These days, we tend to move jobs quite often. Transferring your various pensions to one provider could save you money on fees and also allows you to see all your retirement savings in one place. But remember that some old pensions, especially final salary schemes, have valuable benefits that would be lost if transferred, so you may need to do some homework.
With Nutmeg you can bring your pensions and other investments into one easy-to-use online account. Set up a new personal pension from scratch in minutes or transfer in your pensions from other providers. You simply fill in the details of the pensions you’d like to transfer and we’ll take care of the rest.
You can transfer SIPPs, personal pensions and most workplace pensions to Nutmeg, so long as you haven’t started to take income from them — known as drawing down from your pension. In the future, you’ll also be able to transfer pensions to Nutmeg that you have started to draw down from.
We can’t accept transfer of defined benefit, or ‘final salary’, workplace pensions. Find out more on the different types of pension.
The majority of pension transfers will take no longer than three weeks to complete. Some pensions might take a little longer, around 2–3 months.
When you start a Nutmeg pension, there are no set-up fees. You may want to check any exit fees with your current pension providers, or any benefits you may lose as a result of switching. Here’s a list of what to check before you transfer your pension.
Follow any link to start or transfer your pension and create a sample portfolio for your pension pot. For now, you’ll have to do this on a desktop or tablet. By entering the value of your current pensions you’ll see an illustration of what you might receive when you retire as well as the portfolio that we’ll manage for you. Once signed up, you’ll be asked to enter the details of your current pension or pensions to begin the transfer process.
If you’ve got pensions from previous employers which are lost or long-forgotten, don’t worry — you’re not alone. The government provides a handy Pension Finder service for just these occasions.
As with all investing, your capital is at risk. The value of your pension can fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you invest. Eligibility to invest in a pension depends on personal circumstances. Tax rules may change in future. If you need help with pensions, seek independent financial advice. Note that you can't withdraw money from a personal pension until you're 55.