The Bluesky section of Crystal is operated by Evolve as a non-profit arrangement. Crystal is one of the largest authorised Master Trusts by assets under management in the UK and is supervised by The Pensions Regulator.
Crystal is an Auto Enrolment qualifying workplace pension scheme that prides itself on innovation and value for money; offering market-leading investment options, Target Date Funds, and a Lifestyle Strategy as potential investment default funds for members. Further information about Crystal can be found by visiting the website: evolvepensions.co.uk/crystal/bluesky/
Crystal has a governed structure supported by Unite the Union and the ECA which forms a trustee board. The Bluesky section of Crystal is the chosen provider for the electrical contracting industry, the JIB and the preferred supplier to many other industries which total over a million employees.
Evolve provides a secure portal, evo+, for the transfer of monthly contributions and data. Evolve’s superb administrative teams look after the running of your workplace pension, meaning you have the knowledge that your employees’ pensions savings are in the best hands.
Any employer can join Crystal using the automated sign-up process. Members of the ECA benefit from no sign-up charges. New employers can sign-up here: evolvepensions.co.uk/crystal/sun/. There are no additional fees to be paid by the employer to be part of Crystal.
Crystal allows any rate of contribution above legislative Auto-Enrolment minimums from employees and employers, meets all legislative requirements concerning Auto-Enrolment and provides a range of straight forward benefits in line with most UK defined contribution pension schemes.
Employees enrolled in Crystal can view their fund in real-time, check personal details, update beneficiaries and view scheme documents through our self-service online portal, evolink.
Crystal offers members the opportunity to drawdown pension benefits at retirement age via the UK’s first Trust-based drawdown scheme with 4 choices to manage their funds. Using the Drawdown Guidance Tool, members can enter pensions savings information to receive guidance on which option is most suited to their retirement needs.
The Evolve Hub brings together the best of the pensions industry services under one roof including member advice services through our partnerships with Punter Southall Aspire to provide tailored one-to-one retirement advice and guidance and Automated Financial Advice to provide an alternate, low-cost self-service advice option. Please visit the Hub site at evolvehub.info
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