Workplace & Private Pensions

If you work with an organisation, they should have a workplace (occupational/company) pension scheme that you can utilise. The main benefits of this is that the employer usually makes contributions into your pension as well as you.

For private (personal or stakeholder) pension schemes, you can choose from the range of pension schemes on offer to the general public. You would be wise to utilise the services of an independent financial advisor before doing this.

  • FSCS Pension Protection Checker

    FSCS protects you when an authorised financial firm goes out of business. They are an independent, free-to-use service that allows you to keep all the compensation you’re owed when you claim directly through them. FSCS’s Pension Protection Checker helps you to find out how much pension protection FSCS may be able to offer in the event that your provider goes out of business.
  • Good Calculators

    This website provides a variety of online calculators, some UK income tax, salary and retirement calculators and financial news.
  • Overseas Pension Schemes (QROPS)

    QROPS stands for Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Shemes. If you're permanently moving or retiring overseas, these links can help you with advice and providers for moving your pension abroad.
  • Pension Wise

    Pension Wise is a service from MoneyHelper, backed by government. We offer free, impartial guidance to over 50s.