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My Pension plan

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My Pension plan

Postby SRW64 » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:05 am

My wife and I both work for an airline that recently closed its Defined Benefit scheme as we have now both reached the age of 55 their are options as to what we can do with our "frozen" pension,
Our daughter currently rents a place in London for £1700 a month and we stand to receive a monthly combined net income of £1100 a month from our pension,
So I had an idea, why don't we both transfer our entire pension pot out of our Defined Benefit Scheme and transfer it into a Defined Contribution Scheme and then withdraw the lot (paying our tax) and then buying a property for our daughter and she can then pay us £1100 a month,
Our daughter is then saving money and she is a home owner , and we are receiving what we would have done anyway,
I've done a bit of research and it seems that it's not quite as straightforward as it seems, am I correct in saying that even though I will be paying tax when I withdraw the entire pot I am still restricted as to how I spend the money , is that correct ?
And if so is there anyway round it so that I can buy a property for our daughter ?
For family protection the property would initially be in our name rather than our daughters just in case of a relationship break down further down the line,

Hopefully I've provided all the information that you need, happy to provide more if not.

Thank you in advance.

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Re: My Pension plan

Postby billypiper » Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:06 pm

You really need to speak to an IFA on this as the transfer to a contribution scheme is serious to warrant it.



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Re: My Pension plan

Postby strawn » Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:55 pm

If you draw any more than the 25% tax-free lump sum you'll limit your future pension contributions to £4k p.a.

The idea of paying mountains of unnecessary tax seems mad to me. Why not just use the two 25%s and borrow the rest? In other words, take out a mortgage loan. Or remortgage your own property and use that capital too.

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