Specialist FCA Regulated Advice

Defined Benefit Pension Schemes

We have dealt with every major defined benefit pension scheme in the UK, most of which are considered to provide some of the best retirement benefits available to their employees.

However, some people find the options they provide are too restrictive, and, for them, transferring into a more flexible arrangement is more suitable. This might be because of more favourable death benefits, or simply the ability to access their pension fund as and when they wish.

Here are some of the schemes we have dealt with.

Types of Defined Benefit Pension Schemes

These are some of the many schemes that clients have asked for our help on.

Please note that we act for individual clients wanting advice or assistance with their pension schemes; We do not act for, and are not affiliated with the pensions schemes, their sponsoring employer or any of the scheme administrators. We are entirely independent from all of them.

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If you would like to find out if transferring your pension or taking a cash lump sum is suitable for you, we can provide a free initial Pension Transfer Consultation known as abridged advice.

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As part of the consultation we will look at:

  • What existing pension plans you have in place.
  • What your plans are for retirement.
  • Your needs for flexibility and control.
  • The likely cost of more in-depth advice.

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Defined Benefit Pension Transfer Warning

Transferring away from a defined benefit pension scheme means you will lose valuable guarantees.

Taking benefits early will almost certainly reduce your pension income in retirement and is only suitable for a limited number of people and circumstances. This should not be seen as an easy option for raising cash.

If you release all your money from your pension early you will not have anything left to provide you with income in retirement.

When releasing cash from your pension, usually up to 25% is tax free, the balance is taxed at your marginal rate at the time and could change in the future.

Watch the FCA video explaining the expectations of financial advisers when advising you on defined benefit pension transfers.

Grove Pension Solutions Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Reference number 465051).