Pensions

With multiple different pension plans in the marketplace, it can be extremely daunting for people to understand what type of pension they have and what it does. We help people understand if their pension meets their objectives and if not, what they can do about it.

Frequently Asked Questions

All a pension really allows you to do is to save for later life. It provides you with favourable tax treatment to incentivise you to save now, specifically for retirement.

Some sort of income will be required when you stop working, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be a pension. Some people live purely off rental income or savings, but a mixture of all three is often the best bet.

This is an impossible question to answer unless your full objectives are outlined. Some people may want a fixed income for life whilst others would prefer something more flexible. Bankers may prefer something with multiple investment options whereas a someone with no investment experience may prefer a fully capital protected pension.

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Type of Pension

Do you know what type of pension scheme you have? Even if you do, do you know what benefits it provides you and whether or not it’s the best suitable pension scheme for you?

Advice

You will need to receive advice if you want to do anything with your pension. We are independent financial planners and we will only recommend to transfer your pension if it’s in your best interest.

Retirement

This is when you really need to be receiving advice if you are retiring overseas as each country has specific rules relating to inheritance tax, pensions, income and so on. Our job is to make sure you are spending your retirement income in the most efficient way.

Invested a lump sum and transferred my pension with SJB Global last month. Happy so far and looking forward to seeing how the investments perform. I was really impressed with the process and explanation of complex terminology.

Barbera Louis

Having previously gotten cold feet after almost going through with the transferal of my UK private pension to a QROPS with another wealth management company who, for a number of (good) reasons I felt uneasy with, I decided to look independently for an alternative adviser and was fortunate to come across Sam Barber quite by chance. Thanks to his endless patience in answering all of my questions and his excellent support throughout the entire process (which seemed very daunting initially), I am now confident that my future pension is in the best hands. He has put my mind at rest over so many issues and my initial lack of trust in such financial institutions has fully dissipated since becoming his client. I have no hesitation in recommending Sam to anyone who is even just considering transferring a pension out of the UK. He will not talk you into anything that you are unsure about and no question is too stupid. He knows what he’s talking about, gives sound advice and is 100% reliable. There are without doubt many sharks out there – happily Sam is not one of them.

Alia Harrison

I transferred my pension 6 months ago after speaking with a number of advisers in relation to my enquiry. Having initially being overwhelmed with the ordeal, Sam made me feel at ease with the whole process. And on our first semi annual review I am very pleased with the performance and feel like I have made the right decision. I would recommend SJB global to any expat who is looking to transfer their pension.

Jade Bolton

I started the process of finding information out about how to transfer my UK pension overseas and got a bit lost with it all. After sending out a few inquiries, I decided to go with Jake as I found his advice and costs to be completely transparent. The other 2 advisers had recommended me a QROPS and Jake said I was best suited to transfer to a SIPP and sent me links to authoritative websites to back up his reasons. I would recommend Jake to anyone who is looking for transparent advice.

Salvador Iglesias

Invested a lump sum and transferred my pension with SJB Global last month. Happy so far and looking forward to seeing how the investments perform. I was really impressed with the process and explanation of complex terminology.

Barbera Louis

Having previously gotten cold feet after almost going through with the transferal of my UK private pension to a QROPS with another wealth management company who, for a number of (good) reasons I felt uneasy with, I decided to look independently for an alternative adviser and was fortunate to come across Sam Barber quite by chance. Thanks to his endless patience in answering all of my questions and his excellent support throughout the entire process (which seemed very daunting initially), I am now confident that my future pension is in the best hands. He has put my mind at rest over so many issues and my initial lack of trust in such financial institutions has fully dissipated since becoming his client. I have no hesitation in recommending Sam to anyone who is even just considering transferring a pension out of the UK. He will not talk you into anything that you are unsure about and no question is too stupid. He knows what he’s talking about, gives sound advice and is 100% reliable. There are without doubt many sharks out there – happily Sam is not one of them.

Alia Harrison

I transferred my pension 6 months ago after speaking with a number of advisers in relation to my enquiry. Having initially being overwhelmed with the ordeal, Sam made me feel at ease with the whole process. And on our first semi annual review I am very pleased with the performance and feel like I have made the right decision. I would recommend SJB global to any expat who is looking to transfer their pension.

Jade Bolton

I started the process of finding information out about how to transfer my UK pension overseas and got a bit lost with it all. After sending out a few inquiries, I decided to go with Jake as I found his advice and costs to be completely transparent. The other 2 advisers had recommended me a QROPS and Jake said I was best suited to transfer to a SIPP and sent me links to authoritative websites to back up his reasons. I would recommend Jake to anyone who is looking for transparent advice.

Salvador Iglesias

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