September is always busy at PensionBee HQ and this past month hasn’t disappointed. In early September, we were delighted to announce that we surpassed a significant milestone – we now administer over £1bn of pension savings on your behalf. Thank you for entrusting us with your hard-earned savings and inspiring us to continue delivering the UK’s best pension product!
As we look towards the end of the year, there’ll be some exciting announcements about our soon-to-launch Fossil Fuel Free Plan (sign up to our waitlist to find out more), as well as a host of other new initiatives and product improvements coming down the line.
For now, read on to find out what else we worked on in September.
We made some changes to the way you can set up employer contributions
Over the past few months we’ve highlighted the changes we’ve made to simplify the process of making contributions to your pension, enabling you to add as many contributors and employers as you wish. We’ve now taken it one step further, making it even easier for employers to pay into your pension.
You can now make arrangements for your employer to pay into your PensionBee pension, without them needing to confirm the amount or regularity of the contributions in advance. As part of the new process we’ll ask you to confirm your eligibility for tax relief, as your employer can now make both employer and member (employee) contributions into your pension. For the member contribution, we’ll claim a 25% tax top up from HMRC on your behalf.
Simply follow the process of adding a new contribution in your BeeHive if you’d like to set up this arrangement, and your employer will be emailed some instructions to follow.
We celebrated our busiest month for award wins yet
We’re thrilled to announce that in September, PensionBee was named ‘Employer of the Year’ at the FT Adviser Diversity in Finance Awards. We’re especially proud to win this award in recognition of our policies and initiatives that encourage diversity in the workplace, and intend to keep campaigning for wider representation in the pensions industry.
PensionBee has also won the award for ‘Pensions Innovation’ at the inaugural Finder Investing & Saving Innovation Awards, which celebrated the most innovative providers across the areas of saving, stocks and shares ISAs, pensions, share dealing, and CFD and forex trading.
We’re pleased to have also been named in the ‘FinTech50 2020’ list of 50 European fintechs to watch, for the third year in a row, and ranked number 38 in BusinessCloud’s list of ‘100 FinTech Disrupters‘ for 2020. The winners were determined by a combination of 5,000 reader votes and an independent judging panel, so if you voted for PensionBee, we thank you!
Last but not least, our founders, Romi and Jonathan, were featured in Business Leader Magazine’s list of ‘Top 32 Fintech Leaders‘.
Our CTO, Jonathan, discussed how we’re revolutionising pensions with technology
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.