CHOOSE YOUR SCHEME

Welcome to the new look website, for members of a Lloyds Banking Group pension scheme.

If you joined the Group after 1 July 2010, you'll be a member of Your Tomorrow.

NOT YET A MEMBER?

If you’re an employee of Lloyds Banking Group and not a member of one of our pension schemes, it’s not too late to join, as long as you’re eligible.

IF YOU JOINED THE GROUP ON OR AFTER 1 JULY 2010

You’ll be automatically enrolled in Your Tomorrow on the day you join the Group. If you’re not yet a member, see joining.

IF YOU JOINED THE GROUP BEFORE 1 JULY 2010

HBOS colleaguesIf you were previously a member of the HBOS Group Money Purchase Scheme, or had the right to join, you became eligible to join Your Tomorrow from 1 February 2011.

Lloyds Bank colleaguesIf you were previously a member of a Lloyds Bank Pension Investment Plan (PIP), or had the right to join, you became eligible to join Your Tomorrow from: 1 August 2011 for non-Asset Finance and non-Commercial Finance colleagues 1 September 2011 for Asset Finance and Commercial Finance colleagues go to joining to find out more.

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Investments

There are two investment strategies available, LifePlan or PersonalChoice.

If you choose to invest in LifePlan, your contributions will be invested in one of the growth funds and automatically switched to approaching retirement funds to protect your investments as you approach retirement. You'll choose the target retirement age and when your funds will start switching.

If you choose to invest in PersonalChoice, you can spread your investments across the funds.

Growth funds

Your Journey Extra

Characteristics This fund includes a wide range of investments such as UK and overseas equities, fixed and index-linked interest bonds and cash.

Aims: To produce strong long-term returns, like those achieved by equity funds but with less volatility.

Who is it likely to be suitable for? Members at least ten years from their target retirement age who are comfortable with some investment risk in anticipation of receiving stronger long-term returns. This fund isn’t considered suitable for members close to their target retirement age.

Your Journey

Characteristics Like 'Your Journey Extra', this fund invests across a wide range of investments.

Aims: There is more investment in assets which are less volatile, so the return should be more predictable than ‘Your Journey Extra’ but with lower long-term returns.

Who is it likely to be suitable for? Members at least ten years from retirement who can afford some investment risk in anticipation of good long-term returns. It’s most likely to be suitable for members who’d prefer to sacrifice some expected return in exchange for a more consistent performance. It isn’t considered suitable for members approaching their target retirement age unless they understand the risk.

Global Journey

Characteristics This fund invests entirely in world equities. It has the potential to both produce strong returns and be highly volatile, but as the investments are spread over a range of stock markets the performance should be less volatile than if it were invested in one single country (or territory).

Aims: To produce strong long-term returns by investing in world equity markets.

Who is it likely to be suitable for? Members at least ten years from retirement age who can accept more risk in anticipation of receiving strong long-term returns. It’s most likely to be suitable for members who are looking for long-term growth and can handle volatility in short-term capital values and performance. It isn’t considered suitable for members approaching their target retirement age.

Approaching retirement funds

Your Destination (Increasing Income)

Characteristics This fund is designed to match your account value to the cost of buying a pension that increases in payment.

Aims: To ensure that the amount of increasing pension you can buy with your account doesn’t drop as you approach retirement.

Who is it likely to be suitable for? Members relatively close to retirement who want to buy a pension that increases in payment when they retire.

Your Destination (Level Income)

Characteristics This fund is designed to match your account value to the cost of buying a pension that doesn’t increase in payment.

Aims: To ensure that the amount of level pension you can buy with your account doesn’t drop as you approach retirement.

Who is it likely to be suitable for? Members relatively close to retirement who want to buy a level (rather than increasing) pension when they retire.

Destination Cash

Characteristics This fund invests in a range of cash and cash-like investments.

Aims: Although this fund isn’t guaranteed to either retain its value or increase, it aims to protect your investments by prioritising stability over return.

Who is it likely to be suitable for? Members close to retirement who want to take some or all of their benefit as a cash sum lump. If you are in LifePlan and select tax-free cash then some of your account will be invested in this fund as you approach retirement.

