Preparing for your Retirement

Even if this seems a long way off, having a plan in place is vital to ensuring the lifestyle you want is achievable.

The April 2015 Pension Reforms mean a pension scheme can be far more flexible than ever before, so you should consider how you use one as part of your plan.

This applies whether you are saving for your retirement, have existing savings or investments in a pension scheme and if you are over 55 years old, these changes could affect you immediately.

Creating your Plan

It is possible that you could spend a third of your life in retirement and your income needs do not necessarily reduce just because you stop work.  This means your retirement is likely to be one of your largest lifetime expenses.

It’s never too late to start your plan and you will want to review it as your circumstances change but any pension savings you make for your future are not ‘lost’ even if you die.

You will find lots of information here to help you understand the changes and the choices you have but if you would like to create or review your plan then our Financial Planning Service will help.

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Retirement - What are the key considerations?

Whatever you want to do when you retire, the better prepared you are, the more rewarding it will be.

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Visualise your financial future

Our Private Banking Retirement Planner is a forecasting tool you can use to get an insight into how your finances could potentially look at retirement and beyond.

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Pensions – What are the tax advantages and implications?

The Government offers generous tax relief on pension contributions to encourage people to save for their retirement.

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Pension changes 2015 – What are the key points?

The biggest reforms in pensions in almost a century were announced in the 2014 Budget, giving you more choice.

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Retirement – What are my choices?

There are important decisions to make in preparation for your future and at retirement. We can help you at every step.

How we can help you

New rules that came into force in April 2015 offer greater freedom on what you can do with your pension pot. It is important to make sure you understand all your options so that you make the right decision for you. Our Financial Planning Service can help you consider all these things and create a plan just for you.

Case studies

Here we provide example case studies to help you consider options about your retirement.

Investment into an ISA or Pension

Chris is a higher rate tax payer in his mid forties and he wants to make a tax efficient investment of £15,000 to use later in life.

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Pension for children  and grandchildren

Dave and Ann are a married couple in their late sixties. They would like to save for their grandchild’s future using disposable income.

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Starting to save early into a pension

 Dave is 30 and wants to save regularly into a pension  and wants to weigh up the potential benefits of saving early rather than later.

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Pension reforms 2015

Richard Anderson, Head of Wealth Planning Proposition, Lloyds Bank Private Banking, discusses the Chancellor’s April 2015 pension reforms.

Jargon Buster – understand and unlock your pension

Jargon Buster – understand and unlock your pension

From FADs to UFPLS, understand some pensions terms and acronyms.