice

Retirement age of 50

Transparent charges

Avoid further changes to UK tax and pensions legislation



Independent Advice, Wherever You May Be

International Advisor are one of the regions largest independent financial advisors – meaning you can benefit from our unparalleled wealth of knowledge, and rest assured the best solution will be delivered.

Being a “whole of the market” financial advisory firm, we can offer advice on every QROPS around the world. We are also noted for our complete service offering, which not only includes building the best solution, but also transferring your pension, and offering sound investment advice.



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