Pension Increase Exchange (PIE)

Pension Increase Exchange (PIE)

A Pension Increase Exchange, also known as a PIE, maybe offered to you if you are part of a private sector defined benefit pension scheme and are approaching the scheme retirement age.   The list of options when it comes to taking your defined benefit pension can be...
Defined Benefit Pension Transfer Time Limits

Defined Benefit Pension Transfer Time Limits

Are you considering transferring your defined benefit pension and are you aware of the transfer time limits?    Defined benefit pensions need to have their transfer value manually calculated by the scheme administrators. This transfer value is only valid for a short...
Trying To Get Defined Benefit Pension Advice

Trying To Get Defined Benefit Pension Advice

If you are trying to get defined benefit pension advice you might struggle.  I’ve written before about why it’s nearly impossible to transfer a defined benefit pension.   The rules and regulations are now so tough for Financial Planners, leading to very high...
Where Pension Funds Invest

Where Pension Funds Invest

Understanding where pension funds invest is vitally important, especially when it comes to your own pension, as it allows you to understand what type of risk you are taking.   Your pension investment options will depend on the type of pension you have.  Getting the...