Complete a request for information on this website or feel free to phone on 0800 459 3673 (0800 4 Lyfords)
We will e-mail you information about transferring your pension, including our discounted fee schedule – the more your transfer the more we reduce our fees.
If you choose Lyfords to facilitate the transfer of your pensions you will have various forms and documents to complete. The UK pension transfer process requires a lot of compliance but you have come from the UK and will be familiar with this. Compliance procedures are there to protect the investor.
When we have received your completed documents we will write to your pension provider and request the transfer value and documents.
The pension transfer process starts here. You will have already signed a contract appointing Lyfords (NZ QROPS specialists) to assist you with transferring your pension funds. With 16 years experience in seamless UK pension transfers and being well versed in the UK pension legislation and UK pension entitlements we can assist you to transfer your pension funds and make appropriate investment recommendations. These recommendations will depend on the size of your pension funds, the level of investment complexity and investment involvement you want to have, your investor risk profile and if you want to have some, or all of, of your funds kept in GBP.
We liaise with the UK providers, follow up on your documents and often telephone the UK to chase them up. The response time from the UK can be anywhere from 3 weeks to 3 months and sometimes even longer.
After we receive information about your pensions from the UK
Some people want to ‘keep it simple’ and invest in say a Balanced fund while others with larger sums to invest want a diversified and personalised investment plan with visible fees, regular reporting, website access and excellent research.
Sign and return the second set of documents we sent to you. We process them and send them to the NZ QROPS provider who authorise and return them to your UK pension provider.
If you elect to invest into a custodial wrap account we will be writing an investment plan for you while your funds are being transferred to New Zealand. The plan will be based on the size of the funds being transferred, your risk profile and investment time horizon.
Our recommendations for the most appropriate QROPS (Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme) provider for you will depend on the value of the funds you are transferring and your investment risk profile.
NOTE: When your money is transferred to New-Zealand it is paid directly into the QROPS that you have chosen. Lyfords does not have access to your money. You have will financial security and peace of mind.
Eventually your money will be directly sent to your new QROPS in New Zealand by your pension provider.
Your funds will be invested based on the recommendations in your investment plan that you have agreed to.
After your pension funds have been transferred what are your expectations for the future?
We are constantly reviewing and researching investment options to ensure you have an up to date investment plan with excellent fund managers who have long performance histories.
You have access to us when you have a question about your investments whether they are . Just send us an e-mail or give us a call. Have peace of mind knowing that registered, award winning financial planners are looking after your transfer. We provide professional QROPS advice to all of New Zealand including Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
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