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Changing pension funds to pension fun

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Thursday March 15, 2012 at 8:55am
How many times have you said, “When I win the lottery I’ll ….” Everyone says it. We’ve all had our favourite fantasy where we scoop the jackpot and dream of how we’ll spend it.

Strangely, nobody ever says, “When I get my tax-free cash lump sum from my pension, I’ll …”. Yet this is much more likely and achievable than waiting in the lottery winners queue.

So to get the ball rolling, we thought we’d help you on your way to fulfilling both those goals by giving you a chance to win the lottery, and the certainty of a cash lump sum when you retire.

How? If you invest in a pension with us before the end of April 2012, we’ll give you a lottery ticket! You’ll have to take your chances in the draw but you will at least know you’re one step closer to a secure financial future when you retire.

Talk about pensions and people’s eyes glaze. They worry about not having provision for the future, but at the same time, many put their head in the sand. With an ageing population, the Government is concerned about pensions, but isn’t doing much to change people’s attitudes.

The director general of Saga, Ros Altmann, has suggested anyone committing to regular pension scheme contributions should be entered for a monthly draw to win £1 million. She argues this will generate interest and excitement and change the whole pension culture. If you’re in with a chance of winning a million a month, it’s easy to see how a frumpy pension could be transformed into a desirable must-have.

We all want to be winners. Years ago we bought Premium Bonds and did the Football Pools, and today it’s the turn of the National Lottery and Euro Millions. But so far the Government hasn’t seen the light.

So now we’re going to help to put the FUN into pension funds. Speak to us and invest in a pension before the end of April 2012, and we’ll give you a lottery ticket for good luck.


Andy Parker
Chartered Accountant and Chartered Financial Planner

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