Asking the right questions today can help make planning for your financial future easier. Whatever your pension question we’re here to help with expert answers, tools and guidance.
We recommend saving around 12% of your income for a comfortable retirement - and more if you have big plans for when you stop working.
More pension plans than ever before are offering this as an investment option. Find out more about investing sustainably and our own commitment to net zero carbon emissions across our investments by 2050.
Times have changed and retirement is no longer a date in the diary when you stop working, answer four simple questions using our Your Future Self tool and see when you could retire.
Speak with your new employer to get more details but generally if you’re over 22 and earn more than £10k a year they’ll automatically enrol you into their workplace pension scheme.
The sooner you start the better, but it’s never too late especially if you’ve the option to join a workplace pension.
Unfortunately pension scams are increasing, and if you’re caught out you could lose your lifetime savings, so it’s important to know what to look out for.
We don’t like to think about being seriously ill, but it’s reassuring to know there are steps you can take to protect your family’s financial security if something did happen.
If you’ve had more than one job you’ll probably have more than one pension. Speak to your pension provider, they can tell you the value of your pension at any time. You could also consider combining your pensions into one pot, making it easier to keep track of.
People have on average 11 jobs in their working life so it’s common to lose track of your pension savings. Don’t worry though there’s lots out there to help:
The perfect time to get your plans in place for your financial future is today. Our experts share their guidance to help you, no matter where you are on your retirement journey and we have lots of tools and guides to help you get the future you want.
If you’re new to saving or haven’t started saving yet our Pension Expert, Monica, is here to help. We look at the pension basics and how saving now can make a big difference to your pension pot by the time you reach retirement.
If you’re already saving that’s a great start. Our Pension Expert, Martyn, helps you take your next steps by talking through the key things to consider to help you check what kind of retirement you’re on track for.
Whether you decide to stop working altogether, keep working full time or reduce your hours our Pension Expert, Robert, helps you learn more about the options available to you and when you’re able to access your pension savings.
Knowing how much you’ll have in retirement is a good place to start. Answer four short questions to see what age you could retire and what you might look like when you get there.
Let’s talk about pensions. Pension Awareness Live is an industry event with live webinars, Q&A sessions and 121 talks with friendly experts throughout September. If you missed out you can watch back the webinars now.
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