30 April 2019

Appetite for pension reforms undimmed as withdrawals top £25bn

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Helen Morrissey, Personal Finance Specialist
Helen Morrissey

Corporate PR Specialist – Long Term Savings


Commenting on today’s figures showing flexible payments from pensions Helen Morrissey, pension specialist at Royal London, said:

“Today’s figures show the appetite for pension freedoms remains undimmed with more than £25bn being accessed since Freedom and Choice was introduced in April 2015. With more than £2bn being accessed in the last quarter alone it is clear the reforms have injected real flexibility into people’s retirement planning.”

Notes to editors:

Flexible Payments from Pensions stats can be found at:


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Helen Morrissey, Corporate PR Specialist – Long Term Savings

About Royal London

Royal London is the largest mutual life, pensions and investment company in the UK, with funds under management of £130 billion, 8.8 million policies in force and 4,046 employees. Figures quoted are as at June 2019.

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