The Pension Protection Fund (PPF)
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF)
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) was established by the government in 2005 to help protect members of Defined Benefit pension schemes.
If an employer becomes insolvent and the scheme has a ‘deficit’ -which means that there may not be sufficient money for the scheme to meet its commitments – the PPF can step in and pay compensation to members.
This generally means that 90% of your pension would still be payable, potentially more if benefits are already in payment.
Further information can be obtained from the Pension Protection Fund website https://www.ppf.co.uk/what-it-means-ppf.
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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).
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Grove Pension Solutions assisted in moving my company pension to a personal pension, which will allow me to retire 7 years earlier than planned.
Since the FCA have made this option very difficult, Grove made the process very swift and smooth, with true professionalism throughout the process. The communication was excellent at all times, and there was always someone to answer a question if it arose.
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Grove managed the transfer of my pension swiftly and kept me in touch with the process at all times. On occasions when I telephoned with questions they were patient, and regardless of who I spoke to, the staff were knowledgeable, friendly and reassuring. Grove Pension Solutions went above and beyond to complete my transfer and I cannot thank them enough.
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In the final stages of my transfer, throughout the process the service has been very professional, regular updates by phone and email, the advisors are very friendly and explain the process in an easy to understand way. Have recommended to two other people already, wouldn't have any hesitation to use Grove Pension Solutions again, 10/10 thank you.