Additional funds

UK Equity Fund

Characteristics This fund invests entirely in the UK stock market.

Who is it likely to be suitable for? Members at least ten years from their target retirement age who can afford to take more risk in anticipation of receiving stronger long-term returns. It’s most likely to be suitable for members who are looking for long-term growth and can handle volatility in short-term capital values and performance.

North America Equity Fund

Characteristics This fund invests entirely in the North American stock market.

Who is it likely to be suitable for? Members at least ten years from their target retirement age who can afford to take more risk in anticipation of receiving stronger long-term returns. It’s most likely to be suitable for members who are looking for long-term growth and can handle volatility in short-term capital values and performance.

Continental Europe Equity Fund

Characteristics This fund invests entirely in European stock markets, excluding the UK.

Who is it likely to be suitable for? Members at least ten years from their target retirement age who can afford to take more risk in anticipation of receiving stronger long-term returns. It’s most likely to be suitable for members who are looking for long-term growth and can handle volatility in short-term capital values and performance.

Japan Equity Fund

Characteristics This fund invests entirely in the Japanese stock market.

Who is it likely to be suitable for? Members at least ten years from their target retirement age who can afford to take more risk in anticipation of receiving stronger long-term returns. It’s most likely to be suitable for members who are looking for long-term growth and can handle volatility in short-term capital values and performance

Asia Pacific Equity Fund (excluding Japan)

Characteristics This fund is entirely made up of stocks and shares in the developed Asia Pacific markets, excluding Japan.

Who is it likely to be suitable for? Members at least ten years from their target retirement age who can afford to take more risk in anticipation of receiving stronger long-term returns. It’s most likely to be suitable for members who are looking for long-term growth and can handle volatility in short-term capital values and performance.

Emerging Markets Equity Fund

Characteristics This fund is entirely invested in the emerging markets of developing countries.

Who is it likely to be suitable for? Members at least ten years from their target retirement age who can afford to take more risk in anticipation of receiving stronger long-term returns. It’s most likely to be suitable for members who are looking for long-term growth and can handle volatility in short-term capital values and performance.

Property Fund

Characteristics This fund invests entirely in commercial, industrial and retail properties in the UK.

Who is it likely to be suitable for? Members at least ten years from their target retirement age who can afford to take more risk in anticipation of receiving stronger long-term returns. It’s most likely to be suitable for members who are looking for long-term growth and can handle volatility in short-term capital values and performance.

Corporate Bond Fund

Characteristics This fund invests entirely in corporate bonds.

Who is it likely to be suitable for? Members who are close to retirement and/or prefer a stable investment to potentially high returns.

For more information on the funds, you can also take a look at the fund investment information, which includes fund prices.

We’ve negotiated excellent rates with the investment providers. You can find details of current charges on the fund charges factsheet.

You can only have one investment approach for your whole account (i.e. LifePlan or PersonalChoice), and you can change your investment choices whenever you like simply by visiting Your Pension. If you decide to invest in PersonalChoice, it's important that you monitor your investments regularly to make sure they're still meeting your needs.

The default investment strategy, which is where your contributions will go if you don't make any investment choices, is a specific version of LifePlan chosen by the Trustee. The target retirement age is 60 and the switching period is 10 years. The growth fund is Your Journey Extra, and the approaching retirement fund is Your Destination (Increasing Income). It also assumes that you'll be taking a tax-free lump sum.

Reviewing your investments

It’s important that you're involved with managing your account on a regular basis, as making your investment choices is not a one-off decision. To help you, at least once a year you’ll receive a benefit statement so you can see if you’re on track to reach your retirement target. You should also use this update as an opportunity to review your investment choices.

If you'd like to change your investments at any time, visit Your Pension, the online pensions administration system where your unique Scheme membership information is held. Your Pension allows you to take a look at your current investment choices, and if you make investments through PersonalChoice, allows you to take control and switch your funds easily.

Currently, there's no charge for changing your investment choices, although the trustee reserves the right to change this.