The best chance of being reunited with a lost scheme

People change jobs and employers change their names, but, more importantly, we all forget things from time to time. With that in mind, it is easy to lose track of pensions that you have paid into over the years. If you do not actively look for your lost pensions, then you take the risk of relying on them looking for you! This can be difficult for them to do if, for example, you have changed your name through marriage or moved home yourself.

 

To locate a lost or forgotten pension, you can contact The Pension Tracing Service, part of The Pension Service. They have details of more than 200,000 personal and company pension schemes and will search through these free of charge on your behalf.

For the best chance of being reunited with a lost scheme, you need to provide as much information as possible. This can include the type of scheme; the name of the employer, and any new name it may have, and the nature of its business; the name of the pension company; and when you belonged to the scheme.

Once located, they will provide you with the latest contact details to help you track it down and take full control of your retirement savings.

Got a question or not sure how to apply?

Contact The Pension Tracing Service – call FREEPHONE 0845 6002 537. Operator service is available between 9am to 5:30pm Monday–Friday.