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Transfer your existing pensions

Transferring your pension
couldn't be easier

Transfer old pensions to your SIPP – both online and by post. Please ensure you won’t lose valuable guarantees or incur excessive exit fees by transferring.

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Benefits of transferring

  • Make your investments easier to manage
    Save time with just one website and one statement for all your pensions.
  • Wide investment choice
    Thousands of funds, shares, investment trusts, government and company bonds, and ETFs to choose from. Unsure where to get started? HL experts provide investment ideas
  • More support
    If you have any questions you only have to make one telephone call. The specialists on our Helpdesk will answer your questions in plain English – no jargon.
  • Great value
    To help you make the most of your SIPP we provide access to free research, articles, tools and insight from our team of investment experts – all this while benefiting from low costs. See our charges.
  • New freedoms available
    Investors aged 55 or over (57 from 2028) have complete freedom over how they take their pension benefits. Hargreaves Lansdown offer all options – unlike some pension providers.

Which pensions can you transfer?

You can transfer most types of pension to your SIPP normally without needing advice, (the total combined value of pensions being transferred must be £1,000 or more). These include:

  • Personal and stakeholder pensions
  • Executive Pension Plans (EPPs)
  • Retirement Annuity Contracts (RACs)
  • Other SIPPs
  • Most Additional Voluntary Contribution plans (AVCs) including Free Standing AVCs
  • Most paid-up occupational money purchase pensions
  • Old protected rights pensions accrued from contracting out of the State Second Pension or SERPS (State Earnings Related Pension)
  • Pensions in income drawdown

If your pension isn't listed above, please call the Helpdesk on 0117 314 1795 and speak to a pensions specialist for more information.

How do you transfer your pension?

You can do this online or by post and it only takes two minutes.

There's no need to choose your investments today

Your pension will be transferred as cash so you can decide where to invest your SIPP when the transfer completes. This means it will be unaffected by stock market rises or falls during this period.

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Important information

You can't normally access the money in a SIPP until at least age 55 (57 from 2028). Please remember taxation depends on your circumstances and tax rules can change over time. Investments can go down in value as well as up so you could get back less than you invest. This website is not personal advice; if you are unsure of an investment's suitability for your circumstances you should seek advice. Correct for 2021/2022 tax year.

Have a question?

Contact the Helpdesk:

0117 314 1795

Mon - Fri: 8am - 5pm

Sat: 9:30am - 12:30pm

invest@hl.co.uk

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