The market for final salary pension transfers has exploded over the last 2 years and the temptation to “cash in” a final salary pension has never been greater. If you are one of those pondering whether to transfer your final salary pension, you need to seek specialist advice from people like us who are technically qualified and regulated to give advice. The wrong decision could result in you not having enough to live on.
Transferring to a private scheme offers exciting options to many people, which is why an estimated 210,000 people moved £50 billion pounds in the two years. For many, if not most people, a transfer is not suitable, due to its cast-iron, and usually inflation-linked, guarantee of income for life.
Final salary pension transfers are irreversible, so you must consider the pros and cons very carefully and advice from an independent, qualified pension transfer specialist is essential.
There are several important factors to consider before deciding whether a transfer might be suitable for you.
If the answer to any of the questions above is ‘yes’, then a transfer is probably not suitable for you. If your answers are all ‘no’, then you should consider a range of other factors.
If the answer to any of these is ‘yes’, then a transfer might be right for you and you should speak to a specialist adviser who can look at look at your circumstances in more detail.
Our drive and goals are the same – we want to keep you, and the people who rely on you, safe in retirement.
We take seriously important decisions that affect the rest of your life - we want to keep you safe and have a robust process of understanding you to ensure we advise you correctly. Our final salary transfer specialists are here to help guide you towards making the right decision.
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