This article was last updated on 13/12/2022
2019 was a big year for PensionBee: we launched a bunch of new features, made some important product improvements, and celebrated a ton of award and industry wins! Here are some of our highlights from last year.
We launched some new features
Back in January, we launched three new pension plans: our Shariah, Preserve, and 4Plus plans. These plans offer specific investment approaches that could be suitable for different investment goals. For instance, our Shariah Plan invests your money in accordance with Islamic principles on finance, which may make it suitable for anyone looking to invest more responsibly. Our Preserve Plan reduces risk in order to preserve your savings as you approach retirement age.
In December 2022, we launched our new-look “Refer a Friend scheme“ which makes it even easier to refer your friends via our web and mobile apps. Remember, you’ll get a £100 (£80 from PensionBee and £20 tax relief from HMRC) added to your pot for each friend that opens an account with us and adds £100 or more to it. And with up to 50 friends you can refer, you could earn up to £5,000 in pension contributions!
And we improved some existing ones
This past year, we’ve also made some significant product improvements, including introducing a new retirement planner that lets you see the level of savings you might need based on your long-term goals. We also made it easier for you to see how much you’ve transferred and contributed to your pension pot, and how much you’ve received from HMRC in the form of tax top ups, and how your pot has grown over time.
We also became the first pension provider to adopt the new Simpler Annual Statement. The Simpler Annual Statement is designed to help consumers understand and compare their pension pots with different providers more easily, including clear and simple information on pension charges.
It’s great to see the Simpler Annual Statement being launched by PensionBee including Simpler Costs and Charges. Looking forward to others in the industry adopting it for our customers. @DWP @pensionbee adopts simple pension statement - FTAdviser https://t.co/6m1v2tOfrt— Ruston Smith (@RustonSmith1) 2 May 2019
We’ve been celebrating our wins
All our hard work over the last 5 years has paid off, with lots of awards added to our trophy cabinet… here’s a look at some of our awards highlights!— PensionBee (@pensionbee) 22 December 2019
Now here's to the next 5 years!! 🎂🎉🎈#PensionBeeBirthday pic.twitter.com/Hey6ttQw0v
It’s not just trophies that we’ve been celebrating, though. We’re so grateful to all the support and feedback that we’ve received from our customers this past year, which has enabled us to consistently improve our product, expand our team and office, and continue to push the pensions industry into the 21st century (and a new decade!) Halfway through 2019, we reached £500 million in assets under administration and received our 1,000th Trustpilot review! As always, a huge thank you to our wonderful customers for trusting us to make pensions simple and engaging.
2020 has been no less busy so far, as our team has been hard at work pushing out a new look and getting stuck into a new year of pensions innovation, love, and hard work. Keep an eye out for our billboards that have just been unveiled across the country and let us know what you think on social media! We can’t wait to see what this next year will bring.
Bee-eautiful! My dad came up with the name PensionBee many years ago to evoke our warm and hard working approach to making pensions simple. Our revamped logo puts our values of love and quality right at the center of our brand. https://t.co/pHsrzXONS4— Romi Savova (@romisavova) 14 January 2020
Keep an eye out for our next update on our blog. We’re always working on new features to make our customers happy, so if you have any ideas or suggestions, please let us know in the comments section or over on social media, and we’ll feed it back to the team.