Barclays Financial Planning launches new flexible pensions
on: December 12, 2008, 4:46 am
Release Author: Barclays
Release Summary: Barclays Financial Planning announce the launch
of two new pensions products, designed to offer an effective retirement
planning solution as an alternative to stakeholder pensions
Release Body: Barclays Financial Planning has
launched two new pensions products, designed to offer an effective
retirement planning solution as an alternative to stakeholder
of the new offerings combine the traditional elements of a personal
pension, with the addition of considerable investment flexibility,
making them bespoke to individual clients' needs. Clients can
choose either a basic investment solution, comparable with a stakeholder
pension, or the choice to diversify their pension assets, including
the option of a 'Select Choice' fund proposition.
Stuart, Director of Investment Advice and Products at Barclays
Financial Planning said: "We have launched
our new pensions to offer the everyday pensions investor something
much more flexible than a stakeholder plan, but without the more
complicated structure or cost implications of a full Self-Invested
Personal Pension (SIPP). We offer the structure of a stakeholder
pension with the option to place pensions assets in something
more than a basic UK fund. In current market conditions retirement
planning is still as important as ever, and we have seen clients
wanting to look at alternative investments which would not be
available in a basic stakeholder pension. This new product gives
them that option."
Financial Planning provides access to fully qualified
financial planners in any branch of Barclays Bank, who can advise
individuals on the pension solution most suitable for their circumstances.
As well as pensions
advice, Barclays Financial Planning can give advice on all
areas of financial services.
Notes to Editors:
The two new pensions products are offered through Barclays Financial
Planning by AEGON Scottish Equitable and AXA. Key features for
each plan can be supplied on request.
Barclays Financial Planning
Barclays Financial Planning (BFP) provides tailored financial
advice on life, pensions and investment products across a carefully
selected range of products from a range of product providers according
to customer needs. Barclays Financial Planning is one of the largest
financial advisers in the UK, with over 700 advisers. A no obligation
financial planning consultation is available to personal, business
and corporate clients, and Barclays Financial Planning advisors
have a range of solutions available for businesses wishing to
discuss succession planning.
can contact Barclays Financial Planning through any branch of
Barclays Bank, or by calling 0800 587 2024.
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