It’s an undeniable fact that we are all living longer. It’s also true that with state pension age increasing, the responsibility for planning for retirement has moved away from the state and increasingly towards the individual.
It’s therefore increasingly important to ensure that your retirement plan is clear, focused and designed to achieve an income sufficient to live the retirement you desire. The first step we take in ensuring that you are able to do this, is to work with us to calculate how much income you need.
We then review any existing provisions (including existing pension policies and investments) to ensure we understand what benefit will be provided by these. This also gives us an opportunity to research these products to ensure that they are both competitively charged and appropriately invested.
Once we fully understand what you need for your retirement, together with the provisions you already have in place it allows us to understand what we need to do to ensure we can ‘fill the gap’ to ensure your income is enough for you to live the retirement you want.
Please note that a pension is a long term investment. The fund value may fluctuate and can go down. Your eventual income may depend upon the size of the fund at retirement, future interest rates and tax legislation.
A pension is just a tax efficient savings plan but pensions planning can be complex.
There are two main aspects to pensions; saving and drawing an income. We can help with both.
Regardless of the scope of our advice, our financial planning is all about you, your aspirations and your circumstances.
Whether you are a first time buyer, looking to remortgage, purchase a second home or even looking to release equity to provide income in retirement. This is where our advisers excel.
Providing adequate cover and the right protection is not as easy as you might think. As Independent and Restricted Financial Advisers we can find the one that best suits your requirements.