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Supplementary Pension Saving
Rely on yourself and ensure a high standard during your retirement. You can safeguard your standard of living and quality of life after retirement with supplementary pension saving from Tatra banka.
A higher pension with the Comfort lifeTB strategy
Contribution from the employer
Access to SPS also via Internet BankingTB and mobile
Secure a comfortable and trouble-free pension with our flexible supplementary pension saving program and the benefits it brings to you:
ability to save for a higher pension through the Comfort lifeTB strategy,
possibility of faster saving of funds for a better pension through a contribution from your employer,
tax relief with SPS – an option to deduct your own contributions up to €180 from your tax base, thus saving €34.20 every year thanks to the tax relief,
the saved funds remain personal property of the saver and may be inherited,
when reaching the entitlement age for a supplementary pension, up to 25 % of the saved sum may be withdrawn as a one-time payment,
possibility to change the contribution amount, frequency and way of payment anytime or to interrupt the savings without any charges.
Start saving today
Already today you are determining the amount of your future pension
Are you able to survive from month to month with less than half of the average wage in the Slovak Republic, as most current pensioners do?
A pension from the Social Insurance provider will not guarantee a high-standard retirement and you high quality of life. It is easier to rely on yourself and start saving during your working years.
A supplementary pension from SPS is necessary to reduce the negative impact of a poor pension compared to the amount of income before retirement.
Why is it important to start to save for your pension as soon as possible?
If you start with your saving plan in reasonable amounts before age 30 you have a real chance to fund a quite good supplementary pension. If you postpone savings by 10 years under the same conditions, your pension from the 3rd pillar will be approximately half.
Postponing your saving plan by each year will lead to a reduction of the total sum of savings by an average of 7 %. The earlier you start to think about your pension, the higher it will be*.
*Calculation of the sum of savings is based on anticipated yield of 3.5% p. a. and an increase in the contribution by 2% per year; the pension will be paid for 10 years before taxation. The graph shows that postponing your saving plan by one year will lead to a reduction of the total sum of savings by 7%. This percentage varies based on the period of saving from 5% to 10% per year.
Essential information about Pillar I:
The real increase in old-age pensions in Pillar I is low and the gap between the average wage and the average pension will increase.
The pension system will be more solidary, which will cause people with higher incomes (1.25 times the average wage) to pay more in contributions, but will not have an adequately higher pension.
The concept of Comfort lifeTB is based on saving in a single fund from the beginning until the end of one’s retirement saving.
It brings you absolute comfort in pension saving, so you will not have to think about adjusting your pension saving to correspond to your current age.
A comfortable way towards a better pension
The aim of the Comfort lifeTB funds is to attain long-term growth of a client’s savings based on his/her age.
It is important to choose the right fund in advance based on the year of your birth, which corresponds to the anticipated year of your retirement.
Why is it important to choose the right fund?
Toward the end of your saving regime when the value of your supplemental savings is most probably the highest, it will be important to maintain saving for times when financial markets do not do well.
Any decrease in the value of your savings immediately before your retirement may irrecoverably lower your future supplementary pension.
For this reason, SPS from Tatra banka has developed the innovative strategy Comfort lifeTB with pro-active care for a client’s savings.
Gradual decrease of risk
The correctly chosen Comfort lifeTB fund will focus on appreciation of your savings in the first years. At the beginning your funds will be mainly invested in growth assets (shares or commodities) with an emphasis on attaining significant yields.
As you age your funds will be automatically invested in safer, low-risk assets.
Qualification conditions for SPS
How to start with your pension saving
Calculate in your retirement calculator what your pension is and consider how much you can save per month to improve your retirement income.
Find out if your employer will contribute to your supplementary pension savings. You can also check it at a Tatra banka branch or call DIALOG Live.
Conclude the participant contract simply by phone from the comfort of your home (the contract for signing will be brought to you by the courier), via Internet bankingTB or visit a Tatra banka branch.
Set up a standing transfer order or ask us to inform your employer to withdraw the agreed amount from your salary.
If you want to have a worthwhile pension it is important to start your saving plan as early as possible and in an appropriate amount. Model your future pension from the 3rd pillar by using the pension calculator.
