Caroline Siarkiewicz, Acting Chief Executive of the Money and Pensions Service said:
“We are delighted to be supporting the Pension Awareness Day campaign again this year, with our Pension Wise specialists providing free guidance at roadshows across the UK.
“It’s crucial that people get to know their options when thinking about accessing their pension pots, so they can make informed decisions about their retirement. We know that 95% of people who have used the Pension Wise service would recommend it to others, so we strongly encourage anyone wanting to learn more about their options to come and talk to us during the week, or visit www.pensionwise.gov.uk to book a free Pension Wise appointment.”
About the Money and Pensions Service
The Money and Pensions Service vision is people making the most of their money and pensions.
The new organisation brings together the free services delivered by the Money Advice Service, The Pensions Advisory Service and Pension Wise.
The Arms-Length organisation is sponsored by the Department for Work and Pensions, with a joint commitment to ensuring that people have access and guidance to the information they need to make effective financial decisions over their lifetime. The organisation also engages with HM Treasury, which is responsible for policy on financial capability and debt advice.
Working hand-in-hand with stakeholders throughout the UK, the Money and Pensions Service ensures that money and pensions guidance is available to those that need it, adapting to people’s changing needs throughout their lives, offering services and appointments over the telephone, online and in person where appropriate.
For further information for stakeholders, they should visit the Money and Pensions Service website www.moneyandpensionsservice.org.uk
Consumers can continue to access free guidance about their money and pensions via the following websites and help lines: