- Straightforward investment choices
We’ve put together a carefully selected range of investment funds and lifestyle profiles.
Increase payments, take a payment break or move into different funds whenever you want. If you start a new job you can carry on paying into your plan, or transfer it to your new employer's scheme. We don’t charge for this.
- Low charges
Only 1% of the value of the funds you’re invested in each year. The government sets a maximum charge that can apply to Stakeholder pensions. It’s currently 1.5% each year for the first 10 years and then 1% each year after that. Our Stakeholder funds are all within these limits. The government could change these limits in the future.
- Manage your account online
Check in on your Stakeholder Pension as often as you like, using your laptop, tablet or mobile. View your latest statements, manage regular payments and more.
Charges are regularly reviewed and may change in the future.
As with any investment the value of your fund can go up or down and may be worth less than what was paid in.
Compare pensions – which of our simplest pensions is right for you?
|Stakeholder Pension||Easy option Personal Pension|
|Choosing where to invest||You can choose from a range of around 30 investment funds and 15 lifestyle profiles.||It's easy - you just choose the Strategic Lifestyle MyFolio Managed Profile which is right for you based on your chosen risk level.|
|Risk||You need to make sure you regularly review your investments to check they continue to match how much risk you’re prepared and able to take.||Our experts will make sure that the funds you're invested in don't take any more or any less risk than they should. You need to regularly review your risk level to make sure it continues to match the profile you're in.|
|Minimum payments||£20 Instalment – you pay £16. HMRC pays £4 basic rate tax relief.
£20 lump sum – you pay £16. HMRC pays £4 basic rate tax relief.
|£100 a month – you pay £80. HMRC pays £20 basic rate tax relief.
£250 lump sum – you pay £200. HMRC pays £50 basic rate tax relief.
Laws and tax rules may change in the future. The information here is based on our understanding in April 2016. Your personal circumstances also have an impact on tax treatment.
Call us today to apply or transfer
Transferring your pension to our Stakeholder Pension is easy. Call us today for information to help you decide if transferring is the right option for you. Remember though that transferring may not be suitable for everyone.
Call us on 0345 272 8810
Call charges will vary.
Things to consider:
- You may be giving up valuable benefits in your other pension scheme.
- There is no guarantee that what you’ll get back from your new plan will be higher.
- Compare the charges and investment choices available on your existing pension and ours.
- If the value of any of your pension plans is less than £10,000, it is possible that transferring could restrict your flexibility when it comes to taking your pension benefits at retirement.
You should seek financial advice if you’re unsure about transferring. Your adviser will probably charge for this advice.