Why get defined benefit advice?
The income you’ll receive from a defined benefit pension is based on both your salary and your length of service with your employer.
Your adviser will review your defined benefit pension and talk you through the pros and cons so you can plot a route towards your retirement goals. Aviva Financial Advice will be able to recommend products from the whole of market that fit your retirement needs. They’ll also advise on whether you should transfer your defined benefit pension from one provider to another.
If your pension is worth more than £30,000 you are required by law to get advice before you can transfer.
The benefits of defined benefit advice
How to get started
How much does defined benefit advice cost?
There’s no charge for your first meeting with your adviser – it’s completely free. Once you’ve discussed your financial goals, you can decide together whether advice would help you achieve them.
Your adviser will also be upfront and clear about fees from the start, so you can make an informed decision about whether you’d like to move forward. If you do decide that you'd like a personalised plan, you'll be be asked to sign a Letter of Engagement.
The Aviva Financial Advice approach, and fees, are tailored to your specific circumstances and goals – and they’ll always be explained in detail before any work begins.
Defined Benefit Scheme Valuation
What’s a CETV?
A CETV is a Cash Equivalent Transfer Value. Advisers use it to calculate how much you can transfer from your pension, because of that it is also called a Defined Benefit Scheme Valuation.
I’ve been given a CETV
If your current pension provider has already given you a CETV, please let the team know straight away. It can help speed the process up.
I don’t have a CETV
If your current pension provider hasn't already given you a CETV, its not a problem.
Don't ask them for one – it can slow the process down and end up hurting your pocket. The team can sort this out for you.
Defined benefit advice FAQs
What is a defined benefit (DB) pension transfer?
Will my adviser recommend a direct benefit (DB) pension transfer?
What is abridged advice and how can it help me with a direct benefit (DB) transfer?
Will I still pay an advice fee if my adviser recommends against transferring my defined benefit (DB) pension?
Are keeping or transferring my defined benefit (DB) pension the only options open to me?
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