UK advice is required for all Defined Benefit transfers over £30K or where there is a guaranteed annuity rate.
In our experience, the best transfer outcomes are a product of expert advice that properly considers your situation from both an Australian and UK perspective.
It is important to understand that the overseas pension transfer market attracts all types of advisers. Some are regulated in locations with strong regulatory oversight (where qualifications and expertise are essential), but many are based in countries where regulation is light or non-existent. The quality and cost of advice, as well as client protection, varies markedly.