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This blog is a reference point for English-speaking residents and visitors to Spain. It is written by David Goodall, an experienced Financial Adviser in both UK and Spain. More Info

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UK Pension scheme or plan but you live in Spain?

August 17, 2011 by davidgoodall

It seems that every year, in the UK, there are new laws, new regulations, new ideas or changes to pension plans or schemes. Just to complicate matters there are still… Read more…

Ten things they won’t tell you about QROPS

June 2, 2011 by davidgoodall

The concept of QROPS is excellent, the quality of advice often lacking. It doesn’t apply to all ‘International Financial Advisers’ but it applies to very many. Some are guilty on… Read more…

UK Pension, 100% Cash

May 11, 2011 by davidgoodall

This relates to benefits from a UK company for employees whose work means they are abroad not just full time but part of the year too. There is scope for… Read more…

QNUPS – Qualifying Non-UK Pension Schemes

April 26, 2011 by davidgoodall

QNUPS is important for retirement planning, mitigating Inheritance Tax (IHT) and especially pertinent is the opportunity for ‘in-specie’ transfers. In fact the IHT planning element was brought about as a… Read more…

Pension Reciprocation Plan (PRP)

April 11, 2011 by davidgoodall

Introduction The purpose of the PRP is to maximise and utilise the value of an individual’s pension fund. Although the PRP enables immediate access to a capital sum this is not… Read more…

Spanish Legal / financial terms and expressions – Translated

April 4, 2011 by davidgoodall

This is a very comprehensive list which could come in handy, one day. Translations – Comprehensive list of terms and expressions used in financial and legal Transactions A. Abogado –… Read more…

QROPS Questions & Answers

March 28, 2011 by davidgoodall

Reading the English speaking press, it becomes apparent that there are many companies advertising QROPS. But what are your questions? Maybe one or more of them figure here. Qualifying Recognised… Read more…