Pension consolidation

Transferring and consolidating old pensions

Most people change jobs several times and pay into several pensions over the years. This can make it difficult to keep track of your retirement savings and see how your investments are performing. Consolidating pensions gives you more control over your money and makes it easy to check that you’re on track. You will have less paperwork and could save money too.

Why should I consolidate pensions in the Best SIPP?

  • Pay 0.3% service fees a year (less for larger pensions)
  • You can have your investments managed by our experts, invest with an adviser or do everything yourself
  • Our team of specialists will contact your existing providers to arrange the transfers
  • It can take as few as 15 working days to consolidate your pensions (for electronic transfers)
Transfer in to the Best SIPP

How much does it cost to transfer a pension?

There are no fees to transfer pensions from other providers into the Best SIPP. But you will usually be charged by your current pension provider when you transfer out. We will pay you up to £500 to cover these fees*.


We will pay you up to £500 to cover any transfer fees your current pension provider charges.

Finding a lost pension

It can be all too easy to lose track of a pension from an old employer when you change jobs. If you need to be reunited with a pension, you can contact the Government’s free Pension Tracing Service by visiting their website or calling 0845 6002 537.

Speak to our pension transfer experts

Find out more about pension consolidation and start your transfer today by getting in touch:

*Subject to terms and conditions. Exit fees may apply if you close your Best SIPP.

SIPPs are not suitable for everyone. They may not be right for you if you don’t want to invest across different asset classes or don’t think you will make use of the investment choices available to you. Please contact us for guidance or advice if you are unsure.

Before you consider transferring a pension, it is important to ask yourself: Will I lose any valuable benefits or features from my existing pension plan? Will I incur any penalties on my existing pension if I transfer? Is it an occupational final salary pension scheme? (in which case it is very unlikely to be advisable to transfer) Have I considered the charges on my current plan? (a new arrangement may be more expensive – especially if you have a stakeholder pension).

Free guide

The benefits of consolidating your ISAs or pensions

The benefits of consolidating your ISAs or Pensions

Find out the many benefits of bringing your investments together with one provider in this free guide.