The beneﬁts of combining your pension.
Know how much money you’ve built up
Once you’ve merged your pensions into one plan, you can quickly and easily know how much money you’ve built up for retirement and track your contributions to ensure they are being received.
How well are your investments performing
You could track how your investments have performed, monthly or annually, without complicated spreadsheets. A single pension fund will help you to make comparisons against other providers or identify a drop in performance. With Hilltop’s Aftercare service, we can monitor your pension’s performance ongoing.
How much retirement income you could enjoy
Merging pensions together could enable you to beneﬁt from better performance, lower fees and help you keep on top of your pension.
Understand if you need to make more signiﬁcant contributions
Our advisers can work with you to put together a ﬁnancial retirement plan that will help you to enjoy your retirement without the worry of running out of money.
Keep better track of your money.
If you have multiple pension plans with diﬀerent providers, you may have a diﬃcult time managing them properly. Transferring them to a single pension provider can help you keep better track of your money and see if your retirement planning is on target.
However, it is important to note that the decision to do a pension transfer is a complex one and can have a negative impact on your retirement plans. Thus, it is highly advisable you consult a qualiﬁed ﬁnancial adviser before making the move.Learn More
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Complete our short form or call 0161 413 7051. Our team will then discuss your enquiry to get a better understanding of your situation.
Analyse and report
As soon as you give us authority to work on your behalf, our team will get started analysing your pensions to produce an in-depth report and assess against the market.
You can make an informed decision
Your financial adviser will deliver their assessment and ensure you fully understand the advice given. Now you will be able to make informed decisions about your future.
We have the answers.
Have a look over our frequently asked questions, and if you can’t find what you’re looking for simply get in touch with our friendly team who are here to answer any questions you might have.
Consolidating your pensions from different employers is run in the same format as a regular pension consolidation service. It’s generally not recommended to combine out of your current workplace pension, but in some cases, you can combine and transfer your other funds into your current workplace pension. Please speak with our team to find out all of your options.
To combine your pensions, a financial advisor will need your authority to speak with your pension providers and then your authority to act on your behalf to transfer your pensions into the recommended product. By initially giving the financial advisor the power to speak with your providers (Letter of Authority) the financial advisor will request the relevant information they need to make any recommendations on where to combine and transfer your pensions. For the full process of combining your pensions, please speak with our team.
A 25% Tax-free lump sum is calculated on the total value of your defined contribution pensions, rather than specific to each policy. The advisers at Hilltop Finance will be able to give you guidance on your options.
Depending on your current pensions, you could lose money when combining your pensions, if they have exit fees included or any guaranteed rates included. By speaking with our advisers, they can check to see if any of your current pensions have any clauses attached and help you to make the right choices about pension consolidation. If we don’t think that pension consolidation is in your best financial interests, we will tell you that too.
There are several ways of consolidating your pensions. But, we believe the best way to consolidate them and to ensure you’re getting the best pension policy for your circumstances is to speak to our team. We will quickly assess your current pensions and offer advice and recommendations on where to consolidate your funds. The advice we give is always in your best financial interests, and by speaking with us, we can take some of the decision processes from you and guide you to a more suitable pension, rather than a fit for all pension you may see online.
Combining your pensions could have many benefits. Putting your pensions into one policy can help you to keep track on the value of your funds, quickly see the performance of your fund and also you could benefit from lower management charges than having multiple pensions. With all your funds in one place, you could furthermore reduce the chance of losing track or forgetting about that smaller pension pot that you accrued with an old employer. Pension consolidation isn’t for everyone, though, so please speak with one of our advisers before moving your pensions.
You can drawdown from a personal pension from your 55th birthday. In some circumstances i.e. ill health, your pension provider may allow you to take money from your pension, but this is at their discretion.
The amount of money you need to retire is completely personal and dependent on how much you want to spend monthly, annually and for how long. It’s suggested that the average couple will need £29,100 per annum according to the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association in 2019.
The age at you wish to retire is completely up to you if you have personal pensions. If you qualify for a full state pension, depending on your date of birth, this could start at 67 years old.
If you have a defined benefit pension, the scheme may dictate when you can start taking money from the scheme. This isn’t necessarily when you can retire, simply when they will allow you to start receiving an income.
No, not all pensions offer the flexibility of pension drawdown, and it’s always advisable to speak with a financial adviser to find out if your policy offers flexible drawdown.
No, the earlier you start planning for retirement and contributing to a pension, the easier it will be to reach your target for a comfortable retirement. Find out how much you pension could be worth with our pension calculator. Click here
Many people think when they get to retirement, they will have enough money to retire comfortably. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case and the money you think is substantial isn’t enough to last 20 years plus through retirement. Speaking with an adviser can help you to understand how much you may receive in retirement and put a plan of action together to help you achieve your retirement goals.
Retirement Income Planning is the process of assessing how much income you will need in retirement and then making decisions and actions on how to achieve the targeted income. Your financial advisor will work with you to make a detailed retirement plan to help achieve your goals.
There are many ways to plan for retirement. Many people look to expert help with a financial advisor to create a plan for when they retire. A retirement plan could include financial projections, current saving targets and any lifestyle changes you wish to make. The earlier you plan, the easier it may be to achieve your retirement aims.
Hilltop Finance is a little different from the typical financial adviser; we are a predominately telephone-based advisory service. We believe that this offers more flexibility and benefits to our clients; including: –
Convenience – You can talk to your adviser when you are at home, on a lunch break or commuting to work.
More Secure – We record all calls, and they’re logged and compliant to FCA standards. Face-to-face appointments aren’t, so there could be more opportunity to be misadvised.
In Your Own Time – We work at a time that suits you. You don’t have to wait around if we’re stuck in traffic or late to the booked appointment.
Efficient Process – With efficient telephone conversations, we can keep the impact on your busy daily life at a minimum.
Accessible – Your financial adviser is more accessible through a telephone meeting than booking a specific face-to-face appointment, weeks in advance.
We can also help with...
Analysing growth rates, fees and charges, risk category, your pension pot value and comparing against the whole of market.Learn more
Our advisers can work with you to put together a ﬁnancial retirement plan that will help you to enjoy your retirement without the worry of running out of money.Learn more
Your pension could be invested in funds that are not performing well or are no longer appropriate.Learn more