Trace your lost pensions
If you’ve lost one or more pensions (perhaps if you’ve misplaced your pension number, for example), you can get in touch with your old employers to find out who your workplace pension providers are, and then contact your pension providers directly to get details about your pensions.
When tracing your pension, you will probably need to provide at least your name, address, and National Insurance number so that your existing pension provider can verify your identity.
You can also try the free government Pension Tracing Service (UK). This pension tracker uses a database of pension provider contact details that you can search by employer name to help find your pension.
You can find more information on our in-depth page about finding your pensions.
Pension tracing service for deceased relatives
If you know or think that a deceased relative left a pension, and you’re the executor of their estate or their next of kin, you can use the government’s Pension Tracing Service to find out.
If you’re successful in locating a pension, the pension provider may ask to see a death certificate and identification to confirm your relationship.
PensionBee can help you to combine and transfer your pensions
Sign up to PensionBee and give us some information about you and your old pension providers. We’ll speak to them to get your pension balances and move your pensions across to your new plan. The more information you can provide, such as a policy number, the faster we’ll be able to find and transfer your money.
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: 25-02-2022