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Did you transfer a British Airways pension?

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You can do the claim yourself directly to the adviser or pension company for no charge. You can also approach the Financial Ombudsman Service and Financial Services Compensation Scheme for free if you wish for them to review your case, providing you have approached the adviser or pension provider first, and it falls within their remit.

BRITISH AIRWAYS PENSION TRANSFERS & COMPENSATION

Transfers away from valuable final salary pension schemes, like some of those on offer from British Airways, are rarely considered to be the right choice. Transferring from a relatively safe final salary pension often exposes former scheme members to much more risk, as they trade the promise of a guaranteed income in retirement, for an often volatile and merciless investment market.

While people who remain in the defined benefit section of a British Airways Pension Scheme, they don’t have to pay any fees, and it is up to the trustees to make sure the money is there to fund their retirement, those who transfer away may have risked their retirement fund, and will likely have to pay annual charges to operate their new pension.

WHY DID PEOPLE TRANSFER AWAY FROM THE BRITISH AIRWAYS PENSION SCHEME?

While there are some situations that might make a final salary pension transfer suitable, they are rare, and most people will have been better off staying in their scheme in the long run.

The FCA, who make and enforce the rules about pension transfers, tells advisers to assess every potential move on a case-by-case basis, and to start from the assumption that a transfer is the wrong decision.

But despite this, many people end up transferring away from defined benefit pension schemes like British Airways, and unfortunately, for many this will be the wrong decision.

Often, the reason for the transfer is the individual has received bad or negligent advice from a financial adviser.

WHY COULD A PENSION TRANSFER HAVE BEEN THE WRONG DECISION?

Almost every pension transfer away from a final salary scheme means moving retirement benefits from relative safety, and exposing it to risk.

Final salary pensions are a promise of a guaranteed income for the whole of retirement, one that is index-linked, and may pay out as much as 50% to a spouse if the scheme member dies before retirement.

Whereas private pensions can be much riskier. It is not unheard of for a transfer to result in the complete loss of a pension fund as investments fail or turn out to be scams.

CAN YOU CLAIM FOR A MIS-SOLD FINAL SALARY PENSION TRANSFER?

If you’ve transferred your British Airways pension, then you may have lost money in the long run, may have been mis-sold your pension transfer, and may be able to make a claim.

Get Claims Advice Ltd offer a FREE initial claims assessment to test your case for signs of pension mis-selling, to see if you can make a No Win – No Fee* claim.

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You can do the claim yourself directly to the adviser or pension company for no charge. You can also approach the Financial Ombudsman Service and Financial Services Compensation Scheme for free if you wish for them to review your case, providing you have approached the adviser or pension provider first, and it falls within their remit.

What makes a pension transfer mis-sold?

Moving a final salary or other defined benefit pension is rarely advisable, except in certain situations. While moving your pension may earn your adviser big fees and commissions, you may lose more than you hoped:

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INCOME IN RETIREMENT Final Salary & other defined benefits pensions practically guarantee you an income in retirement. Does your new pension do that? Doubtful…
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INFLATION Defined Benefits pensions tend to keep pace with inflation, meaning no matter what happens to the economy, you’re retirement income is better protected.
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DEATH BENEFITS These types of pensions usually end up with your partner or children if you die early. Many personal pensions give no-such benefits.

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