HSBC has increased the contributions it pays into your DC pension pot.
More about the Scheme
If you build up a large amount of pension savings over your lifetime, you may reach what is known as the Lifetime Allowance (LTA). This amount includes the value of your pension entitlement built up across all registered pension schemes that you’ve been a member of, not just the Scheme.
If your savings exceed the LTA you’ll have to pay a tax charge on the excess, unless you have a sufficient LTA tax protection.
You can find out more about the Lifetime Allowance here
One of the choices you have as a deferred member is to transfer out the value of your benefits to another pension scheme.
You can transfer your DB pension to a new employer's pension scheme, or a registered pension arrangement that will accept it. If you choose this option you need to complete a Transfer-out Request form (0.1MB, PDF) which you can find in the Information Centre.
If you die, what happens to your DB pension savings will depend on your original scheme. You can find your Scheme booklets in the Information Centre. Even as a deferred member, it’s important to make sure you keep your beneficiaries’ details up to date.
Any consideration of a divorcing couple’s assets usually includes pension rights. Our HSBC Administration Team can help if you want more information. Remember to update your personal details if you’re getting divorced or dissolving your civil partnership. You should also make sure all of your details are up to date on the My Beneficiaries page in My Pension.