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  1. Hi, It’s been a while - life, hey, but I hope you’re all well. Turns out I need to claim my UK pension from Royal Mail, and I don’t know what to do. The guys at Vista Finance were absolutely wonderful and told me that given how little is in the pension, i would lose more than I’d gain by formally transferring the pension. I’m a Aus citizen with a small lump sum in England and an annual pension of something like a couple of thousand £pa. If I give the pension people my Australian bank account details, will the bank automatically convert it and if so, will there be charges or just a slightly lower conversion rate? With the lump sum, I obviously want to lose as little as possible as there’s not much TO lose ! I know I will pay tax on the money, and whilst I think that’s fair, again, I’d like to pay as little as possible…would it help if I put the money in my Super? I’ve tried asking the bank but whilst the person in International was lovely, when I asked about charges, she told me she “didn’t think so” . We went to a financial advisor, (not Vista as it was a different issue) but they didn’t help at all. I’m hoping that someone on here has actual experience that can help guide me . TIA LC
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