Final Salary Pension Transfer Case Study
The value of pensions and the income they produce can fall as well as rise. You may get back less than you invested.
Transferring out of a Final Salary scheme is unlikely to be in the best interests of most people.
Our client had a final salary pension (also known as a ‘defined benefit’ pension) with a Midlands based sports car manufacturer.
Our client has had health concerns and was worried that if he died then his existing final salary pension would provide only a relatively small income for his wife and children. He also needed his retirement drawdown income to be flexible, to accommodate the sporadic sale of investment properties.
After a detailed study, we assessed the transfer value to our client of his existing occupational (defined benefit) pension. We then summarised and presented to him all of the advantages and disadvantages of transferring out of the scheme, with particular emphasis on his objectives of providing for his family in the event of his death and the need to have a flexible retirement income.
When our client was comfortable with our analysis and had taken the decision to move away from his occupational scheme, we found the appropriate investment vehicle for the transferred funds to meet his needs and we are now implementing the plan.
Once this has been realised, his family will stand to inherit a large capital amount in the event of his death. As part of our ongoing advice service we will review his financial situation on a regular basis, to provide him with the flexible income he requires in retirement.
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