I'm years from retirement

It’s good to plan for your future. Whether you’re years from retirement, nearing retirement or about to retire, it’s important to have all the information available to make the right decisions.

Watch our Pension Basics films

We all want a secure and comfortable future and planning it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. A great first step is to start with the basics, like ‘what is a pension?’, or ‘how much do you need to start?’

What is a pension?

It's important to start thinking about your pension early – this video explains what pensions are, how they work and when you can access it.

How much money do I need to start a pension?

No matter what you're earning, its always good to start saving for your retirement. There is no minimum amount you need to save and putting away a little can make a big difference.

What is tax relief?

Tax relief is just one of the benefits of a pension. In this video, we explain how tax relief works and what it could mean for you.

How much should I be saving for retirement each month?

When you start saving for your future it's important to know how much money you need to save. This video looks at our recommended monthly contribution to help you towards a comfortable retirement.

Pension v Lifetime ISA. What should I do?

Whether you're looking to save into a Lifetime ISA or a pension, this video highlights the benefits of both to help you make the right decision.

What is automatic enrolment?

Automatic enrolment makes it easier to start saving for your future. Watch this video to find out how it works.

If I'm in a company pension scheme, does this mean I'm set for retirement?

Company pension schemes can be a great asset in helping you plan for retirement but they don't necessarily mean you will be ready to retire.

How can I find out how much my pension is worth?

Knowing what your pension is worth is useful when planning for retirement. In this video, we explain how you can access this information.

Can I combine my pension pots together?

Combining your pension pots can make managing your pension much easier, but you may lose access to certain benefits if you do so. Watch our film to find out more.

Should I pay more into my pension?

If you only save the minimum into your pension it could mean less money to enjoy in retirement. Increasing your payments by only a small amount could make a big difference.

Am I making the most of my company pension?

Are you making the most of your company pension? Are your saving habits changing with your circumstances?

What is re-enrolment?

Find out what re-enrolment is, who is eligible and how often it happens.

Why does my pension rise or fall in value?

Pensions can rise and fall in value and it's important you understand why.

Automatic enrolment contributions are increasing in 2018

To encourage further retirement saving your automatic enrolment contributions will be increasing from April 2018. Watch our film to find out how it could affect you.

What happens to my pension if I move abroad?

Your pension is your no matter where in the world you move too but it can be treated differently. Watch our film to find out more.

What happens to my pension when I'm on parental leave?

If you’re taking time off for a baby or looking after a child your pension might not be top of your list. However it’s worth thinking how time away from work could affect your pension contributions.

I work part time, how does this affect my pension?

If you work part time your pension won’t be treated any differently to someone who works full time doing the same job. Watch our film to find out more.