HSBC Private Pension Plan

The HSBC Private Pension Plan, offered primarily in HSBC branches, enables you to have a peaceful retirement without having to endure a reduced standard of living. In addition, you can involve in the Private Pension System by benefiting from additional services.

What is the minimum contribution amount for the plan?

The minimum contribution amount to the private pension plan is 250 Turkish lira.

You can make monthly, quarterly, semi-annual or annual contribution payments using your credit card or by giving a direct debit mandate at HSBC.

For any payment-related queries and details of our services, please call Allianz-HSBC Help Desk at 444 45 47.

The Private Pension Plan offers the following benefits:
You will benefit from numerous additional advantages right after your enrollment in the Private Pension Plan.

  • Discounts at Contracted Health Institutions
  • Contribution Assurance
  • Assistance Services

How much is the enrollment fee and the administrative expense fee deduction?
The enrollment fee for the contract, considering the monthly gross minimum wage applicable at the date of signing the pension contract proposal form, is defined as follows:
 (a) 75 percent of the monthly gross minimum wage for those who withdraw within three (3) years of the effective date of the contract
(b) For contracts completing three (3) years after the effective date, 50 percent of the monthly gross minimum wage for those who withdraw before five (5) years.

Contracts for which an enrollment fee is defined, all enrollment fees are deferred until the date of transfer to another company or withdrawal from the system. Contracts for which an enrollment fee is not defined or the contract has completed five (5) years after the effective date, enrollment fees cannot be collected.

Administrative Expense Fee Deduction Over Contributions
 In the Private Pension Plan, administrative expenses fee is not deducted from the contributions.

Additional Administrative Expense Fee Deduction
 In the Private Pension Plan, additional administrative expenses fee is not deducted from the contributions.

Administrative Expense Fee Deduction Over the Accumulation
 In the Private Pension Plan, the sum of the enrollment fee and administrative expense fee deductions being subject to the annual upper limit, one-twelfth (1/12) of the annual upper limit of the sum of the enrollment fee and administrative expense fee is rounded and deducted from the accumulation in the account as the administrative expense fee, on the 15th day of each month (if that is not a workday then on the first following workday) in the first five (5) years of the contract, by selling shares from the pension funds.

*The Annual Upper Limit of the Sum of the Enrollment Fee and the Administrative Expense Fee represents 8.5 percent of the monthly gross minimum wage amount effective after January of the starting year of each contract, limited to five (5) years after the effective date of the contract.

What is the total fund expense fee deduction refund? How is it determined?
Starting from the sixth year of the contract, the total fund expense fee deduction is refunded to the relevant pension fund at certain rates.

The required contract years and corresponding refund rates of this program, which will begin on January 1, 2021, are as follows:

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Contract Year

Refund Rate

 

Starting from the 6th year

2.5%

 

7 – 14 years

Increasing by 2.5% per annum

 

15th year and beyond

25%

 

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Contract Year

State Contribution Control Rate

 

6

60%

 

7

70%

 

8

80%

 

9

90%

 

10+

100%

 

Important notice for in-force contracts:
 When calculating the refund rate, the start date of the contracts that exist in the system before January 1, 2013, is taken as January 1, 2013. For example, for a contract that started in 2010, 2013 is considered the effective date, and refunds are made accordingly.

What is the state contribution control? What are the rates?
Effective as of the sixth year of a private pension contract, total expense deductions made after the effective date until the date of termination of the contract are subject to the state contribution control. The total amount of deduction related to the state contribution is applied as of the sixth year of the contract, including the sixth year. State contribution control will start on January 1, 2021.

The upper limit on state contribution control rates varies according to the contract year.

 

Important:
 Government contribution control does not apply to the following contracts:

  • Contracts whose total accumulation as of the date of control exceeds 10 times the annual gross minimum wage; and
  • Contracts including irregular payment.

What is irregular payment?
 If the contribution due after January 1, 2016, is not deposited within three (3) months after the date of payment, it is considered irregular payment under the relevant contract. For contracts that fall within the scope of irregular payments, participants are informed within five (5) workdays after the start of the irregular payment period.
When all overdue contributions are paid under an irregularly paid contract, it is accepted that regular payments have begun for that contract.

No state contribution control exists over deductions for contracts with irregular payment status.