While February may be the shortest month of the year, our team were busy bees last month! From simplifying the design of our emails to winning five Boring Money Best Buys Awards, read on to find out what we were working on in February.
We redesigned our transactional emails
The new design is much easier to read and follows the same format as our monthly newsletters, enabling you to find the information you need and effortlessly navigate to your account.
Don’t miss out on your unused tax relief
It’s almost the end of the current tax year which means you only have a few weeks left to use up your allowance for the 2020/2021 tax year (up to 100% of your earnings, to a limit of £40,000 for most people).
You can also carry forward unused allowances from the previous three years. Most basic rate taxpayers will automatically get a 25% tax top up on their personal pension contributions, while higher rate taxpayers can claim a further 25% through their Self-Assessment tax returns, and top rate taxpayers can claim an additional 31%.
If you’d like to pay a lump sum into your pension, make sure you allow enough time for it to reach us by 5 April. Direct Debits, for example, can take up to 12 working days to be received and invested so don’t leave it until the last minute. You can make contributions into your pension via your BeeHive.
We won five Boring Money Best Buys Awards and we were nominated for a Good Money Guide Award
We're delighted to have won 5 @boringmoney Best Buys Awards 2021! 🏆🥳️— PensionBee (@pensionbee) February 25, 2021
💛 Best Buy Pensions
💛 Best for Beginner Investors - Pension
💛 Best for Sustainable Investors - Pension
💛 Best for Digital - Pension
💛 Best for Customer Service
In February, we scooped five Boring Money awards:
- Best Buy Pension
- Best Buy Beginners Pension
- Best Buy Sustainable Pension
- Best Buy Digital Pension
- Best Buy Customer Service
We’re especially thrilled to be recognised for our customer service in a newly created award for 2021 which acknowledges the additional pressures faced by financial services companies as a result of the pandemic. Winners were chosen based on customer review scores, as well as Boring Money’s own testing and evaluation of call response times.
For those wanting to do a bit of good for the 🌍 whilst doing good with 💸 💰— boringmoney (@boringmoney) February 26, 2021
Here are our Best For Sustainable Pension 2021. Well done!! @AJBellYouinvest @pensionbee @thenutmegteam @ii_couk pic.twitter.com/9wqQ8iEwDF
Last month, we were also delighted to take the top spot in TechRound’s ‘Fintech50 for 2021’ list which ranks 50 of the most innovative fintech companies in the world.
We were also nominated for a Good Money Guide Award, in the ‘Investing Accounts’ category. The Good Money Guide Awards aim to champion financial services companies that excel in innovation, product, and customer service. The winners will be decided by a public vote, so we need your help! To vote for PensionBee, simply leave a review of our product and customer service on the Good Money Guide website.
We're delighted to announce that we've been nominated in the 2021 @GoodMoneyGuide Awards! 🥳️💛— PensionBee (@pensionbee) February 16, 2021
🔗 Click here to leave a review and vote for PensionBee: https://t.co/NaFjIO3UPo
Good luck to all the other finalists! pic.twitter.com/honBlKyzQ1
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 by emailing email@example.com.