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3 big reasons why you should update those old pension plans

10yearoldphoneWould it surprise you to know that a ten year old pension plan is just about as obsolete as a ten year old mobile phone?

Surprised or not I promise you that is the position. So let’s look at just three reasons why that might be the case.

  • Charges – old plans were designed to pay commission and even now may be paying commission to whoever set up the plan in the first place. Those charges are reducing the investment performance.
  • Investment management fees – ten years ago even the best funds had annual management fees in the region of 1.5%pa. Today you would pay less than half of that on a new plan. Lower fees equal better performance.
  • Fund choice – did you choose the fund or did someone else? Either way there is little chance it is now the right choice. Many people are stuck in “lifestyle” funds designed to facilitate annuity purchase when they are far more likely to use the new “flexible drawdown” facilities. That makes no sense at all. Even worse you may be stuck in an old style “with profits” plan. “No profits” would be a better description!

Just three big reasons but the list could go on and on.

Consolidating those old plans into one modern, online, low cost, user friendly, pension plan need not be at all complicated. If you like to carry out you own research visit the Hargreaves Lansdown website. If you would prefer some help and guidance just text me on 07770 575122 with “pension transfer” as the subject and I will be in touch.

Regardless of how much money is involved it is your money and a little attention will considerably improve results. Don’t put it off. Take action today.

PS. Transfers to Hargreaves Lansdown started by 16th December 2016 could qualify for a “cash back” offer of up to £500. Let me know quickly if you’re interested!


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