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Saving for retirement

Understanding the best way to save for your retirement will always be a complex affair. While the government provides a basic pension in return for all the National Insurance Contributions you’ve paid over your working life, there’s a fair bit of living to do once you’ve given up the day job.

For that, you’ll need to start saving into a pension plan. There may also be other suitable investment structures, as well as tax reliefs and allowances, for you to consider as part of your retirement planning. And, as you near retirement, you’ll want to incorporate any other assets into your plan, such as property or business interests.

It’s up to us to build a clear picture of the retirement you want, and create a plan for the most tax-efficient way to achieve it. This goes hand-in-hand with your savings and investment planning except we’ll also advise on the type of pension suitable for you. And, as with savings and investment planning, we’ll also work through how an unexpected (or expected) turn of events could affect your plan and how we adapt it to keep you on track.

In short, when it comes to retirement planning we will:

  • Establish how much you need, and can afford, to save to achieve the retirement you want
  • Analyse your existing pension savings and identify any potential shortfalls
  • Identify and create an affordable, risk-rated strategy to get you on track
  • Review and adapt your plan regularly so you stay on track

Specialist advice areas

Workplace Pensions

For the employed, the pension scheme offered by their employer is an important part of pension planning.

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Pension Consolidation

A single retirement pot could make it easier to keep track of your money, give you greater control over your…

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Pension Planning

Pension planning is making sure you'll continue to receive an income to sustain your chosen lifestyle, after you've…

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Small Self-Administered Pension Schemes (SSAS) are a type of defined contribution pension scheme that allows senior…

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A Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) is attractive to people who want (and are comfortable with) more control over…

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Equity Release

Speaking to a professional financial adviser can unlock your route to early retirement. Together, you can visualise…

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Personal Pensions

Pensions are a fantastic, tax-free way to invest for your future. You can put a set amount - known as your 'annual…

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Pension drawdown

When you retire, you’ll have a range of options available that allow you to access the money you saved up in your…

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