Retirement and pension planning services
Clients almost always ask us “Will I be able to retire when I want to? Will I run out of money? How can I guarantee the kind of retirement I want?”
As no-one knows exactly how long they’re going to live or what financial challenges they may face, these are hard questions to answer. Pensions can be complex with so many considerations, including your family circumstances, pension rules and tax regulations. The good news is that whatever your situation, and however you want to enjoy retirement, we can help set up bespoke arrangements that are right for your needs. You can also use our quick calculator below to see if you will have enough money in retirement.
Why choose our retirement and pension planning services?
Your CGWM Wealth Adviser will work with you to ensure that:
- Your pension plans are as tax efficient as possible considering specific pension rules such as, the annual allowance, lifetime allowance and carry forward
- Where needed, we test different scenarios and build a picture of your future finances using cash flow modelling
- Tax implications are considered when deciding how to draw an income from your retirement savings
- Ultimately, we look beyond your pension and think about your finances as a whole so your family pay as little inheritance tax as possible.
The investments described in this brochure may not be suitable for all investors. Investors should make their own investment decisions based upon their own financial objectives and financial resources and, if in any doubt, should seek advice from an investment adviser.
The tax treatment of all investments depends upon individual circumstances and the levels and basis of taxation may change in the future. Investors should discuss their financial arrangements with their own tax adviser before investing.
Calculate if you'll have enough money in retirement
Assumes an inflation rate of 1.5% p.a. and investment performance return of 5% p.a.
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There is a limit to how much you can save into your pension tax-free over your lifetime, known as the lifetime allowance (LTA). It’s been controversial because the government has steadily reduced the limit down from £1.8m in 2012. From this April 2019, the limit will be £1.055m.Read more
The annual allowance is the amount you can contribute to your pension tax free. For most people, this limit has been £40,000 since April 2014. However, if you are a high earner (i.e. total income above £150,000 in a year), a new tapering rule came into effect in 2016.Read more
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Visit our wealth blog retirement section for these subjects and more...
- When should I start planning?
- Will I run out of money?
- Pensions at a glance?
- 5 key retirement facts
IMPORTANT: Investment involves risk. The value of investments and the income from them can go down as well as up and you may not get back the amount originally invested. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.