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Auto-switching for pension plans

Our auto-switching range

We have several options available, depending on your pension. They all have different levels of involvement (like high or low), outcomes and risk levels, so make sure your choices are suitable for you and the level of risk you’re comfortable with.

The value of your investments can go down as well as up, and may be worth less than has been paid in

If you have a workplace pension scheme, your employer may also offer different options specific to their scheme, so ask your employer for details. If you’re unsure what options are available, check your policy documents.


Low-involvement investment options

Future Focus lifestage investment approaches:

Company Pension @ Aviva

Company Stakeholder Pension @ Aviva

Mixed Investment Drawdown Lifestyle Approach & Mixed Investment Annuity Lifestyle approach
Available for the following pension plans:
  • Company Pension @ Aviva
  • Company Stakeholder Pension @ Aviva
  • Group Personal Pension (schemes established from August 2000)
  • Variable Money Purchase Plan & Variable Group AVC Plan
  • ’98 Series Personal and Group Personal Pensions
  • Defined Contribution Scheme Replacement
  • Lifestage Personal Pension

Global Shares Drawdown Lifestyle approach & Global Shares Annuity Lifestyle approach

Available for the following pension plans:

  • Company Pension @ Aviva
  • Company Stakeholder Pension @ Aviva
  • Group Personal Pension (schemes established from August 2000)
  • Variable Money Purchase Plan & Variable Group AVC Plan
  • ’98 Series Personal and Group Personal Pensions
  • Defined Contribution Scheme Replacement
  • Lifestage Personal Pension

Stakeholder Mixed Investments Drawdown Lifestyle approach & Stakeholder Mixed Investments Annuity Lifestyle approach

Available for the following pension plans:

  • Company Stakeholder Pension @ Aviva
  • Stakeholder Pension
  • Your Pension @ Aviva (taken out on or after 6 April 2001)

You can’t choose to invest in the Stakeholder Mixed Investments Annuity Lifestyle approach, but if you have one of these plans, you will be invested in it automatically unless your employer has made an alternative choice for you.


High-involvement investment options

Self-style Drawdown approach & Self-style Annuity approach

Available for the following plans:

  • Company Pension @ Aviva
  • Company Stakeholder Pension @ Aviva
  • Group Personal Pension (schemes established from August 2000)
  • Variable Money Purchase Plan & Variable Group AVC Plan
  • ’98 Series Personal and Group Personal Pensions
  • Defined Contribution Scheme Replacement
  • Lifestage Personal Pension

Phased Switching Drawdown approach & Phased Switching Annuity approach

Available for the following plans:

  • Company Pension @ Aviva
  • Company Stakeholder Pension @ Aviva
  • Group Personal Pension (schemes established from August 2000)
  • Variable Money Purchase Plan & Variable Group AVC Plan
  • ’98 Series Personal and Group Personal Pensions
  • Defined Contribution Scheme Replacement
  • Personal Pension
  • Stakeholder Pension
  • Your Pension @ Aviva
  • Your Pension Select @ Aviva
  • Lifestage Personal Pension

Choose your own funds

An option available to all, you can choose from your own range of funds with no auto-switching element.

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