Type "UK pension to NZ" (or similar) into any search engine, and you're presented with numerous companies extolling the various benefits of transferring your British pension to a New Zealand Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (QROPS).
Some of these organisations have "QROPS" or "transfer" as part of their name or may even be promoting their own QROPS product, so you could be forgiven for thinking that transferring to a QROPS is the only viable option.
This is categorically NOT the case!
Are you sure you want to transfer your UK pension? STOP! Don't act until you understand all the options and implications.
I've already transferred my UK pension to a NZ QROPS. Is it possible to switch to another pension scheme?
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How and why has this situation occurred?
In this article we take a brief overview of a very complex subject. By explaining some facts we hope to give readers a greater understanding of how all this may affect their UK-NZ pension transfer options.
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