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Pensions & Pints: A Special 'Educational'­ Meetup

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  • Do you have money sitting in a pension back home? Would you like to know more about what options there are for integrating your British pension into your retirement plans here in Canada? We're looking to host a special educational meetup. Dates and location to be determined, but most likely sometime in mid-December in Vancouver. Once we gather an idea of how many people are interested, we'll look to determine a specific location and date.

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  • Danuta

    Am interested.

    November 9

  • Gail M.

    I took my money out of the pension system before I left for Canada and have not looked back since without regret.

    November 21, 2013

    • Terry

      Are you an echo? You said exactly that before!

      October 13

  • Malcolm P.

    I am definitely interested.
    Malcolm Pinteau.

    October 12

  • Gail M.

    I took all my pension money out before I left for Canada and have never looked back. Sorry!

    August 15, 2014

    • Jazib

      Can one do that before reaching age of retirement?

      August 15, 2014

    • Gail M.

      Yes within 2 years of starting the process.

      August 15, 2014

  • Joey B.

    Hi everyone,

    We apologize for not going through with this engagement. There has been interest, however everyone's schedules and locations were so varied that it seemed impossible to make something work.

    With that being said, our commitment was to provide relevant information to you. Pension transfers are complex and not always the right option for everyone.

    So, for anyone that is still interested in learning more, I would encourage you to shoot me an email. We can set up a time to discuss over the telephone and go over your details privately. We will do our best to inform you as to what options may be available to you.

    You can email me at [masked]


    1 · August 15, 2014

  • Jazib

    I have only a small amount of pension money in the UK from my 2 year stint at working for Barclays - but it should still be a material amount. However, not being native to the UK and it being highly unlikely to ever secure a resident visa for me to return to the country that I love so much, I would like to know if there's a possible scenario in which I can extract my pension account. Any thoughts, advice or help shall be appreciated in the matter.

    August 15, 2014

  • Helena C.

    Hi! I am definitely interested in attending this. It's been at the back of my mind for some time as I'm pretty much retired already although I'm under 60. Thank you so much (in advance) for thinking of putting this on.

    May 28, 2014

  • Carol H.

    Prefereably on 16th December or earlier- I'd be interested!

    November 29, 2013

  • Jason B.

    I hope that I will be in Vancouver long enough to enjoy my pension so any advice on how to avoid losing any money to transfer my pension would be a bonus. A weekend would be ideal if this could be organised

    November 23, 2013

  • Mark C.

    Can this be on a weekend as we live out in the valley?

    November 22, 2013

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  • Susan

    Hello fellow Brits! Lived here almost 5 years now. Love it here it but always nice to keep in... more

  • Lesley

    I've lived in Canada for 30 years. Of course, I still love all things British. :)

  • Malcolm P.

    Retired CA living in Cowichan Bay on the Island

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  • MJ +1

    I'm a milliner from Brighton, me and the husband are missing some Brit sense of humour. I love... more

  • Richard H.

    Hi everyone from staffordshire

  • Becky J.

    Hi, I am Rebecca

  • Jazib

    Moved recently to Surrey, BC from Leeds, Yorkshire. Apart from the English weather, missing... more

  • Linda W

    Originally from Montreal but lived in London, UK for 8 years. Took out British nationality while... more

  • Helena C.

    Hi, Everyone - I live in White Rock, BC but we used to live in Kits. I come to Vancouver 1 or 2... more

  • Carol H.

    Full disclosure, but lived in England for ten years and am always ready for a shot of nostalgia!

  • Jason B.

    A Yorkshireman who met an Irish lass and chased her over to Belfast 7 years ago. ... more

  • Mark C. +1
  • Margery H.

    Emigrated from the UK in 1979 but always do what I can to live and laugh with a British accent!

  • Andy +1

    Owner of the British Store in New Westminster, Support Chelsea, enjoy food, drink, travel,... more

  • Terry

    Born & raised in Somerset (no jokes) I've never been a turnip-puller,­ and I don't... more

  • John C.


  • Joey B.

    Love to play drums, watch sports

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  • Gail M.

    Although I was born in the US, my English parents took me back to England at 6mth old and have... more

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