Benefits of Income Release

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Flexible pension saving

Continue to save into your plan after taking any tax-free cash and/or income.

Fast payment

We’ll typically pay tax-free cash into your bank account within 5 working days of receiving all the required information.

Money for loved ones

Leave your pension savings to your loved ones when you die.

Share in our success

As a mutual, we think our members should share in our success. So when we do well, we’ll aim to boost your pension savings by adding a share of our profits to your plan each year.

We call this your ProfitShare and you won’t find it anywhere else.

How Income Release works

With Income Release, you’re in control. You decide how much tax-free cash and income you need, and when you need it.

Once you’ve decided how much tax-free cash and income you’d like to take, we’ll split your pension savings into two separate accounts: an Income Release Account and a Savings Account.


Income Release Account

This part of your plan pays out the tax-free cash and any regular income payments you've selected.

With flexible access, your income isn't guaranteed to last forever. So if you take out too much money, live longer than expected or if your investments don't perform as well as you'd hoped, you could run out of money before you die.

Savings Account

Any pension savings you don’t use to provide tax-free cash and income will stay in your Savings Account.

You can continue to save for your future by making contributions into your Savings Account. Of course, while your pension savings could grow, their value can also go down. This means you could get back less than you started with.

Next steps

If you think that Income Release could be right for you, the next step is to speak to an independent financial adviser. They can give you personalised advice and recommendations to match your individual needs and circumstances.