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These independent reviews cover the savings, investment and pension plans and providers most commonly used by international investors and expats like you.
The reviews are designed to help you make well-informed decisions about traditional offshore investment product providers such as Old Mutual International (formerly Royal Skandia and Skandia International), Generali International, Friends Provident International, Hansard International, Zurich International and RL360.
They also cover offshore private banks, investment platforms, offshore wrappers, QROPS providers, offshore fund houses and specific offshore savings and investment products.
Each review gets an AES star rating, and helpful information about features, benefits or risks. Reviews are designed to be used in conjunction with our X-Ray Review™, so you can understand what's best for your personal savings, investments and pensions.
Our independent reviews are our own opinions on the insurance plans and providers most commonly used by international investors and expats.
View the potential benefits and applications for each international trust option, as well as the pros and cons of each.
The costs associated with each platform, the range of funds accessible, and the technology behind each option.
Our own opinions on the offshore bank accounts and service providers most commonly used by international investors and expats.
Make the best financial decisions about your international pension and retirement options.
Each review below gets an AES rating and comes with a generous topping of helpful information on the features and benefits associated with it.
We examine the most commonly sold bond products like Summit, Zenith and Reserve, as well as looking at baby bonds and portfolio bonds.
Which plans pay hidden commission, lock an investor in, or forces them to pay surrender charges to exit?
Learn whether a DFM pays hidden commission to an adviser, offers a flexible and transparent service, or is inflexible or expensive.
We look at the cost of these funds, whether they pay hidden commission, beat their benchmark or under perform.