Retirement Planning

Working to ensure a comprehensive plan is in place for your retirement

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Access your pension on your own terms

As part of the recent 2015 pension freedoms you no longer have to give away your lifetime pension savings for a fixed income for life (called a pension annuity). Flexible pensions allows you access to withdraw as much or as little retirement income as you wish, keeping your savings pot invested and gaining greater control and flexibility in retirement.

However, this is not the right solution for all clients and therefore a pension annuity can provide a valuable guaranteed lifetime income. As independent advisers we consider all options and provide advice on what’s best for each individual client.

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The calculator on this page can help you easily estimate how much of your flexible pension would be available to you, it’s no obligation, try it today, but please get in contact with us to discuss your options further

Tell us about your plans and we provide an initial review of your current pension provision and structure your plans so that they meet your requirements.

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Use our free no obligation calculator to quickly assess how much tax free cash and retirement income your pension could provide

  • Using our calculator is free, no obligation and completely private

What type of retirement planning is right for me?

Many of us have a number of pension plans from different stages of life and different periods of employment.

Our retirement planning guide will help you understand the options available and show how we can work together to provide peace of mind that your pension is on track – this will be available on the website soon

How Can We Help with your Retirement Planning?

Significant changes have been made to pension rules of late, you can be sure we will keep you up to date with all the changes and work with you to ensure you have a quality pension plan and a robust strategy for your retirement planning.

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The Process

Our investment review service will give you peace of mind and help you understand your portfolio:

  • Initial Meeting

    The cost of the initial meeting is met by us. This is an opportunity for you to find out more about The Investment Advice Company and for us to see how and if we can help you. At the end of the initial meeting, if you are happy to proceed we will discuss our options of services and agree which best fits your requirements. We may need to ask you to sign a document to authorise The Investment Advice Company to access information on your existing investments and any other plans you hold that we do not have details for. We will then discuss timescales going forward and arrange our next meeting.

  • Getting to Know You Meeting

    We will have a more detailed discussion around your current circumstances and record this so that we can ensure our advice is tailored to your specific needs. This may take place immediately after the initial meeting or more usually at a future meeting. ‘Getting to know you’ is an ongoing process as your circumstances change over time. We will complete a detailed fact find to help us understand and test your knowledge and experience of financial planning. We will also complete a risk questionnaire to help us understand and agree your attitude towards investment risk. We will then report back on the plans you hold and discuss current charges and investment holdings and see how they fit into your overall plan once we have a better understanding of their nature and cost structure.

  • Prepare and Discuss Recommendations

    Once we have completed our research your adviser will then prepare the detailed recommendations which will be personalised and based on the discussions you have had. You will be given the recommendations in writing in a suitability report along with any product illustrations and key features documents. You will have time to review the recommendations at a further meeting with your adviser. It is important to us that you fully understand and are happy with what is being recommended so we encourage you to ask questions and discuss the recommendations in detail with your adviser

  • Agree the Way Forward

    You may decide to proceed with some or all of the recommendations proposed. Once agreed, your adviser will assist you with the preparation of any paperwork that is required and submit it on your behalf.

  • Ongoing Advice

    We will keep you informed on the progress of any applications you have submitted. Once everything is complete you will receive a confirmation letter along with any documents that you need to keep. You will receive an on-going service to help keep your long term financial goals on track.

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Call us on 0113 391 0012 to arrange a free initial financial planning meeting where we can help you better understand your finances

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The Investment Advice Company is a trading style of Integral Financial Planning Ltd which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority No. 742957. Integral Financial Planning Ltd is a limited company registered in England and Wales company number 09240141, the registered office for Integral Financial Planning Ltd is Richmond House, Lawnswood Business Park, Leeds, LS16 6QY. The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) is an agency for arbitrating on unresolved complaints between regulated firms and their clients. Full details of the FOS can be found on its website at