Consolidating your clients' assets

Over the years, your clients can often build up a number of pension pots and investments across numerous providers. They may be unaware of the combined value of their savings or even lost track of some. So, consolidating your clients' assets onto Aegon Retirement Choices (ARC) or the Aegon Platform could be the right thing for you and your clients.

Why consolidation could be right for your clients

People consolidate for different reasons:

  • They want to manage their assets online and in one place.
  • They could pay less in charges.
  • It's easier and more efficient to track fund performance.

Bringing your clients' assets together onto ARC or the Aegon Platform makes it easier to see savings all in one place, and the more your clients save with us, the lower the rate of platform charge will be. As your clients could potentially benefit from ARC's £250,000 price cap or the Aegon Platform's tiered charging structure. 

Read our Consolidation factsheet for more information on why your clients might want to consolidate, when they do it, and any concerns they might have. 

Consolidation factsheet (PDF, 560kb) Consolidation factsheet (PDF, 560kb)

Consolidation may not be the best option for your clients. It’s important your clients are comfortable with the investment choices they make as they may lose features, protections, guarantees or other benefits when they transfer. The value of your client’s pensions or investments after any consolidation can still fall as well as rise and they may get back less than invested or paid in. Any new funds you move your client's money into will have their own set of risks that will be detailed in the fund information available to you.

Curious what else is available in your consolidation toolkit?

Our consolidation tools can help you identify key opportunities, get in touch with your clients and find how they could potentially reduce charges.

Spotting opportunities

Use Report Zone to access information about your clients to spot opportunities including where they can take advantage of our price caps. Our Report Zone guide can help you choose the correct report. 

Tailoring communications

Get in touch with your clients. Use our sample text to create tailored communications, for whatever stage of life your client is in. 

Find ways to reduce charges

Read our ARC price cap case study or the Aegon Platform annual charge guide for more information about potentially reducing your clients' overall charges. 

Adviser defined benefit (DB) support material

Have a look through our DB support material to help you with the suitability assessment and important areas to consider before deciding if a transfer may be suitable for your clients.

You should only recommend a DB transfer after careful consideration, following a full and thorough review by a qualified pension transfer specialist adviser. The advice process must consider the client’s circumstances, long-term financial objectives and the advantages and disadvantages of transferring in order to give your client enough information to make an informed decision. It will also include your assessment of the suitability of the receiving scheme, the investment choices, benefits, and options that are available.

Resources to support you

View our Advice Makes Sense hub to find more support material to help you navigate industry changes and continue to grow your business.

If you need help with the process check our ARC How to guides or our Aegon Platform How do I guides.

What's next?

If you still need help, speak to your usual Aegon contact, visit our Support and contact page or email us at advisersolutions@aegon.co.uk.

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