A pension transfer is a kind of financial transaction which allows for people to change their financial plan for retirement benefits from the fund which they had initially selected to one which they judge, based on their own consideration or that of others, to be more closely oriented to their own needs.
In this regard, United States citizens who are considering going through the process of a pension release should accordingly refer to the authority of the Financial Services Authority, or FSA, which will attempt to alert pension plan holders as to when a pension transfer is being adequately provided for by the company in question contracted by the individual for this purpose.
Typically, a pension release will be provided for by a firm which specializes in dispensing financial advice of this kind, informing people as to when their pension plans are not matching their long-term financial goals and accordingly referring them to a new plan which does match their needs. In this regard, a pension release firm should be thoroughly vetted before the prospective customer resolves to refer his or her vital financial information into the hands of another individual.
In this regard, the Financial Services Authority issued a press release in the late 2000s on the subject of procedural changes taking place in the way in which pension transfer advice would be drawn up and provided to customers. In a survey of 500 pension release cases, the Financial Services Authority determined that 16% of these involved inadequate pension release data being given out.