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Releasing pension funds
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Old 07-08-2008, 10:11 AM
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Default Releasing pension funds

Hi, may be a silly question therefore please forgive my ignorance...

I have a pension which i have been paying into now for a couple of years. However, I also have a seperate one that i paid into for a little whilst in my previous job which currently only holds about 3500 in it.

I know this is probably a question people ask all the time and i'm sure the answer is always no... but is there any way I can get at that 3500? as in cold hard cash and not transferring it across to my current one?! :confused:

Would be the ideal solution in paying off my credit card and becoming completely debt-free (well apart from the cr*ppy NR mortgage I have that is!) - But i'm guessing life just isn't that easy?!

Your advice would be hugely appreciated, Thanks
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Old 07-08-2008, 10:22 AM
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Hi jayoh,

You'll find a similar query on this thread, with appropriate responses.

Mike Jones

I work in the field of Pension Education and Pension Guidance in the UK. I am a current member of the Specialist Pensions Forum as well as being a Voluntary Adviser for The Pensions Advisory Service. I work with scheme members, employers, trustees, scheme administrators and advisers on most things to do with employer sponsored pension schemes. The views expressed by me in this thread are my personal opinions. You should seek professional advice from an appropriately experienced and qualified adviser.
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Old 07-08-2008, 10:52 AM
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Thank you Mike that was a very informative thread and it certainly gave me my answer, even if it wasn't the one i wanted - it was what i expected!
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