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Should I Transfer My UK Pension?

The reasons for undertaking a UK pension transfer will differ for each client. In some cases it might not make financial sense to undertake a pension transfer if, for example, you have a UK pension with certain benefits or guarantees. However, some of the key benefitsĀ of transferring your UK pension can include:

US Focused Solution

US Focused Solution

Using UK/EU pension providers dedicated to operating fully flexible pensions for US persons.

Consolidation

Consolidation

Having the ability to consolidate more than one UK pension into one easier to manage pension wrapper.

Taking Control

Taking Control

Being able to determine your own pension drawdown strategy and to retain the capital value of your UK pension.

Investment Options

Investment Options

Being able to determine your investment strategy based upon your risk appetite including having the option to invest and draw your pension in GBP or USD.

Full Pension Flexibility

Full Pension Flexibility

Enjoying all of the UK pension flexibilities introduced by the UK Government on 6 April 2015.

Lump Sum

Lump Sum

Being able to take a 25% cash lump sum free of UK tax from age 55.

Full Death Benefits

Full Death Benefits

Providing choices in the way any death benefits are paid to your dependents and/or beneficiaries and becoming a valuable wealth transfer vehicle down the generations.

We should note that your current pension may have certain guarantees which, upon transfer, could be lost. In addition, some older UK pension plans can have high exit charges if you transfer to a different provider. For this reason, it is important to get advice from a specialist financial advisor before making any decision to transfer your pension.