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Need an advisor, no, about transfer overseas

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Customer: about transfer overseas
Submitted: 11 days ago.
Category: Tax
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
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Customer: replied 11 days ago.
My company has made me redundant. They are based in Poland and they were not able to open a UK bank account during the period I was working for them here in London. Therefore, they have been unable to operate and enroll me into a qualifying pension scheme but my pension has been held in an appropriate dedicated Company bank account there, they say.

Now they are offering me two option to receive these payments:

1. To personally enroll into a qualifying pension scheme. And after I successfully enroll to a selected scheme and provide them the necessary details, i.e. name of provider, account name and number (with IBAN and Sort Code), plan number and then they will transfer the pension payment into the selected scheme.

2. To receive the pension payment as a lump sum payment into a personal bank account.

PS: This company was my first employer in the UK and I don’t have any pension scheme set yet.

Now my questions are:

* Will I be able to transfer this money to a QROPS in the UK? Will I pay tax then?
* What will be legal implications I will face if I choose to receive these as a lump sum payment into a personal bank account?
* If I choose to put it into a personal bank account will I be able to transfer this to a pension scheme later? Will I pay tax then?

Well, as you can see above I really need help from a pension / tax advisor to look deep into my situation...

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Thanks
Expert:  Virtual-mod replied 11 days ago.
Hello,

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Thank you!
Expert:  Nicola-mod replied 9 days ago.
Hello,

I apologise as we have not yet been able to find a Professional to assist you. Do you wish for me to continue to search for someone to assist you or would you like for us to close your question at this time?

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Nicola