Step 4 – Things to consider

Don't rush into anything – there are lots of things to think about. This step covers some of the key things to do before making your final decision including getting some free and independent support from the Government via Pension Wise.

If you are happy you’ve covered all the bases then its time to move onto Step 5 – Ready to choose.

Know your pension

Understand the features that may apply to your pension – and what they could mean for you.

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Shop around

Learn how to compare products and providers to get the best outcome for you.

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Government guidance

Pension Wise is a free and independent pensions guidance from the Government.

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Find an Independent Financial Adviser

You may need to pay for any advice.

Find an IFA

Scams

There are now more opportunities for people to scam you out of your pension pot.

Make sure you know it’s not a scam.

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And don’t forget…

The impact of taking your pension pot can affect your current situation:

Tax
Benefits
Debt