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Planning your retirement

If you’re at this stage in your retirement planning, it’s likely that you’re thinking about taking your money fairly soon. If you’re still deciding, here are some things to consider:

  • Do you have enough to support the lifestyle you want in retirement?
  • How much longer do you want to work? 
  • If you do want to keep working, can you afford to leave your pension where it is? 
  • Could you look at phasing your retirement? You may be able to take some of your pension savings now and continue to work part-time.
  • Have you considered how the State Pension and other savings will contribute towards your income?

You have plenty of options available so that you can take your pension savings in the best way possible for you. Now’s the time to decide when you might want to do that, and how.

Ready to make a choice

How much money will you have

You should think about what your income will be in retirement.

How long your savings will need to last

We now live longer than ever before so your savings may need to last longer than you think.

Your State Pension

Find out about the State Pension, where you can go for more information and how much you might get when you reach your State Pension age.

If your plans change

You may realise that you’re not ready to retire yet. Find out what to do if your retirement plans change.

What happens if you die after taking your money

How your loved ones will be affected if you die depends on the option you chose at the point you accessed your money.

Planning tools

Our planning tools can help you manage your pension savings.

Worried about retirement?

If you're aged 55 or over, our retirment advice service could help you make the most out of your pension savings.