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Forum: France
Feb 22nd 2022, 6:42 am
Replies: 27
Views: 1,172
Posted By Otto The Squid

Re: Looking for pension advice

UK IFAs do not have passporting rights in the EU.

However, MiFID rules (investments) do not cover British pensions anyway. So,if a UK IFA has suitable PI cover to provide advice to non-UK...
Forum: USA
Jul 4th 2021, 2:20 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 12,426
Posted By Otto The Squid

Re: UK Final salary pension transfer

I would not bother. Firstly, there is no such thing as a non-regulated SIPP. All SIPPs are UK personal pensions, regsitered with HMRC and subject to FCA regulation. Expats do not have restrictions on...
Forum: USA
Feb 28th 2021, 4:07 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 12,426
Posted By Otto The Squid

Re: UK Final salary pension transfer

DB trustees should deal with a transfer request within 6 months.
As far as regulation is concerned, ideally use a UK FCA regd adviser (with DB permissions) that also has an SEC licence.
Forum: Canada
Feb 12th 2021, 12:07 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 5,038
Posted By Otto The Squid

Re: Chase Buchanan Wealth Management

Is this company regulated to provide advice in Canada- given it seems to have an office there?
Forum: Spain
Dec 10th 2020, 10:00 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,302
Posted By Otto The Squid

Re: Reliable tax & investment planning advisory firms

Those IFAs that work on an agreed fee basis- before recommending anything- should not be biased.

However most work on commission and have 'partners' displayed on their websites. The partners being...
Forum: Spain
Dec 8th 2020, 7:20 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,302
Posted By Otto The Squid

Re: Reliable tax & investment planning advisory firms

If you are still UK tax resident, then you may need both a UK and EU based adviser as the passporting of licences from the UK to EU and vice-versa will come to an end.

Avoid insurance based...
Forum: USA
Oct 6th 2020, 4:31 am
Replies: 47
Views: 12,426
Posted By Otto The Squid

Re: UK Final salary pension transfer

I saw the text of that deleted post.

A fundamental lack of understanding of the pension trsnsfer rules and misleading.
Forum: USA
Aug 26th 2020, 11:46 am
Replies: 47
Views: 12,426
Posted By Otto The Squid

Re: UK Final salary pension transfer

You are aware that so-called International SIPPs are actually UK registered pensions.By definition, they are UK based.
Forum: Australia
Jul 10th 2020, 7:28 am
Replies: 44
Views: 9,721
Posted By Otto The Squid

Re: UK pension transfer

While a DB scheme will require an FCA regd pension transfer specialist, the adviser would have to work with an Australian regd adviser to move part/all of the funds to Australia.

However, there...
Forum: Canada
Feb 21st 2020, 5:05 am
Replies: 136
Views: 42,484
Posted By Otto The Squid

Re: Uk pensions in Canada

Wouldn't you recommend seeing a tax adviser before transferring?
Forum: Canada
Nov 24th 2019, 7:50 am
Replies: 69
Views: 21,293
Posted By Otto The Squid

Re: Alexander Peter Wealth Management: any comments?

It is a B2B platform, access to it is via an IFA that is FCA regulated in the UK.
Forum: Canada
Nov 23rd 2019, 5:17 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 21,293
Posted By Otto The Squid

Re: Alexander Peter Wealth Management: any comments?

You are the fully UK qualified adviser, with 35 years' experience, you should know your market. (BTW, I have sent the link to the firm and the charges to a moderator, just so that it is clear that I...
Forum: Canada
Nov 22nd 2019, 12:32 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 21,293
Posted By Otto The Squid

Re: Alexander Peter Wealth Management: any comments?

If you want to help people, provide factually correct information.

Indeed, pension rules in Canada are different to Australia. This is why I posted comments from two recognised experts earlier in...
Forum: Canada
Nov 22nd 2019, 10:38 am
Replies: 69
Views: 21,293
Posted By Otto The Squid

Re: Alexander Peter Wealth Management: any comments?

Restrictions? They would have to meet HMRC rules for recognition.

What 25% tax penalty are you referring to? This is about residents in Canada and, if the investor is in the same territory as the...
Forum: Canada
Nov 22nd 2019, 4:43 am
Replies: 69
Views: 21,293
Posted By Otto The Squid

Re: Alexander Peter Wealth Management: any comments?

I suspect he/she has just finished the 5 day "become a financial adviser" course.
Forum: Canada
Nov 21st 2019, 5:08 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 21,293
Posted By Otto The Squid

Re: Alexander Peter Wealth Management: any comments?

Canada QROPS are back on the HMRC list. Momentum, as far as I am aware (and according to the FCA register) have been regulated since 2014 and so how did you manage to have one of their SIPPs for so...
Forum: Spain
Aug 4th 2019, 6:23 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,481
Posted By Otto The Squid

Re: Alexander Peter Wealth Management

Looking at their website. Cannot see any reference to where or how they are regulated.

Red Flag here at the bottom of the page.

Alexander Peter Wealth Management provide Independent Financial...
Forum: Spain
Aug 4th 2019, 6:06 am
Replies: 1
Views: 780
Posted By Otto The Squid

Continental Wealth Management

I have just been forwarded this article from the Sunday Mail. Plunder in paradise: The 'adviser' behind a Costa scam that has cost expat pensioners £25MILLION – and led one to attempt suicide...
Forum: Canada
Jun 5th 2019, 4:34 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 21,293
Posted By Otto The Squid

Re: Alexander Peter Wealth Management: any comments?

Would prefer not to give out names of IFA firms on here, they are competitors and a firm I have worked with in the past. I merely wanted to make the point that I would expect both to know what they...
Forum: Canada
Jun 5th 2019, 3:25 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 21,293
Posted By Otto The Squid

Re: Alexander Peter Wealth Management: any comments?

Sort of related to this, but specifically to those resident in Canada that have/want to transfer a final salary pension to a SIPP (personal pension).

I have been reading a UK IFA FB forum (UK...
Forum: Italy
Jun 4th 2019, 12:07 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 3,987
Posted By Otto The Squid

Re: Independent financial advisor in Italy

Okay, answered my own question as it is written on their website. So, investment advice comes with an insurance product in all cases then. How are they tax efficient in a pension?

All financial...
Forum: Italy
Jun 4th 2019, 11:20 am
Replies: 26
Views: 3,987
Posted By Otto The Squid

Re: Independent financial advisor in Italy

Struggling to see any investment licences for this firm-only a branch of an insurance intermediary.
Forum: Canada
Apr 24th 2019, 4:51 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 21,293
Posted By Otto The Squid

Re: Alexander Peter Wealth Management: any comments?

There are so many issues on that website, it would take ages. For example, the incorrect LTA, misinformation about Inheritance Tax and pensions(to promote QROPS), not stating how the LTA charge works...
Forum: Canada
Apr 24th 2019, 8:21 am
Replies: 69
Views: 21,293
Posted By Otto The Squid

Re: Alexander Peter Wealth Management: any comments?

Was not suggesting you were recommending. It is just that the pros and cons are misleading.
Forum: Canada
Apr 23rd 2019, 5:01 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 21,293
Posted By Otto The Squid

Re: Alexander Peter Wealth Management: any comments?

The first firm is regulated by the FCA, but does not have a registered adviser and cannot provide investment advice or pensions advice. The second firm's pages are full of E&Os and only has an...
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