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RETIREMENT PLANNING ADVICE IN Southampton
There’s never been a better time to plan, save and invest.
Looking for a Southampton retirement advice specialist near you that can help with your retirement plans?
Our retirement planning specialists can help you make the most of your retirement fund.
Now is the right time to take back control of your future wealth
If you’d like to understand your options at retirement and maximise your money contact us for a free, no-obligation chat.
Future-you needs this
Southampton is one of the best places in the UK to live. It’s one of the sunniest places in the UK, known for its array of shops, restaurants and cafes, world-class sporting venues and picturesque surroundings.
Plus, being close to the New Forest and having its own international airport, it offers so much to retirees. But a comfortable retirement doesn’t come cheap here, so you’ll need a solid retirement plan to make sure you can enjoy the kind of retirement you deserve.
A happy retirement is a financially secure one; it’s as simple as that. By putting the plans into place now - and slowly but surely building your investments - you can sleep easy in the knowledge that everything you’ve ever wanted is waiting for you.
Retirement Planning Advice available for Southampton Clients
From our base we offer face-to-face retirement planning advice for people across the South Coast and in Southampton and Hampshire.
We think you'll love our tailored service
We provide bespoke retirement planning and a range of wealth management services for clients in Southampton. These include:
We deliver the very best tailored, specialist advice on all types of pension and are one of the few qualified pension transfer specialists in the industry. We can advise you on everything from defining and reaching your financial goals, the intricate details of taking tax free cash and how to efficiently (and impactfully) plan your pension drawdown.
We’re here to help you build a retirement plan designed to make sure you get to experience the kind of retirement you've always dreamed of. We are experts when it comes to creating robust, risk-sensitive plans, and will also provide early retirement advice, legacy-planning guidance and steps for tax-efficient saving.
Come to us for independent advice focused on your unique circumstances, needs and goals for the future. You will also gain access to our exclusive hybrid investment model offering you unparalleled access to the best investment brains in the world.
DEFINED BENEFIT PENSION TRANSFER
We are qualified pension transfer specialists who can offer specialist advice and analysis if you’re considering transferring your defined benefit pension. You’ll also find a range of free resources we’ve created to help you understand the risks and benefits involved.
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Getting Retirement Ready
So, you’re ready to think about your retirement. Excellent - that’s music to our ears! The great news is that you don’t have to tackle this road on your own. We’re here to help you build a retirement plan based on your current lifestyle and commitments and your dreams for the future.
HOW MUCH DO YOU NEED TO RETIRE?
This is one of the most common questions our customers ask; the truth is, there is no clean cut answer! We’ll work with you to identify how much you personally need to invest in order to have a retirement that fulfils all your aspirations, based on your appetite for risk and capacity for investment.
BUILD FOR YOUR FUTURE
Haven’t reviewed your pension in a while? It’s time you did! We’ll identify how much you will need throughout your retirement, how much you need to save every month, ways to boost your retirement fund and any tax-efficient pension and savings plans that could maximise your money.
TRACK YOUR PROGRESS
It’s important to know where you’re at in your retirement saving journey; you can check in on this 24-7 with our exclusive digital investment platform. Wherever you are in the world, your financial planning will be right at your fingertips.
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It’s common to have countless pension pots floating around - but chances are, you’d rather have all of your investments in one place. We can review your current fees, benefits and fund performance and if appropriate help you consolidate your pensions.
RETIREMENT PLANNING GUIDE
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Discover everything you need to know about planning your retirement with our expert guide
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The importance of retirement planning
It’s been suggested that two-thirds of couples aged over 40 don’t know how much they will have at retirement, with almost a quarter never having the discussion in the first place. And with over a fifth of UK adults believing they’ll never be able to afford to retire it’s more important than ever to start planning your retirement.
With some simple financial planning measures, the retirement your dreams of could be within reach, so don’t put it off. Do something today that future-you will thank you for.
We’ve been serving clients on the south coast for over a decade.
This is what they have to say.
LUCY BRAMLEY, 2020 FINANCIAL CLIENT
"...I really like the fact that they are always looking out for ways their clients can prosper"
I’ve been with 2020 Financial for over 10 years. Over this time 2020 Financial have helped me to invest wisely and save money on my pension and savings products.
I really like the fact that they are always looking out for ways their clients can prosper. I find 2020 Financial extremely easy to do business with and would not hesitate to recommend them to my friends and family. Great job!
Just a few of the reasons Southampton clients choose 2020 Financial.
