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The financial health check of the Fund for 2020 is ready to view

We review our financial health regularly; our latest check is at 30 June 2020. Find out more here.

Posted on Sep 09, 2020 | Read more 

Take a closer look at the finances

See the latest Annual Report and Accounts for the year to 31 December 2019.

Posted on Jul 30, 2020 | Read more 

See what your options are for when you take your pension

Whether taking your pension is a long way off or just round the corner, it’s good to have an idea of what your options will be for how to take your Fund pension.

Posted on Jul 15, 2020 | Read more 

Thinking about transferring out? Read this first

Your pension from the NatWest Group Pension Fund gives you a guaranteed income for the rest of your life – and for your spouse or partner if they live longer than you.

Posted on Jun 17, 2020 | Read more 

Bank announcement on dividend payments

In 2018, the bank and trustee agreed that from 1 January 2020, the bank would make further contributions to the Group Fund of up to £1.5 billion in total (limited to an annual cap of £500m), linked to the bank making distributions to its shareholders.

Posted on Apr 02, 2020 | Read more 

Could you be tricked by a pension scam?

Criminals target everyone. Don’t be tricked into providing your personal information or paying your money away to a scam.

Posted on Oct 24, 2019 | Read more 

Are you interested in becoming a trustee director?

The Fund is run on behalf of the members by the Trustee Board, who make sure its run fairly and effectively and in the best interests of the members. Later this year, we will be seeking applications from the membership to join the Trustee Board.

Posted on Jul 04, 2019 | Read more 

Make sure we know who you want your money to go to

When you die, we’ll normally pay a pension to your spouse, civil partner or partner if they qualify. We may also pay a pension for any dependent children that you have. We may also pay a lump sum if you die while still working with the bank, or if you die within five years of starting to take your pension.

Posted on Apr 30, 2019 | Read more 

The Fund is stronger than it’s been for a decade

Working with us, the bank has made clear progress in improving the Fund’s position. This includes a funding package of £2 billion from the bank, with a further £1.5 billion of dividend linked contributions payable in instalments from 2020. As a result, the Fund is in a stronger financial position now than it has been for over a decade. This means increased security for members’ benefits.

Posted on Apr 14, 2019 | Read more 

Court rules on changes to Guaranteed Minimum Pensions

The High Court has ruled that defined pension schemes like ours must ‘equalise’ pensions. This is because the Guaranteed Minimum Pension (GMP) element of some members’ pensions can be different between men and women. As a result, some members might get a top-up to the pension they receive from the Fund. Any such top-up is likely to be relatively small for most members, and won’t happen for some time. No member will see the value of their pension go down as a result of the Court’s ruling.

Posted on Oct 09, 2018 | Read more