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  • Income drawdown

    Also referred to as pension fund withdrawal. This allows investors to delay buying an annuity (until age 75 at the latest) and to take an income direct from their pension fund at retirement. The Inland Revenue sets minimum and maximum levels of income that can be taken from the fund each year. Within these limits the investor can choose any level and change the amount drawn at any time. These limits are set at the outset and will apply for the first 3 years. They are reviewed every 3 years, after this to take account of the investor's age and the value of his or her fund.

Risk Warning

The value of investments can fall as well as rise and any income from them is not guaranteed and you may get back less than you invested. Past performance is not a guide to future performance.

Selftrade does not provide investment advice. If you are in any doubt as to the risk or suitability of an investment or product you should seek advice from an independent financial adviser.

The extent and value of any ISA tax advantages or benefits will vary according to the individual's circumstances. The levels and bases of taxation may also change.

The extent and value of any SIPP tax advantages or benefits will vary according to the individual's circumstances. The levels and bases of taxation may also change. If your options change regarding an employer's pension scheme you may wish to review your financial situation. Once in a pension your money is only accessible, in general, from age 55.

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