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The sooner you start, the more time your pension has to grow.

  • An individual pension account

  • Socially responsible and sustainable invested

  • Flexible and up-to-date

Our membership

We don’t earn from your pension. We cover our business costs through a permanent membership. This membership is paid by your employer, as long as you stay with them. We also invest at cost price. The bigger the fund, the lower the cost price. We aim for zero. So there’ll be more left for you.

Your employer also pays the registration fee. In return you get depositary receipts for shares in BrightPensioen.


Everything you need to know

Pension account

Tax benefits

Accruing a pension at BrightPensioen is subject to fiscal terms. You can reclaim the tax on your investment, and you don’t pay capital gains tax on your pension assets. Once you have your pension paid out, you’ll pay income tax. But as a rule this will be less, as you no longer pay contributions to state pension.


The government, however, wants something in return. The money is fixed until you retire or up to ten years after you move out of The Netherlands. If you move out, please notice us right away.

Another term is that you can’t invest more than your annual margin every year. Don’t panic! We’ll help you with that. With our easy annual margin tool.

Investment account

Be flexible with your investment account

It goes without saying that you’ll receive a pension account from us, but if you want, you can also get an additional investment account. To make investments for a sabbatical, for example. This account is more flexible, the money on your investment account isn’t fixed.

No tax benefits on your investment account

Your investment account has no tax benefits. You can’t reclaim the tax on your investment on this account, and you do pay capital gains tax on your investment account assets.

Both accounts

We invest your money

All pension suppliers invest the money of the participants. So do we! There is no other magic trick to grow your money.

Our target return is 6% at an inflation of 2%. This is realistic, but not guaranteed. Since past returns are no guarantee for the future.

Investing can involve risks

The value of your investments can increase or decrease. Of course we try to minimalize this. We spread the investments over all regions globally, over all industries. The risk profile is neutral, with a maximum of 60% stocks and 40% (green)bonds. We rebalance every month and start decreasing the risk automatically ten years before your retirement date.

The risk for this product is medium.

Both accounts

Your pension assets at Bright always remain yours

Even if you change jobs. Or become an entrepreneur. You can continue to use them. No more fuss with separate jam-jars, your Bright account is here to stay. Please notice that when you move out of The Netherlands, there may be different rules. Contact us if you have any questions.

A contribution break is also an option

There may be situations in which you, as a participant, would like to stop contributing. For example, because you switch from an employer without a pension scheme to an employer with a collective pension plan. Or when you are self-employed and quit your business. For these kinds of situations you can take a contribution break (read the Terms and Conditions).

Investing at cost prise

  • 0,07%

    The entry fee for each deposit you make.

  • approx. 0.17% / 0.21%

    The current fund costs defensive / neutral in 2020.

  • 0,05%

    The exit fee when you leave the fund.

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