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The value of being a USS member

Take a look at the benefits that come with being a USS member and the value this has on your retirement savings.

Article date: 17/09/19

Article date: 17/09/19

How you can maximize your finances

See how you can maximise your finances – read some top tips for financial planning and consider your short, medium and long term savings goals.

Article date: 25/07/19

Article date: 25/07/19

How you can maximize your finances

Life cover gives you reassurance that your loved ones are looked after – read about this benefit and top tips for nominating beneficiaries.

Article date: 23/05/19

Article date: 23/05/19

How you benefit from tax relief

Tax doesn’t always have to be daunting. In fact, when it comes to saving for retirement, you actually benefit from another side of tax – tax relief.

Article date: 16/01/19

Article date: 16/01/19

Taking cash from your USS Investment Builder pot

We know that it’s important for you to have options when it comes to accessing your retirement savings.

Article date: 16/01/19

Article date: 16/01/19

plant

Take a look at how the investments for your retirement are performing and which well-known companies your money is invested in.

Article date: 14/11/18

Article date: 14/11/18

House

We spend roughly a third of our life in retirement, but how many of us have really thought about the type of lifestyle we want and whether we can achieve it?

Article date: 23/08/18

Article date: 23/08/18

Plant

There are a number of different ways to access your pension when you cease employment and retire.

Article date: 23/08/18

Article date: 23/08/18

New to USS

If you’re new to USS or joined in the last few years, you might not know how registering with My USS can help you get to grips with your retirement savings.

Article date: 05/07/18

Article date: 05/07/18

RR My USS

Whether retirement’s just around the corner or even a few years away, it’s never too late to make decisions that will help you achieve the lifestyle you’ve worked so hard for.

Article date: 05/07/18

Article date: 05/07/18

Nutshell

When it comes to tax, many people think of charges and deductions, but there is another side to tax when saving for retirement.

Article date: 13/02/18

Article date: 13/02/18

Checklist

One thing that shouldn’t be missed off your to-do list is making sure you’re on track with your pension savings.

Updated date: 16/01/19

Updated date: 16/01/19

Tick list pen

The arrival of your statement from USS is the perfect opportunity to review your pension savings, to help you reach your retirement goals.

Article date: 11/12/17

Article date: 11/12/17

Calculator

As a USS member, there are a whole range of benefit and investment choices available to you, are you aware of your benefits and choices?

Article date: 11/12/17

Article date: 11/12/17

Stars

USS is committed to keeping members informed about the scheme’s investment performance and providing ways for members to keep track of things personally.

Article date: 31/10/17

Article date: 31/10/17

Coin stack

It’s never too late to start getting to grips with your pension and saving for retirement; however, the earlier you start, the better.

Article date: 27/09/17

Article date: 27/09/17

Deck chairs

No matter what your retirement aspirations are, it’s important to make sure you’re on track for affording the retirement you want.

Article date: 27/09/17

Article date: 27/09/17

How you benefit from tax relief

Research shows a pensions knowledge gap between genders – read some tips on how to bridge the gap and feel more in control.

Article date: 23/05/19

Article date: 23/05/19

How you benefit from tax relief

Whatever stage you're at within your journey to retirement, take a look at what your options are and how you can access your savings.

Article date: 3/05/19

Article date: 23/05/19

How you benefit from tax relief

The impact of the High Court ruling on GMP equalisation is being considered by the trustee and our actuarial and legal advisers.

Article date: 20/05/19

Article date: 20/05/19

Contributions increases - the impact on you

See what the Single Financial Guidance Body and Wealth at Work say about saving for the future and what different saving options are available.

Article date: 20/03/19

Article date: 20/03/19

Contributions increases - the impact on you

Whilst contribution rates might be changing, we still pride ourselves on being good value for our members.

Article date: 16/01/19

Article date: 16/01/19

Money in hand

Here we look at what Responsible Investment is, why it's important for your pension and how we approach it.

Article date: 14/11/18

Article date: 14/11/18

People

Take a look at some of the benefits that come with being a USS member and the value this has on your retirement savings.

Article date: 14/11/18

Article date: 14/11/18

Boat and aeroplane

Retirement may be a great opportunity to do the things you always wish you had more time for.

Article date: 23/08/18

Article date: 23/08/18

Take control

It’s easy to take your pension for granted, but the more planning you do now, the more it could benefit you in the future.

Article date: 05/07/18

Article date: 05/07/18

USSIB Options

When you become a member of USS you automatically join the USS Retirement Income Builder.

Article date: 05/07/18

Article date: 05/07/18

Keep track

Eight out of ten USS members are unlikely to reach limits set by HMRC. Find out how you can keep track.

Article date: 13/02/18

Article date: 13/02/18

Close look

Take a look at our infographic for a close look at pension tax.

Article date: 13/02/18

Article date: 13/02/18

Arrows and feet

The earlier you start getting to grips with your pension, the better your chances of planning the retirement you want.

Article date: 11/12/17

Article date: 11/12/17

Chess

For any member of a pension scheme, the performance of the financial markets can be directly relevant.

Article date: 31/10/17

Article date: 31/10/17

Dartboard

The great news for USS members is that since they launched, all funds have outperformed their benchmarks, meaning they have done better than the market.

Article date: 31/10/17

Article date: 31/10/17

Money jars

Take a look at our infographic to find out the facts from 12 months of the USS Investment Builder.

Article date: 31/10/17

Article date: 31/10/17

Laptop

As a USS member, you can manage your USS Investment Builder membership online through My USS.

Article date: 27/09/17

Article date: 27/09/17