Are your pensions and investments FSCS protected?

Pensions and investments are among the most complicated financial products out there. Take the time to check they're FSCS protected now for peace of mind later on.

By Jess Spiers
Published: 31 March 2021 FSCS news
Check your pensions and investments are FSCS protected

FSCS protection provides a safety net for a range of life events, from mortgage advice when buying a home to insurance when travelling on your dream holiday or buying a new car. If your authorised financial provider goes bust, we can step in to pay compensation. One of the most significant life stages we can protect is your retirement, with our pensions and investments cover.

New research we carried out found that almost a quarter (24%) of retirees between the age of 55 and 75 ranked retirement as a point in their life that had a big impact on them emotionally. Most retirees we asked said that good planning was the key to a successful transition to retirement: almost two-thirds (63%) recommended planning your finances early.

So, as well as thinking about how you'll fill all your free time when you retire, it’s important to think about your money too.

We've launched a new campaign to highlight the importance of checking your pensions and investments are FSCS protected. Pensions and investments are among the most complicated financial products out there and they can be very confusing. If you have a pension or investment - or you're thinking of getting one - take the time to check that it's FSCS protected, just in case something goes wrong.

Pensions

Answer a few simple questions to check your pension's protection with the FSCS Pension Protection Checker.

Investments

Visit our investments page for handy tips and step-by-step guidance on how to check your investment is FSCS protected.