Useful websites

Doing some of your own research is always a good thing. It will help you feel more confident if you decide to discuss your options with a financial adviser. You can then work together to reach the right decision for you. However, they may charge for their advice, so take a look through the free information resources on this page.

As you get nearer to your chosen retirement date, we’ll be in touch with more information and your pension statement. This will set out how much you have in your pension fund to play with.

The following organisations have information on their websites. They will also send you information if you ask them to do so.

Pension Wise

A free and impartial government service that helps you understand your pension options.

Citizens Advice Bureau

Provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. From April 2015 Citizens Advice Bureau will provide free and impartial face-to-face pensions guidance.

The Pensions Advisory Service

Provides free online resources such as an Annuity Planner and a Saving for Retirement Planner. From April 2015 The Pensions Advisory Service will provide free and impartial pensions guidance over the telephone.

Telephone 0800 011 3797

The Money Advice Service

Sets out all the decisions you need to make as retirement approaches and has a range of guides and planning tools on pensions and managing your money in retirement

Telephone 0800 138 7777


Provides an overview of the basic State Pension and access to the Pension Tracing Service – a free service to help you find a lost pension

Basic State Pension:

Pension Tracing Service:

Provides a ‘find an adviser’ service – helps you to find a professional financial adviser in your area

Pick a Retirement Specialist

Pick a Retirement Specialist, a directory of organisations that can help you as you approach retirement. Here you’ll find the type of support you need to help you prepare for your retirement financially.


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