When it comes to pensions it’s never too late to start planning for your retirement
If you already have a pension plan you probably know that it is an extremely tax efficient way of saving money for your retirement years. However, your pension plan needs to be reviewed regularly to make sure you are fully up to date and informed of changes and developments which may affect you.
A review of your existing pension arrangements including most importantly your fund choices will give you an indication of the type of portfolio which will best assist you in reaching your retirement targets.
Key items to consider with your current policy
Are you invested in funds that still match your attitude to risk
Existing arrangements are appropriate to the stage you are at in your pension investment cycle
Have you up to date valuations on your policies
Know the direction on what exact retirement benefits you are trying to achieve
10 to 15 years from retirement is a sensible investment for those people who put the time aside with a qualified pension advisor to assess and employ an effective pension funding strategy.
What are Personal Pensions?
These are plans that are usually paid for by personal contributions, however, there is often an option for employers to contribute should they wish.
Like Company Pension Plans, tax relief can be sought on contributions made and a pension is provided for at retirement.
The two main types of Personal Pensions are:
Retirement Annuity Contracts (RACs)
Personal Retirement Savings Accounts (PRSAs)