Defined Benefit Pension Review

I have a Defined Benefit entitlement from an old employment and I want to review my options


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Defined Benefit Pension Review

The defined benefit pension used to be considered the Rolls Royce of pensions however in the last ten years, many have been wound up or had benefits reduced. Even if your scheme is in good shape, there are a number of reasons why you might consider taking a transfer value out of a defined benefit pension;

  • you may want to retire early – if your scheme doesn’t facilitate early retirement you may need to transfer out of it to access your pension
  • you may want to preserve the value of your pension in the event of your death by taking a transfer value to a defined contribution type arrangement
  • you may be seeking to take a higher retirement lump sum than you would get from the defined benefit scheme

If you have a defined benefit pension it may be worth your while considering all your options.

There are a number of important issues to be considered when making the decision whether to stay in, or leave a defined benefit pension. You may find this blog post useful.

We have extensive experience in advising on defined benefit pension schemes and can explain all the issues to you and help you to compare the income promised by your existing defined benefit entitlement, with what we project may be available from the investment of your transfer value.

If you are interested in discussing this further please give us a call on 01 546 1100, send us your details via our Contact Us form, or book a 15 minute video call with us here.

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