Can I find my pensions with my national insurance number?

If you know the name of the provider who administers your pension, or you have the contact information for the employer who set up your pension, then your National Insurance information can help them locate your lost pension.

Pension Transfers

I don’t have any provider information

Have a Penfold pension? You're in luck. You can use our "Find My Pension" service to help you track down any lost or forgotten pots. All you need is the name of your old employer.

Sign in and hit "Transfer Your Pension", then "Find My Pension" to get started.

If you're not a Penfold saver, then you may have to play detective. You can try these simple steps in order to work out who your provider is:

  1. Use the governments' free pension tracing service. Type in your old employer name into the search box. If no options appear, then move onto the next step. If potential providers do appear, scroll down to the next section.
  2. Search 'pension' in your email inbox and trash, to see if your provider has sent you any emails about your policy. If you find a provider name, head on to the next section.
  3. If the pension was provided by a previous job, call or email your old HR department and ask who they set up your workplace pension with. You'll only need to know the rough dates you worked there and your national insurance number. They'll be able to confirm the provider name.

I know the provider name, but not the policy reference number

All that's left to find is the policy reference number:

  • Call your pension provider and state your name, national insurance number and the employer who set this pension up for you. They'll be able to tell you your policy reference number after they've gone through a few security questions

What's next? Transferring your pensions

Once you've gathered all of your old pension details, you can choose to combine them together into a single pension plan. There are many benefits of doing this, including lower fees and easier tracking and management of your finances.

Many pension providers offer a transfer service, which can organise the entire process for you. Some may charge a fee for the transfer process that you need to be aware of.

Penfold offers a completely free pension transfer service to its customers. We streamline the transfer process to make it as simple for you, which means the process takes only 5 minutes, it's entirely online, with no paperwork, no jargon and no hassle. We transfer any pension no matter its value or how old it is, from any provider or employer, and as many as you’d like.

If you want to transfer existing pensions to Penfold, simply create an account and open it with a transfer request. It takes all of 5 minutes!

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