The world of property investment can sometimes be confusing; our Glossary is full of useful terms to help every investor, whether they are a first time landlord or a seasoned portfolio builder.


Defined Contribution Scheme

In a Defined Contribution Scheme (DC) you build up savings and the amount of retirement income that you receive is based on the monetary value of the fund at your retirement and what you then choose to do with it. The investment risk here sits with you, the individual – if the size of the fund varies as a result of investment performance, this directly affects the money available to you to secure an income in retirement.