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DB transfers - Issue 31

Our viewpoint

Transfer value take-up rates fall further to a new all-time low

  • The take-up rate for quotations issued in Q1 2023 are at an all time low of 3%, this corresponds with low average transfer values over the same period. For quotations made in the Q1 2023, the average transfer value paid was £333,000, which is the second lowest figure since Q2 2015.
  • The average transfer value quoted for Q3 2023 was £162,000, this is the lowest figure we’ve seen since we started our analysis in 2014 and coincides with a sharp rise in government bond (gilt) yields.
  • LCP’s administration team issued quotations for 1.3% of non-pensioner members in Q3 2023. This is a 30% increase from Q2 2023 where the figure was 1.0% but is still much lower than the highs of c.2% per quarter seen in 2017.

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