Wren Sterling has signed up to the Pension Transfer Gold Standard, a new mark of quality in the pension transfer market awarded by the Personal Finance Society (PFS). The Pension Transfer Gold Standard helps consumers recognise good practice, ethical and professional standards when seeking financial advice on pension transfers and firms must satisfy nine principles [...]
There really is no way of knowing whether you should transfer your final salary pension without gaining a deep understanding of your personal circumstances. We speak to plenty of people who say they want to transfer out of their final salary pension scheme regardless of our view, but there's logic to an adviser's recommendation. Our [...]
Transferring a final salary (DB) pension may look attractive, but there are disadvantages. For many, it may be best to retain those benefits and remain in the scheme. Find out why you might not want to transfer away.
Investments made through pension wrappers have reached a new high of £13.4bn in the third quarter of 2017, up 66.3 per cent on last year.*
The figures showed the amounts coming into pensions through transfers was particularly high. For instance, transfers into self-invested personal pensions (SIPP) more than doubled over the past 12 months to reach £1.9bn.
In recent years final salary pension schemes have been phased out by employers because people are living for longer and the uncrystallised liabilities are wreaking havoc with corporate balance sheets. Robert Blumberger explains why this is happening and sounds a cautionary note for those attracted to the idea of transferring.