Good3.8

69% of customers recommended from 16 ratings

Friends Life offers several financial services and products and has pension offices in Bristol and Salisbury. They offer Self Invested Personal Pensions (SIPPs) that let you choose your own investments. You can pay into it with a lump sum, regular payments or a transfer of another pension. Friends Life also offers annuity products that can be taken out when you retire. Friends Life's head office is in Dorking, and it is part of the Aviva Group.

Compare Friends Life Pensions

Pensions are long term investments. You may get back less than you originally paid in because your capital is not guaranteed and charges may apply.

Friends Life The Personal Range IPP
Minimum investment
£1,000 or £100/month
Choose from
62 funds
Annual fee
0.45% to 0.7%
Friends Life The Personal Range IPP
Minimum investment
£100/month
Choose from
62 funds
Annual fee
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Friends Life Pension Reviews

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Perfect service, perfect product

Excellent

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Recommended by markkm

Friends Life have got to be one of the easiest companies to deal with. Applying on line takes only a short time, and everything you need is clearly labelled, not in industry language, which you cannot understand. The product is good and looks to be high on the market leaders' table. Customer service is excellent, but the problem I find is that every transaction seems to lead to several letters. One single payment resulted in six letters!

Customer service, ease of dealing

Too many letters

by , 21 Nov 2014 report review

Friends life pension with my work

Satisfactory

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I would not recommend. Although this may be because of the company I work for, the pension I have has moved to 3 different companies in around 5-6 years. This leaves me wondering why and if there is a problem with them. I feel that the pension plan would have been left with them if it was good, but with it moving makes me wary of them...

by , 15 Nov 2014 report review

Friends Life Pensions

Excellent

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  • Value for Money

  • Flexibility & Fairness

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Recommended by Gwyny

Friends Life keep you updated regularly in writing about your pension. This is useful information so that you always know what is going on. They sponsor the tour of Britain cycle race which went through my home City of Bristol this year. It even went down my road which was great to see for real. They are well established so that I feel secure for the future.

by , 15 Oct 2014 report review

Pension? It's a Government backed money box

Satisfactory

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I have a pension with this company via my previous employer and paid into it for about 6 years but since my redundancy, it has been in abeyance. It is difficult to be positive because until the pension matures I may be mistaken in my opinions of it's worth. Basically you pay money in, you get a pension at the end of it and get a return which MAY equate to the forecast. Until this happens it is a bit difficult to judge the company based on the deathless prose of their annual report!

by , 15 Oct 2014 report review

Friendslife Pension

Excellent

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  • Value for Money

  • Flexibility & Fairness

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Recommended by kenmil

Pension through my Employer. Friendslife appears to be performing adequately, and should provide a reasonable retirement income/pension

adequate performance to date

no negatives

by , 27 Jun 2013 report review

Friends Life Pension

Good

  • Customer Service

  • Value for Money

  • Flexibility & Fairness

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Recommended by fuzzy_felt

Good online service - can change funds frequently and see cash equivalent value easily

Good online interface

None to date

by , 28 Jun 2013 report review

friends live pensions

Good

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  • Flexibility & Fairness

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Recommended by aineso

Well established company

by , 27 Jun 2013 report review

Friends life is part of my work group pension, happy with it

Excellent

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  • Value for Money

  • Flexibility & Fairness

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Recommended by meliss90

My employed matches my contributions, friends life are friendly and easy to access

by , 27 Jun 2013 report review

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