Police Pension Transfer Claims

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WHAT ARE POLICE DEFINED BENEFITS PENSIONS

Most people would agree that being a Police Officer in the UK is often a tough job, and as part of the remuneration package over the years has been a good pension.

More specifically, a defined benefits pension – one that promises a guaranteed income in retirement based on the officer’s length of service, their final or average salary, as well as a few discretionary factors.

They also come with great death in service benefits to look after spouses or dependent children should the officer die before drawing on the pension, and all the risks, responsibilities and costs of running the scheme are placed on the shoulders of the pension trustees – easy going!

Yet some people are persuaded to transfer these valuable pensions.

NEGLIGENT TRANSFER ADVICE

Not everyone stays a police officer until they retire – chasing crooks and sniffing out crime can take its toll and many people simply fancy a change before they retire, meaning that they leave the force.

But instead of leaving their valuable police pension where it is, many are persuaded to transfer it away on the advice of a financial adviser, often in the hope of making more money in retirement by investing it elsewhere.

For a few officers this may be the right call, but many will have taken negligent financial advice to do so, putting their previously safe retirement fund at risk on an often volatile market, and losing money in the process.

Transfer fees alone can shave a few thousand off during a pension move, and although investments look like they are causing the new pension to grow, they may not be beating the Critical Yield of the old Police pension.

Failing to meet the Critical Yield (the percentage by which the pension must grow by year on year to match the old pension’s benefits) means that although the pension appears to be growing, it may never be worth as much as the old pension.

Add the annual charges former officers may have to pay to the new pension scheme, and the risks of the investment market, a move may have been a bad idea.

 

MIS-SOLD POLICE PENSION TRANSFER CLAIMS

If you transferred your Police  Pension to a private scheme then you may have been mis-sold, leaving you less well-off in retirement, even if your pot seems to have grown dramatically for the moment.

For those that took financial advice in order to make this happen, there could be a way to get justice with a winning claim.

To check, get in touch with Get Claims Advice for a FREE Initial Assessment – a chat with one of our dedicated case assessors who can usually spot a mis-sold pension transfer.

If they do feel you may have been mis-sold, we may be able to help you make a claim on a No Win – No Fee* basis, to help you recover some of the losses you will later experience from having transferred your pension.

Book a free initial assessment today by calling 01204 205 061, or using one of the contact forms on the website.

Did you know, we’re specialists in mis-sold pension transfers?

If you needed any more reason to choose Get Claims Advice, we’re experienced with Final Salary Claims.

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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 realised.

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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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    INDEX LINKED

    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

    By transferring your pension to a private scheme, your income in retirement will depend on how well your investments perform, at the mercy of the markets.

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