SPS from Tatra banka provides its clients an estimate of their future pension from the 3rd pillar with annual statements.
You also can currently view the pension estimate via yourInternet BankingTB and the Tatra banka mobile app.
You can also use Internet BankingTB and the mobile app for SPS even if you are not a client of Tatra banka. Just visit a branch of Tatra banka and you will obtain access to your applications immediately and free of any charge.
Thanks to the better pension service Tatra banka provides SPS clients comprehensive information on their anticipated saved sum in the third pillar at the age of 62 and an estimate of the supplementary pension to be paid monthly for the period of 10 years. The future pension estimate is calculated on the basis of the average past 12 contributions and the currently saved sum.
In this way you can monitor the current development of your saving plan and the correlated supplementary pension estimate. By using the pension calculator you can simply set your saving plan directly in the application so that you will be able to maintain your standard of living after retirement and do not have to rely exclusively on the state pension.
If you start with your saving plan in reasonable amounts when you are age 30, you have a real chance to fund a quite good supplementary pension. If you postpone savings by 10 years under the same conditions, your pension from the 3rd pillar will be approximately half.
Postponing your saving plan by each year will lead to a reduction of the total sum of savings by an average of 7%. The earlier you start to think about your pension, the higher it will be.
The average amount of a participant’s contribution is €21 per month with the employer’s contribution adding €31 per month. After setting up your contribution amount, you should consider your financial possibilities as well as your expectations in terms of a supplementary pension. Our pension calculator will help you decide.
A participation contract with a supplementary pension company may be entered into by:
An employee (from 15 years of age) or;
An individual of at least 18 years (e.g. a self-employed person – an entrepreneur, no matter how he/she does accounting, i.e. applies eligible tax deduction expenses or flat rate expenses, an unemployed person or a student).
Comfort lifeTB is aimed at achieving long-term growth of your savings in a way that is optimal with respect to your age. A well-chosen Comfort lifeTB fund manages your savings by focusing on higher yields at the beginning while later gradually transferring the savings into more conservative assets to protect them against possible negative influences of the financial markets as much as possible. So it will provide you with absolute comfort because you do not need to think about adapting your pension savings investments to your current age.
Each year, you can reduce your tax base by your own contributions paid, up to the amount €180 and thus save €34.20 thanks to this tax relief.
Example: If you are 36 years old and contribute at least €15 per month, over the whole saving period you can save up to €889 in taxes.
You are eligible for tax relief if your participant contract meets the conditions according to Art. 11(12) (a) of the Income Tax Act and at the same time you do not have any other participant contract concluded with other terms of benefit payment.
If your employer has an employer contract concluded with TB SPS, it can regularly contribute a certain amount to your personal account in TB SPS.
If your employer has an employer contract concluded with another company but does not have an employer contract concluded with TB SPS, they are obliged to conclude the employer contract with TB SPS, in particular within 30 days of the date when you submitted your concluded participant contract with TB SPS to your employer.
Of course, even if your employer does not have any employer contract concluded, you can contribute to SPS yourself.
If you perform so-called hazardous work, your employer is obliged to pay a contribution to the supplementary pension saving in the amount of at least 2 percent of your assessment base.
Yes, you can decrease or increase your contribution at any time during the saving period, even without written notice. Also, you can make an extraordinary deposit, and the easiest way is via Internet BankingTB or the Tatra banka mobile app.
It is possible to switch between the various supplementary pension companies – all you need to do is enter into a new participant agreement with a new SPS and request that your original SPS deposits be transferred.
You will be eligible for your supplementary retirement pension if:
You have been granted the retirement pension from the Social Insurance Agency;
You were granted the early retirement pension from the Social Insurance Agency; or
You reached the age of 62 years.
If you entered into your agreement before January 1, 2014 and did not accept the benefit payment conditions effective from January 1, 2014 by concluding the necessary amendment, your eligibility to the supplementary retirement pension is regulated by the benefit plan that forms part of your participant agreement.
There is also a risk of entering into a subscription agreement with a supplementary pension fund, and the current return on the supplementary pension fund under its management does not guarantee the same return on the supplementary pension fund in the future.
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