Revolut breaks into pensions as it joins forces with PensionBee

Clare Reilly

by , Head of Corporate Development

15 May 2017 /  

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May 2017

Revolut breaks into pensions as it joins forces with PensionBee

Revolut breaks into pensions as it joins forces with PensionBee

The move allows Revolut users to find and combine their old pensions into one single online plan, accessible from the Revolut app. Customers can add more pensions as they switch jobs, make new contributions and see a live pension balance and forecast of their retirement savings.

Signing up to PensionBee takes just five minutes and customers have access to world class investment managers State Street and BlackRock for a single low fee. Customers will also be allocated a dedicated account manager - known as a BeeKeeper - for support. To date, PensionBee has signed up over 30,000 users and is moving £4m of old pensions to the platform each week. The online pension manager, challenging the outdated pension industry, enjoys a 5-star rating on Trustpilot. The typical customer is in their 30s or 40s and has an average pension of £40k.

Revolut, launched 18 months ago, allows users to set up a current account in 60 seconds, exchange currencies at the interbank exchange rate, transfer in 23 currencies to any bank in the world, and spend fee-free in 120 currencies with a contactless MasterCard. The move is another example of the increase in fintech collaboration in order to give consumers an alternative option to the big banks. Revolut recently announced a partnership with online mortgage broker Trussle and with Lending Works to offer users access to instant credit from anywhere in the world. PensionBee offered a live pension balance through money manager app BUD, a UK first.

Nik Storonsky, Founder & CEO of Revolut:

“Revolut is committed to extending its financial service offerings through partnering with other market leading financial services. Our goal from day one has been to become a financial control centre for managing your entire financial life, and this partnership with PensionBee is another step towards achieving this.”

Romi Savova, CEO of PensionBee:

“We are excited to broaden PensionBee’s reach through our Revolut partnership. Both PensionBee and Revolut put customer empowerment, online experience and transparency at the heart of our offering. We believe Revolut users will love their new PensionBee pensions and managing their retirement savings online!”

More information:

Chad West at Revolut: chad@revolut.com

Jasper Martens at PensionBee: jasper@pensionbee.com / 02038595788

About Revolut

Revolut, launched 18 months ago, allows users to set up a current account in 60 seconds, exchange currencies at the interbank exchange rate, transfer in 23 currencies to any bank in the world, and spend fee-free in 120 currencies with a contactless MasterCard.

About PensionBee

PensionBee is an online pension manager that helps customers to find and combine their old pensions into a brand new fully online plan, managed by the world’s biggest investment managers. Customers can add more pensions as they switch jobs, make new contributions and see a forecast of their retirement savings amongst other things. We exist to simplify the pensions industry and make it easy for consumers to save for their future. PensionBee was Finalist in the 2016 Financial Times Award for Fintech Innovation and winner of the Startups.co.uk Innovation of the Year award 2016.

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