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Lifetime pension plan

Our smart Lifetime plan automatically adjusts your investments to maximise early growth before protecting your pot as you approach retirement.

Lifetime pension fund plan selection and risk level auto-adjustment screens

A pension that manages itself

The great thing about the Lifetime plan is its simplicity. Rather than sticking with one investment plan throughout your life, it moves the money inside your pension around as you approach retirement. 

Your pension will gradually shift from high-growth investments like stocks and shares to ones that will help safeguard your savings when it comes to time to cash your pot in. The best part is that this is managed automatically, first notifying you and then changing investments when the time comes.

The Lifetime plan has one simple all-in fee. You'll only pay an annual fee of 0.75% for savings under £100,000, and 0.4% for any amount over £100,000.

Lifetime pension fund plan auto-adjustment screens

How does it work?

The first part of this plan is all about growing your money and usually lasts until you reach 60.

Your pension contributions will be invested in a higher proportion of 'riskier' investments, such as stocks and shares, to maximise your return on investment.

Inevitably, this stage involves more volatility but in the long-term there's more time to 'correct' any drops in the markets. The end result should be that you gain more than you lose.

Standard pension fund performance track record and risk level screens

In collaboration with BlackRock

We're proud to collaborate with the world's largest investment manager, BlackRock, to protect and grow our customers' pension savings with our Lifetime plan.

Our shared philosophy on the principles of passive investing, diversification and managed risk at a low cost led us to work with BlackRock to offer their MyMap investment options.

Investments are spread across a wide range of BlackRock’s iShares passive tracker funds using advanced technology to balance growth and risk. These funds correspond to a mix of stocks, bonds and alternative assets across the world.

Pension investments in various companies and AGM vote results

Unleash your pension power

A portion of your pension fund is made up of stocks, which may include a small stake in companies like Apple, Microsoft or Google. Most pension providers don't let you see which companies you're invested in - to us, that doesn’t seem right.

Our view is that you should know where your money is invested. That's why our Explore Your Pension feature gives you complete visibility into your investments - including a breakdown of each individual company you have a stake in.

Explore Your Pension also provides a platform for voting on issues raised at company AGMs. You can also see your vote history, how the majority of Penfold savers voted, and the vote result. Even better, it's completely anonymous.

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