When you are approaching your NRA we will write to you with full details of your pension benefits and your options relating to your pension about four months beforehand.
It is important that you keep the Scheme up to date with your latest contact details so payment of your pension is not delayed. Contact us for further details.
Transferring your pension
At any time before you start to draw your pension, you can ask us to transfer the value of your deferred pension to another UK-registered pension arrangement or a Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme registered with HM Revenue and Customs. This value of your benefits is called a 'cash equivalent transfer value'. A cash equivalent transfer value will be provided in your retirement pack shortly before your NRA. Alternatively, you can ask for a statement of your cash equivalent transfer value at any time (but usually not more than once in any 12-month period).
Pensions Liberation Fraud
The Pensions Regulator (tPR) has recently run a ‘pensions predators’ awareness campaign to warn individuals against transferring pension benefits to arrangements that promise to ‘liberate’ your pension benefits, for example before age 55 and which could give rise to significant tax penalties – up to 55% - for the individual. To better understand what a ‘pension predator’ is, you can visit www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/individuals/dangers-of-pension-scams.aspx.
Keep ahead of the latest scams!
The number of reported scams since the start of the COVID-19 situation has increased dramatically. Please visit the FCA's website to stay up-to-date and avoid falling victim.