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Posted By john in oz

CLosing Down Our Partner Forum

With regret we have made a commercial decision to not maintain our partner forum however I will continue to help others as I have done so by providing responses to member's topics as they appear.
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Posted By john in oz

Re: Pension confusion

1) He will receive the pension on the new scales as listed on the HMRC site.

2) If he takes it a lump sum then any tax payable is to the UK Government as that is the jurisdiction it is in.

3 &...
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Posted By john in oz

UK Pension Transfers - Some Movement Update

A response to proposed solutions by treasury has finally been received from HMRC and Treasury are likely to provide guidance to OZ Super funds in the coming week on their options to allow them to...
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Posted By john in oz

Re: Home Loan Requirements - OZ

The $ 3,000 First Home Owners Grant for established homes in WA is no longer available from the 03 Oct 2015.

However the $ 10,000 FHOG still remains for new buildings and construction.

Stamp...
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Posted By john in oz

Re: Info on new UK pensions

The state pension in UK works on you actually contributing to it. if you do not then you get no entitlements to the normal state pension - You can make additional voluntary contributions in order to...
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Posted By john in oz

Re: UK PENSION TRANSFERS POST 6TH APRIL 2015

sorry to hear about things. yes UK inheritance tax of 45 % is a big wack out of your pension funds. Also tax is payable in the Uk where other countries may have more tax friendly outcomes. All the...
Forum: Australia
Oct 12th 2015, 3:12 am
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Posted By john in oz

Re: Living in Oz but earning £ in UK?

As a Broker here - it will come down to what type of visa you have at the time as the main consideration ie whether you are deemed PR, temporary resident or a non resident. As you go down that list...
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Posted By john in oz

Re: Need IFA before take cash from a UK pension

As advised by our UK adviser they do not deal with small amounts and therefore can not assist. I have asked him to provide you a POC if he can to assist you. Cheers John
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Posted By john in oz

Re: UK PENSION TRANSFERS POST 6TH APRIL 2015

It just happens that by chance I also move funds into Gibraltar in limited cases so we can use it to effect Foreign Exchange prior to moving to OZ. There maybe some expats here who have done it who...
Forum: Australia
Oct 9th 2015, 5:31 am
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Posted By john in oz

Re: Money Transfer

As above others are Moneycorp, Halo and HiFX. Look at the FX rate and chose a time where you get a high rate Interbank rate is about 1 GBP to 2.11 Aud which is historically high in the past few...
Forum: Australia
Oct 7th 2015, 3:05 am
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Posted By john in oz

Re: buy to let mortgage in UK

I have already responded to your post topic within our partner forum area. :-)
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Posted By john in oz

Re: UK PENSIONS CAN NOW NO LONGER BE TRANSFERRED TO oz!

UPDATE 07 OCT 2015.

HMRC is currently finalising their response to solutions proposed by the OZ Govt. It is unknown what their response will be but their response is expected soon... So back to...
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Posted By john in oz

Re: UK Buy to let mortgage

I am a finance broker in OZ and have some knowledge on the Uk side of things as well as other legislation. There are no issues generally when maintaining a property rented out in the UK whilst you...
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Posted By john in oz

Re: Starting a Pension / Long Term Investment from Abroad

Yes agree with comments on the sharks out there. Any adviser outside regulated countries (ie Uk & Australia etc) should be approached with caution! They are generally not licenced, sell you...
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Posted By john in oz

Re: Starting a Pension / Long Term Investment from Abroad

You will need to speak with a Uk Adviser - I have sent a POC for Matthew in the UK who will be able to assist you in this regard.

There is a minimum number of years required before you can get a...
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Posted By john in oz

Re: UK PENSIONS CAN NOW NO LONGER BE TRANSFERRED TO oz!

Latest Update - 25 Sept 2015.

OZ Treasury have proposed a number of options to HMRC to allow transfers again but to date there has been no response from HMRC as to what is acceptable to them. ...
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Posted By john in oz

Saving Money on Life & Income Protection Insurance in OZ

The following is a summary of Insurance within Australia and how to save money on it.

To Assist you with this we have now introduced a new website to provide information and quotes:

LIFE...
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Posted By john in oz

Re: Electoral roll question

I am a OZ finance Broker as well - unsure how being on the electoral improves your credit rating? You would from my experience be classed as non resident for future lending and they would simply...
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Posted By john in oz

Re: Need IFA before take cash from a UK pension

No worries - to further to add to the above. The new rules require you to obtain advice on transfer of any funded defined benefit scheme Public or Private over 30 K GBP. Therefore , they are...
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Posted By john in oz

Re: Access UK private pension as australian expat

Looper - you are correct - once you reach retirement age which is from aged 55 in the UK you are entitlement to access your Pension fund in accordance with the rules at that time.

Currently you...
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Posted By john in oz

Re: Need IFA before take cash from a UK pension

Sorry for late response -

we have a UK Adviser that we work with that can assist you in the provision of advice etc for you and specialises in this area - simply contact me and we will organise...
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Posted By john in oz

Re: Superannuation, Self Managed Super Funds and Pensions in OZ

Good to hear that it is resolved - It is my experience in dealing with such matters to always give them a call to clarify and confirm as this can save you a lot of money.

There are no stupid...
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Posted By john in oz

Re: Superannuation, Self Managed Super Funds and Pensions in OZ

good idea it pays to ask the question costs you nothing...
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Posted By john in oz

Re: Superannuation, Self Managed Super Funds and Pensions in OZ

well that is a difference of $ 2 K - You need to follow this up with them. They may have admin fees in this or something but it seems a big difference. They should be able to explain what has...
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