Pension switch volumes rise 64% since 2018

The variety of annual pension transfers has risen by 64% since 2018, in line with a brand new report.

There have been 64% extra transfers accomplished between 1 July 2021 and 30 June 2022 than there have been throughout the identical interval in 2018, in line with the Origo Switch Index.

Pension switch occasions have remained regular.

The general variety of days taken for ceding pensions from one supplier to a different was 13.3 days for the interval since 2018.

This compares to 13.5 days recorded for the 12 months to the tip of March 2022.

Switch occasions for less complicated transfers between 1 July 2021 and 30 June 2022, the place the supplier has full management over the switch course of, have been a mean of 11.4 days.

Anthony Rafferty, CEO Origo, stated: “Pension switch occasions as measured by the Origo Switch Index, have suffered because the starting of the pandemic however since October 2021, the typical switch time throughout the OTI has stabilised, at a little bit over 13 calendar days, though many are carried out inside minutes.

“Given the far increased quantity of transfers being handled now than 4 years in the past, this may be seen to replicate positively on the 28 individuals within the Origo Switch Index.”

Origo’s Switch Index contains information from 28 pension suppliers, who all take part on a voluntary foundation.

Origo is a fintech firm which goals to attach suppliers and make the switch of investments between suppliers simpler. It’s certainly one of two suppliers appointed to provide the central digital structure for the Pension Dashboards Programme.

Subsequent month the fintech is planning to launch a Pension Dashboard connector software to allow suppliers to attach extra effectively to the Pensions Dashboards

The federal government-backed Pensions Dashboard software is designed to present customers entry to all their pensions and retirement plans in a single location on-line. It’s due for a phased launch over the subsequent few years however has but to go dwell and has been beset by delays.






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