You can transfer most types of pension to the Vantage SIPP (the total combined value of pensions being transferred must be £1,000 or more), normally without needing advice. These include:
If you have a final salary pension, or another type not listed above, please call our Pensions Helpdesk on 0117 980 9926 for more information.
Simply fill in a two-minute pension transfer form and return it to us at the FREEPOST address on the form. We will then arrange the transfer for you and let you know when you can start enjoying the freedom of managing your SIPP. Most pensions are transferred electronically, taking just 10 days on average.
Unsure where to invest? The Vantage SIPP lets you choose your own investments but there's no need to choose today - we will transfer your pension as cash so you can decide when the transfer completes. This means it will be unaffected by stock market rises or falls during this period.
Before you transfer, please ensure you have read and understood the Vantage SIPP Key Features (including the Transfer Checklist and Common Transfer Declaration), Terms & Conditions and Important Investment Notes. Please also ensure you won't lose any valuable guarantees or benefits or incur excessive exit fees.
You should also check whether benefits such as your tax-free cash entitlement are comparable with those offered by your existing pension and make sure you are aware of any penalties you may be charged, or any bonuses or guarantees you may lose by transferring.
Source: HL SIPP client survey, November 2014, 252 respondents
A SIPP is a type of pension for people happy to make their own investment decisions. Investments go down in value as well as up so you could get back less than you invest. The rules mentioned are those currently applying and could change in the future. You can normally only access the money from age 55 (57 from 2028). Tax reliefs depend on your circumstances. This website is not personal advice, if you are unsure an investment is right for you, please seek advice.
"My pensions have always been quite fragmented, which made it difficult to see the bigger picture and plan across the board.
I had been aware of Hargreaves Lansdown for some time and had heard by word of mouth their service was good. Consolidating my pensions in a Vantage SIPP has made them much more visible and I regularly check how they are performing.
I wanted to be able to manage my portfolio efficiently as a whole, so I’ve also transferred my ISAs to Hargreaves Lansdown. When I come to retire, having my investments in one place should make decisions of how to draw any income easier.
I’ve found the service easy and user friendly and the telephone support has been incredibly professional. When I first phoned I expected to get through to a switchboard, but my call was answered by someone very knowledgeable. They explained my options which allowed me to make sensible decisions. The transfer only took a few weeks and there is plenty of information to help me choose investments."
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