COVID-19: pensions and investments
To help with any concerns you may have about your policy as the COVID-19 situation continues, we've put together the following list of frequently asked questions.
Where can I go for more help?
Should I be worried about the value of my pension or investment?
I was planning to take my benefits in the near future, what should I do?
My household income has fallen as a result of coronavirus — can I cash in my pension?
What if my pension goes down in value between you providing me a quote for a payout and my subsequent application?
Can I switch the funds my policy is invested in?
I'm an existing customer in a property fund, I've heard some of these funds are suspended, what does that mean?
I’ve been contacted by someone who says they can help me access my pension. What should I do?
Can I stop my pension contributions?
Can I reduce my pension contributions?
I want to opt out of my pension, but I’ve had Covid so missed the opt out period. What can I do?
I have an annuity — will I still receive my payments?
I’m taking my pension via drawdown — is there anything I should be doing?
Do stock market falls affect my State Pension?
Is Aviva financially strong enough to withstand this crisis?
Is Aviva able to continue serving its customers?
What actions can I take in the meantime?
If you have a workplace pension, you can find more information here.
Further advice and information
Pension scams to look out for
With so many scammers around, there are things you can look out for to keep your hard-earned pension money safe.
Keeping calm when stock markets fluctuate
Aviva's Head of Savings and Retirement, Alistair McQueen, explains what to do with your investments in times of market volatility.
Coronavirus and our other policies
If you have another type of policy with us, or you’re interested in taking one out, find out what you need to know in the current situation.