Additional Voluntary Contribution

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Additional Voluntary Contribution

Also called an AVC. In the United Kingdom, a contribution to a pension over and above what one is required to contribute. For example, one may have a pension structured such that one makes a 100-pound contribution each month automatically. If one makes a supplementary 50-pound contribution, this is called an AVC. This may increase the benefits the pension pays after retirement. Employers sometimes match additional voluntary contributions.

Additional Voluntary Contribution (AVC)

an additional payment to a PENSION scheme, to supplement contributions to an occupational pension scheme.