United Kingdom
BASF UK Pensions

Getting ready for retirement

Around 5 years before you want to take your pension benefits from the Scheme, you should start planning for your retirement in more detail.

Pre-Retirement Workshop for BASF Employees

  • Available to all employees, with manager consent.
  • Covers all aspects of planning for later life including lifestyle, health, financial planning and taxation.
  • The best time to attend is 2-5 years before you plan to access your pension savings and/or stop working.  You will be automatically invited if you are between 2-5 years of your normal retirement date.  However if you have not received an invitation please contact Sharon Bedford via the email below.
  • For more information see the "Planning for Retirement Factsheet" (Currently being updated)

Workshop date 2021 

  • Due to the Coronavirus, the 2021 Pre-Retirement course offering is under review.

Contact:  sharon.bedford@basf.com or your local HR Department if you are interested in attending.

Advice for DC Members

BASF in the UK has appointed Origen Financial Services Ltd. to give independent financial advice on how to use your DC Account to provide the benefits you want. Alternatively, you can use your own financial adviser.

To arrange a discussion with an Origen adviser, call them on 0344 209 3915 or email basf@origenfs.co.uk

Review your DC Investments

It is important to ensure that in the last few years before take your benefits, your DC investments suit the type of benefit you plan to have. The Scheme offers a number of investment options that can help you do this, known as LifePlan.

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Retirement Modeller

Get estimates of your potential benefits from the Retirement Modeller on the Pension Portal

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Pension Wise

A free and impartial government service about your defined contribution benefit options, aimed at anyone aged 50 or over.

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Buck (Scheme Administrators)

BASF, Buck (Bristol), PO Box 319, Mitcheldean, GL14 9BF