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 house and you 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 can also try searching on 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.
Our pension finder service
Here at PensionBee, we have a team of BeeKeepers who will help you set up your new pension and guide you through the pension transfer process, from start to finish. We’ll help you find an old pension in five easy steps.
- Step 1
You can 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
Next you’ll get to read about our pension plans and can choose the one that’s best suited to your needs. There are several options to choose from, however the ‘Tailored’ plan is our most popular and invests your money differently as you age, moving your money into safer assets as you get older.
- Step 3
Next we’ll ask you some questions about your pension history. We’ll ask you who the pension provider is, if you’re currently paying into the pension and will ask you to provide a signature to confirm the transfer. It’s really as simple as that.
- Step 4
Once you’ve signed up to PensionBee and given us a few details, you’ll be assigned a dedicated 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 5
Soon your transfers will be complete and the balance of your brand 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! Don’t forget, your BeeKeeper will still be on hand should you have any questions.
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: 30-09-2018