That was the conclusion of a recent report from pension specialist – Aegon UK. Mark Till, Managing Director of Aegon, said;-
“By not consolidating, people incur multiple management fees from different providers. These eat into the value of retirement funds. The need to consolidate pension plans is more important than ever.”
Regular blog readers will know this is something I have been banging on about for ages.
I am absolutely convinced that once people have consolidated all those old plans into one modern plan with online valuations etc. they will pay attention, start to take retirement planning seriously and stand a much better chance of reaching their retirement targets.
Most people just don’t know where to start and are frightened off by Financial Adviser’s hourly fees, which are sometimes in excess of £200 per hour.
Using one of the online platforms such as Hargreaves Lansdown may well be a cost effective answer. However if you are not confident enough to go it alone locking into some help from The Investment and Retirement Coach transfer guidance service may be the answer. The starting point is to pop your contact details into the enquiry box or give me, Richard Cook, a ring on 07770 575122. It shouldn’t take long to find out if this is right for you and what it would cost.
The blog posts listed below make good reading and may well fill in some gaps for you.
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