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Transferring 2nd Pillar Pension Fund to UK

Hi All,

I've been out of Switzerland for a year now hence not much contact on this forum. I wish I was still in Zurich!

Anyway I've spent the last half hour trawling through this forum with no luck so I have this question -

- Is it possible to transfer my 2nd Pillar Pension fund to the UK?

The fund is with axa-winterthur and has a meagre amount in it (1500chf) but they are telling me that I must leave the EU in order to cash it in, otherwise I have to wait until retirement age to see it. From reading on here I beleive this is only the case with 1st pillar?

I thought UK pensions were complicated!

Any help much appreciated.

Thanks
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Old 10.09.2009, 21:18
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Hi All,

I've been out of Switzerland for a year now hence not much contact on this forum. I wish I was still in Zurich!

Anyway I've spent the last half hour trawling through this forum with no luck so I have this question -

- Is it possible to transfer my 2nd Pillar Pension fund to the UK?

The fund is with axa-winterthur and has a meagre amount in it (1500chf) but they are telling me that I must leave the EU in order to cash it in, otherwise I have to wait until retirement age to see it. From reading on here I beleive this is only the case with 1st pillar?

I thought UK pensions were complicated!

Any help much appreciated.

Thanks
AxA is right.
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Old 10.09.2009, 21:20
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Re: Transferring 2nd Pillar Pension Fund to UK

Agreed, Axa are right. Just been through this process myself, the compulsory (obligatorisch) contributions remain frozen until retirement whereas the additional contributions (überobligatorisch) can be paid out in cash.
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Ah Well. Ill see it again in 37 Years if I live that long.

Cheers for the help guys.
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Ah Well. Ill see it again in 37 Years if I live that long.

Cheers for the help guys.
Don't be downhearted, just think of how much CHF 1,500 will be worth in 37 years....
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