What is a pension finder?

If you're not sure where your old pensions are, you can use a lost pension finder such as the Government's Pension Tracing Service to help you locate them. PensionBee can then help you combine and transfer your pensions into a single, good-value plan, so that you can manage your retirement savings online in one place.

Finding a lost pension

If you’ve had several different jobs, you may have paid into several different workplace pensions. It’s easy to lose track of these previous pensions, especially if you’ve moved home and no longer receive pension statements.

To find an old pension, contact your previous employers, providing details like your employment dates, the rough dates of your pension scheme membership and your National Insurance number. You may be able to find your National Insurance number on documents like a payslip or P60. If you’re unable to locate it, you can easily find your National Insurance number online using HMRC’s free tool. You can also try searching the Pension Tracing Service, which is a database of pension provider contact details.

Once you’ve identified your pension provider, you can contact them to find out details about your pension, including the value of your pension pot, the fees you’re paying, and how your money is being invested.

How we can help

Here at PensionBee, we have a team of friendly BeeKeepers who will help you set up your new pension and guide you through the pension transfer process, from start to finish.

  • Step 1: sign up for a PensionBee pension in just a few clicks online. To get started we’ll ask for your name and email address, and a few personal details such as your date of birth, address, phone number and National Insurance number.

  • Step 2: answer some questions about your pension history. We’ll ask you who the pension provider is, the policy number if you have it, if you’re currently paying into the pension, and we’ll ask you to provide a signature to confirm the transfer. It’s really as simple as that.

  • Step 3: you’ll be assigned a dedicated account manager, or BeeKeeper, who’ll get to work contacting your pension providers to get a transfer balance for each of your old pensions. Some providers take longer to respond than others, but most take a few weeks. Your BeeKeeper will keep you updated on their progress via email.

  • Step 4: soon your transfers will be complete and the balance of your new PensionBee plan will be updated. To manage your money or read the finer details about your plan, you can log into your BeeHive, which is your personal pension dashboard. You’ll be able to manage your retirement saving online in one place, so you’ll never lose track of your pension again! Your BeeKeeper will still be on hand should you have any questions.

Risk warning

As always with investments, your capital is at risk. The value of your investment can go down as well as up, and you may get back less than you invest. This information should not be regarded as financial advice.

Last edited: 06-04-2024

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