Pension release explained

Everything you need to know about taking money early from your pension.
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What is pension release?

Pension release is the withdrawal of money from an eligible pension fund. In almost all cases you must be 55 or over, and the first 25% released is tax free.

Want to find out if you’re eligible and how much money you could release? At Pension Access we cut through the jargon, making the process easy and hassle free. Discover more here .

The number of pensions accessed for the first time since 20181
Releasing pension money early isn’t right for everyone as it will leave you worse off in retirement. That’s why it makes sense to speak with a financial adviser, such as Pension Access.

Why so many are releasing pension money early2


Do you qualify for pension release?

If you can answer yes to the following 3 questions, you could qualify for pension release through Pension Access.
  • Are you 55 or over?
  • Do you have a private pension or final salary scheme?
  • Do you believe your pension pot is worth £15,000 or more?
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How it works in 3 easy steps

With our no obligation pension check discover if pension lump sums are right for you.

If you decide to make a change to your pension, including releasing money from it, we will take care of everything for you. We’ll also let you know in writing what the fee would be. Or, you can choose to walk away with nothing to pay.

2 Pension Access statistics: primary reasons for clients taking tax-free cash: up to 4th Nov 2020
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