What if I don’t want to retire when I’d planned to?

You can change your retirement date any time. The days of being forced to retire on your 60th or 65th birthday are long gone. You can normally retire any time from 55 onwards.

All you need to do is tell us. The best way to change your retirement date depends on the type of product you have:

Workplace ARC

If you’ve activated your Retiready account, sign in(Opens new window)(Opens new window)(Opens new window)(Opens new window)(Opens new window)(Opens new window)(Opens new window)(Opens new window) to your account and you can amend your retirement date by going to your goal planner. We’ll automatically switch you into the correct version of your lifestyle fund.

If you haven’t activated your Retiready account call us and press option 2. We'll send you an email to activate your account.

0345 610 0072

(Call charges will vary) 

Aegon Retirement Choices (ARC) and One Retirement

Online by signing in to your Aegon Retirement Choices (ARC) or One Retirement account.

Aegon Retirement Choices (ARC) and One Retirement (login)

Retiready

If you’ve activated your Retiready account, sign in(Opens new window)(Opens new window)(Opens new window)(Opens new window)(Opens new window) to your account and you can amend your retirement date by going to your goal planner. We’ll automatically switch you into the correct version of your lifestyle fund.

If you haven’t activated your Retiready account call us and press option 1.

0345 610 0072

(Call charges will vary) 

Login to Retiready (Login)

Other products

For Aegon or Scottish Equitable pension products (plan numbers are usually six or seven digits long and may be prefixed with ‘UP’)

By completing an instruction to change your retirement date(Opens new window)(Opens new window) if you’re a customer, 

OR

By completing an instruction to change retirement date and lifestyle strategy(Opens new window)(Opens new window) if you’re a trustee making a change on behalf of a scheme member.

What happens next

This is slightly different depending on the type of product you have.

Once you’ve changed your retirement date online we'll automatically switch you into the correct version of your current lifestyle fund to match your new retirement date.

Please note - while we process your switch you won't be invested in the stockmarket for two working days.

On the form, you'll get a choice of whether you want to change the retirement date your lifestyle fund is aiming for. If your new retirement date is when you plan to take your benefits then it’s important that your fund is also targeting the new retirement date. In that case, you'll need to specify on the ‘instruction to change your retirement date’ that you want to realign your lifestyle fund with the new date.

It's important that you tell us whether you want your fund to target the new retirement date as we'll then switch you into the appropriate version of your current lifestyle fund to match the new date.

On the form, you'll get a choice of whether you want to change the retirement date your member’s lifestyle fund is aiming for. If the new retirement date is when your member plans to take their benefits then it’s important that the fund is also targeting the new retirement date. In that case, you'll need to specify on the ‘instruction to change retirement date and lifestyle strategy’ that you want to realign the lifestyle fund with the new date.

It's important that you tell us whether you want the fund to target the new retirement date as we'll then switch scheme members into the appropriate version of their current lifestyle fund to match the new date.