NOT YOUR AVERAGE FINANCIAL ADVISOR
- 100% tailored 1-2-1 financial advice from a retirement planning and pension specialist
- 24-7 access to our intuitive, multi-layered investment platform
- An investment strategy that recognises your current life and future commitments, all geared towards helping you achieve financial freedom
- Support from the world’s most innovative investment minds
- A non-judgemental, collaborative Independent Financial Advisor who works purely within your best interests
- Totally transparent pricing and absolutely no hidden costs… ever
Frequently Asked Questions
Retirement planning doesn't have to be complicated, with the right plan in place, and the right support, your dream retirement can feel like a breeze.
We've laid out some simple steps in retirement planning below, but if you get stuck, just reach out and one of our retirement planning specialists will be happy to help you:
- Decide what type of retirement you want to enjoy
- Set a retirement date
- Work out a retirement budget based on what feels like a good retirement income for you.
- Request a pension forecast - request your state pension forecast here https://www.gov.uk/check-state-pension
- Get your pension estimates - track down old pensions with the Pension Tracing Service (0800 731 0193)
- Talk to a Financial Advisor to create a retirement plan, work out how you will pay down any debt and if it's worth consolidating any old pensions
- Put your retirement plan in action and look forward to enjoying your retirement.
- Don't forget to periodically review your plans every year to make sure you're on track, because circumstances can change and the earlier you respond the more time you have to course correct.
Industry estimates reckon you’ll need anywhere between £10,000-£30,000 per year for a single person in retirement and at least £17,000-£40,000 a year for a couple in retirement.
But these figures are estimates based on averages.
A better way of working out how much you need to retire is to look at home much you're currently spending per year and use Target Replacement Rate to work out how much you'll need in retirement to sustain your existing standard of living.
Target replacement rate states you'll need anywhere between 50-80% of your pre-retirement income to mainstain a similar standard of living in retirement
Of course, if you plan on living a completely different lifestyle in retirement then you'll need a more bespoke appoach to working out how much you'll need to retire.
Read more in our full guide to How much you need to retire
Retirement isn't a one-size fits all affair anymore, there are lots of choices about how you can spend your golden years.
There are 5 types of retirement you could consider
- Early retirement
- Mini retirements
- Phased retirement
- Traditional retirement
You can find out more about the different types of retirement here
You can retire at 55 with £400k in the UK, as this might reasonably give you £12-16K income a year sticking to the recommended 3-4% a year safe withdrawal rate.
However that barely covers minimum income standards in the UK for a single person and is less than the £18K a couple will need for a basic retirement according to industry estimates.
If you can live on 12K-£16K per year. Great. But if your income needs are greater you might struggle. For instance, if you plan to take 50K per year your pension pot will be gone in around 8 years. So you need to do your homework before you make a decision.
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If the idea of early retirement appeals to you, but you don’t quite have the retirement savings to fund a full early retirement, you might be looking for other solutions.
The Pension freedoms announced in 2015 allow you to access your private pension pot from 55, which offers a whole world of flexibility in terms of retirement age and working in retirement. You might be surprised at the number of options that are available to you for taking a pension early and continuing to work.
You can take your private pension at 55 and still work. And if you have a defined contribution pension you could access part or all of your private pension at 55 to fund a phased retirement or early semi-retirement but there are tax implications of doing this.
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As soon as you take your pension as income you'll trigger the Money Purchase Annual Allowance, even if you later opt to stop taking an income from your pension. This has massive implications for the amount you can pay into your pension and still receive tax-relief on,
Learn more about the Money Purchase Annual Allowance.
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The increased choice and flexibility for accessing your pension in the UK has brought with it added responsibility and risk. Many people are now also questioning whether they need a financial adviser for their pension. A study of those with pensions in flexi-access drawdown, carried out by insurance giant Zurich, found that a large percentage were unprepared and uneducated about the risks they were taking on. Despite that many were choosing to go it alone without consulting a financial adviser.
You don’t need a financial advisor for the state pension or guaranteed pensions. But if your pension is based on investment performance it would be a wise move. Zurich estimates that almost 41% of those in drawdown without advice will run out of money in retirement
That’s not to say that you absolutely need a financial adviser but the evidence published by Royal London in 2019 suggests that you’ll be wealthier in the long-term if you have one.
Financial advisers don’t have a crystal ball when it comes to investing, but they have been trained to take into account all of the moving parts that make long-term financial planning so complex.
Need more reasons to work with a financial advisor? Read the full article here
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That’s music to our ears! We cannot wait to get to know you and find out where you are on your retirement journey. Together, we can lay down the building blocks to set you up for a prosperous future.