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Pension articles

There's a wide range of pensions available to help you build your retirement income, from company plans arranged by your employer, to personal pensions which you can set up with a pension provider whether you are employed, self-employed or not working.

Pensions are now more flexible than they have ever been, giving you a wide range of options when it comes to accessing your retirement savings. You can find out more about pensions and retirement planning here.

The value of investments can fall as well as rise and you could get back less than you invest. If you’re not sure about investing, seek independent advice. Tax rules can change in future. Their effects on you will depend on your individual circumstances.

If you have a Barclays SIPP, you can manage payments into your SIPP, withdrawals or transfers of existing pensions via the manage button on your account. Any other documents for your Barclays SIPP can be accessed here. This includes your SIPP terms, the Key Features Document and the Benefits Guide which set out how your SIPP operates.

Smart ways to boost your retirement income

You’ve prudently saved into your pension all your working life. But now you’ve reached retirement, it’s important to make sure these savings work as hard as they possibly can for you. Here are some ways to maximise your retirement income.

Types of pension

Pensions can seem complex and daunting, especially if you’re new to them. But there are lots of options available to suit individual needs and circumstances. We take a look at the main types of pension and explain how they work.

Understanding defined benefit pension schemes

Some company pension schemes, known as Defined Benefit, or final salary, pay a guaranteed income at retirement. Here, we explain how they work.

Why you're never too young to save for retirement

Retirement might seem a long way off. And if that’s the case, then great, because you’re in the best position to start planning for what should be the longest holiday of your life.

Your options at retirement

You’ve worked hard for your retirement, but before you can start enjoying it, you’ll need to decide how your pension will provide the income you need to live on.

Investment ISAs

Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP)

A self-invested personal pension (SIPP) is a type of tax-efficient personal pension that usually offers you access to a wider choice of investments than other types of pension.

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Find out more about SIPP

The value of investments can fall as well as rise. You may get back less than you invest. Tax rules can change and their effects on you will depend on your individual circumstances.

Investment ISAs

Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP)

A self-invested personal pension (SIPP) is a type of tax-efficient personal pension that usually offers you access to a wider choice of investments than other types of pension.