Personal Retirement Bond
A Personal Retirement Bond (also known as a Buy‑Out‑Bond) is an individual pension bond established in your name. It’s a pension policy that receives a single contribution – typically a transfer payment from your current/previous pension scheme or another PRB.
You can transfer your pension benefits into a PRB if:
- You’re leaving your employment.
- You’re leaving your current pension scheme.
- Your company pension scheme is finishing up.
Your PRB then aims to provide a fund you can use to provide pension benefits at retirement.
To help you understand more about a PRB, we've answered some frequently asked questions about PRBs. You can also read some media coverage relating to Personal Retirement Bonds, pensions and funds in the Latest News section of our website.
Is a PRB suitable for you?
|A PRB might suit you if:
|A PRB might not suit you if:
Leaving your job.
Leaving your current pension scheme
|Happy to leave your pension fund in your
company’s pension scheme to be managed
on your behalf until you retire.
|Looking to invest €10,000 or more.
|Looking to invest less than €10,000.
|Looking for a medium to long term
investment plan for your retirement.
|Looking for a short‑term investment plan
that will not be used for your retirement.
|Happy with the PRB’s choice of funds and
charges and accept that the value of your
fund could fall as well as rise.
Not happy with the charges and choice of
Not happy to take risk to generate returns.
|Looking to take control of your pension
|Not happy to take control of your pension
Once you’ve put money into a PRB you can’t withdraw it until you reach at least age 60. There are two exceptions - if you retire at any age due to ill health, or if you retire early you can get retirement benefits from your PRB from age 50.
How a Royal London PRB works
Gives you personal control of your pension.
Let’s you choose how to invest from our range of funds.
Any growth your investments make is tax-free.
Contributing, Investing, Benefitting
- Contributions - The value of your pension benefits, from both your contributions and in some cases your
employer’s contributions, may be transferred into a PRB.
- Investment and Growth - Once you set up a PRB, the next step is choosing how best to invest your money. That is based on your own retirement goals and the level of risk that you’re willing to take. With Royal London Ireland, you’ll have access to a wide range of different funds, with varying degrees of risk. We’re sure you’ll find a solution that works for you.
- Making the best of your pension - As you approach retirement, you can decide how you’d like to benefit from your PRB. Subject to taxation rules at that time, you may decide to receive part as a cash lump sum, and invest the remaining amount in an Annuity or Approved Retirement Fund (ARF).
Your Financial Broker can help you with these decisions and help you to make the best choice to suit your personal situation.
Investing for your retirement
These days, you have more choice than ever about how to invest money for your retirement. But while choice is a good thing, it can make it harder to pick the option that’s best for you.
At Royal London Ireland we'll try to make this as clear and easy to understand as possible. We have lots of ways for you to invest your retirement savings. They’re all about balancing the reward you want to get with the risk you’re prepared to take.
ValueShare - We want you to share our success!
As well as providing you with excellent products, a range of investment options and good service, we also will aim to give your savings a potential boost, called ‘ValueShare’.
Quite simply, in the years that Royal London Ireland does well, we’ll look to boost your savings with an additional share of our success, on top of your fund returns.
More about our Personal Retirement Bond
A guide to our Personal Retirement Bond.
A potential boost to your pension product policy.
Learn more about our funds with this helpful guide.
Take some advice
We’re big believers in the value of impartial advice to help you enjoy the best possible retirement outcomes. So, if you’re looking to make the most of your pension savings, we’d recommend talking to a Financial Broker.
If you don't already have one, you can find one here.
Ring our Dublin team
for more information:
Monday to Friday: 8am - 6pm
We recommend discussing your retirement options with your Financial Broker.
They’ll be able to look at your individual circumstances and give you a personal recommendation on how to get the most from your pension savings.
Why Royal London Ireland
When you, following your Financial Broker's recommendation, take out a policy with Royal London Ireland, you can rest assured you are in safe hands. We are committed to looking after the interest of our customers.
|Warning: The value of your investment may go down as well as up.
|Warning: If you invest in this product you may lose some or all of the money you invest.
|Warning: The income you get from this investment may go down as well as up.
|Warning: These products may be affected by changes in currency exchange rates.