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Moved from the UK? Four reasons why your pension should be moved here too | Britannia Financial Services NZ
Released: 19-Nov-2018

Are you originally from the UK and now living in New Zealand, and thinking it may be a permanent move? While you could continue receiving a pension from the UK, many expats are choosing to transfer their pension funds to New Zealand. Here are the key reasons why: LESS STRESS, MORE CONTROL .. Read More...


Brexit may affect pension schemes | Britannia Financial Services NZ
Released: 26-Oct-2018

Thousands of Britons & Kiwis’ investments may suffer if Brexit helps cause an economic downturn. One of the key elements in any kind of investment scheme is alertness – and around the world, millions of British expats are on high alert about Brexit. That applies to the ro.. Read More...


How to avoid pension scams | Britannia Financial Services NZ
Released: 26-Oct-2018

Fraudsters target UK-based pension schemes with lure of high returns to transfer to NZ. Expat ‘Brits’ thinking about transferring their pension schemes to New Zealand are being urged to watch out for scammers looking to fleece a share of their nest eggs. Authorities both here.. Read More...


"A bit of bother" nets $140,000 | Britannia Financial Services NZ
Released: 26-Oct-2018

Woman who thought she had $30,000 in her pension scheme ends up with $170,000. Donna Mathewson had 140,000 surprises after transferring her UK pension to New Zealand – all of them dollars. Mathewson (not her real name), now retired and living in Auckland, had lived and worked in Brita.. Read More...


Man enjoys $800k surprise | Britannia Financial Services NZ
Released: 26-Oct-2018

Billions transferred here in pension funds – but experts say there are risks as well. People are transferring billions of dollars to New Zealand from UK-based pension schemes – but most have no idea what their funds are worth. So says Alun Rees-Williams, director of Auckland-bas.. Read More...


The fallacy of downsizing | Britannia Financial Services NZ
Released: 24-Aug-2018

Many Kiwis need other ways to fund retirement apart from selling the family home. It’s supposed to be the comfortable cushion for baby boomers and many approaching retirement: sell the family home and downsize. But recent research shows that, for many people, downsizing may only &ld.. Read More...


How many of us will work until death? | Britannia Financial Services NZ
Released: 24-Aug-2018

Nearly a quarter of all seniors are still in jobs – and the number is likely to rise. Record numbers of Kiwis are working beyond 65 and face an uncomfortable truth: they may have to keep working until the grave. Statistics New Zealand figures show 24 per cent of those 700,959 eligi.. Read More...


The gap years you don't want | Britannia Financial Services NZ
Released: 24-Aug-2018

Young people take gap years for OE - but senior citizens face a "gap" of more difficult dimensions. Lisa and Oliver McDougall got a big fright when they peered over the edge of what they now call ‘The Gap Years’. The two residents of Auckland’s North Shore thought they .. Read More...


The couple who lived too long | Britannia Financial Services NZ
Released: 24-Aug-2018

Running out of money in their retirement years forces some people into desperate measures. Asked why they needed money, the response from an Auckland couple was heart-breaking: “We didn’t expect to live this long.” For Beryl and Edgar Charles (not their real names), lif.. Read More...


Our UK to NZ free prize draw winner
Released: 27-Apr-2018

We have another winner! Congratulations to Katrina Riches, our latest free prize draw winner for 2 one-way tickets to New Zealand, travelling with Air New Zealand. Katrina attended our stand at the Down Under Expo in, and now, along with her husband Daniel, is planning their trip NZ. We wish.. Read More...