Pension fees

At PensionBee, we take care of your pension for one simple annual fee.

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Combining your pensions with PensionBee is free

Joining PensionBee is free, and we won’t charge you for transferring your old pensions to us - whether you transfer one or more.

Will I lose money during the transfer process?

Sometimes your old provider may charge you an exit fee when you decide to leave their scheme. If we discover that your pension provider charges an exit fee of more than £10, we’ll ask your permission before we complete the transfer. If you’ve got a pension with certain special benefits worth more than £30,000, you’ll have to seek independent financial advice before you can transfer it to a new provider.

The value of your pension can go down as well as up and you may notice some changes following your transfer. This can depend on how your new pension is invested and the impact of short-term stock market fluctuations.

Pay one annual management fee

Our pension plans are specially designed to suit different savings needs. You’ll pay between 0.50% and 0.95% depending on the plan you choose, and we'll halve the fee on the portion of your savings over £100,000.

Transaction costs

Whenever you invest your money, whether it's in a pension, ISA or other investment product, transaction costs will apply. Our pension plans are no different which is why our money managers (Legal & General, BlackRock, State Street Global Advisors and HSBC), will sometimes incur transaction costs when they manage your money.

These costs are very small and cost around 0.03% of the value of your pension each year. They’re separate from your annual management fee (so we don't make any money from them) and most money managers now separately disclose these costs.

How does PensionBee make money?

PensionBee only makes money once your pension is invested and you begin paying the annual management fee. We'll automatically deduct a portion of the annual fee on a daily basis and split it with your plan’s money manager.

Early withdrawal fee

Drawing down from your pension is completely free, unless you withdraw everything within 12 months of having a live balance with us or the balance of your account is less than £150 at the point of withdrawal (a full withdrawal fee of £150 will apply). All our figures include VAT where applicable.

How our fees compare

All pension providers will charge you a fee to manage your pension, but you may get a different service. While PensionBee charges a single and transparent annual management fee, other providers may charge extra pension fees on top. These aren’t always clearly displayed, making it harder to figure out exactly how much you’re paying.

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Adviser Fee

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Exit fees

Change your mind, anytime

If you change your mind about joining PensionBee, you can transfer your pension to another provider at any time.

PensionBee does not charge exit fees.

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