Main site > MoneySavingExpert.com Forums > Essential Money > Pensions, Annuities & Retirement Planning > Help with old share certificates and pension cont... (Page 1)

IMPORTANT! This is MoneySavingExpert's open forum - anyone can post

Please exercise caution & report any spam, illegal, offensive, racist, libellous post to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com

  • Be nice to all MoneySavers
  • All the best tips go in the MoneySavingExpert weekly email

    Plus all the new guides, deals & loopholes

  • No spam/referral links
or Login with Facebook
Help with old share certificates and pension contributions
Closed Thread
Views: 5,619
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
# 1
tinkerbell63
Old 22-08-2008, 12:49 PM
MoneySaving Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 6
Default Help with old share certificates and pension contributions

Hi,
I am new to this forum, so sorry if not posted in correct threads.

I would like advise re some share certificates I have and pension contributions i have made.
I worked some years ago for The Burton Group Plc who were taken over by GE Capital. I was made redundant in 1991, I received monies from them and a letter from personnel outlining other info.
I have in my possession a share certificate showing 130 shares, appropriation date Dec 88 in the Burton group profit sharing scheme.
The shares are valued at this date at £1.87 each. The registrar is National Westminster Bank plc based at Caxton house, Bristol.

How do I check into these shares, ie value of them now and cashing them in?

Also I have two staff superannuatin fund certificates showing contributions at £535.71 and £182.17. It states on the bottom of the certificates that on leaving service options, I could be eligible for a refund of contributions with interest, less statutory deductions? I thought you could not have any money back until pension age or transfer to another pension scheme.
I am currently unemployed, aged 45 and unlikely to work full time again. What are my options with these certifcates - can I cash them in or would I have to wait until pension age or working and then transfer to another pension fund I choose to set up?

Many thanks for any advice given.
tinkerbell63 is offline
Report Post
# 2
tinkerbell63
Old 22-08-2008, 1:27 PM
MoneySaving Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 6
Default

Hi,
Anyone out there? I am in process of posting letters off, but would love to have any info beforehand. thanks again
tinkerbell63 is offline
Report Post
# 3
MikeJones
Old 22-08-2008, 2:05 PM
Serious MoneySaving Fan
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: UK
Posts: 777
Default

Hi tinkerbell63,

Quote:
Originally Posted by tinkerbell63 View Post
What are my options with these certifcates - can I cash them in or would I have to wait until pension age or working and then transfer to another pension fund I choose to set up?
If you read this thread, you'll get some idea about minimum pension age:
Retire at 50 in 2010

I hope this helps.

Mike Jones

I work in the field of Pension Education and Pension Guidance in the UK. I am a current member of the Specialist Pensions Forum as well as being a Voluntary Adviser for The Pensions Advisory Service. I work with scheme members, employers, trustees, scheme administrators and advisers on most things to do with employer sponsored pension schemes. The views expressed by me in this thread are my personal opinions. You should seek professional advice from an appropriately experienced and qualified adviser.
MikeJones is offline
Report Post
# 4
tinkerbell63
Old 28-08-2008, 12:33 PM
MoneySaving Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 6
Default

Thanks for info re pensions. I thought my money would be unavailable until retirement age. Unfortunately I am only 47 in 2010.
Can anyone help re shares enquiry. i have emailed Kingfisher as that is the address of shares registrar, but still not heard a reply yet.
I am hoping I may be due some dividends and have the option to sell my shares if possible. I am desperately needing money as unemployed!
tinkerbell63 is offline
Report Post
# 5
icarus62
Old 08-03-2010, 10:29 AM
MoneySaving Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 1
Default Natwest Registrar

I too have old shares issude through the natwest but cannot find address details or telephone number. Can someone help please?
icarus62 is offline
Report Post
# 6
cottager
Old 10-03-2010, 7:07 AM
Serious MoneySaving Fan
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 910
Default

Natwest Registrars no longer exist: sold on a couple of times and now Computershare. There are other registrars (e.g. Equiniti, Capita), but Computershare should be your first port of call.

Contact details:
https://www-uk.computershare.com/Inv...ompanyList.asp
Telephone numbers vary according to which company's shares are held, but find them in the list and click the relevant Contact link. If they're very old shares and the company's not listed you may need to establish if there have been any name changes through takeover, merger, rebranding etc.
~cottager

Last edited by cottager; 10-03-2010 at 7:15 AM.
cottager is offline
Report Post
Closed Thread

Bookmarks
 
 




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

 Forum Jump  

Contact Us - MoneySavingExpert.com - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

All times are GMT. The time now is 5:36 PM.

 Forum Jump  

Free MoneySaving Email

Top deals: Week of 29 October 2014

Get all this & more in MoneySavingExpert's weekly email full of guides, vouchers and Deals

GET THIS FREE WEEKLY EMAIL Full of deals, guides & it's spam free

Latest News & Blogs

Martin's Twitter Feed

profile

Cheap Travel Money

Find the best online rate for holiday cash with MSE's TravelMoneyMax.

Find the best online rate for your holiday cash with MoneySavingExpert's TravelMoneyMax.

TuneChecker Top Albums

  • TAYLOR SWIFT1989 (DELUXE)
  • VARIOUS ARTISTSBBC RADIO 1'S LIVE LOUNGE 2014
  • ED SHEERANX (DELUXE EDITION)

MSE's Twitter Feed

profile
Always remember anyone can post on the MSE forums, so it can be very different from our opinion.
We use Skimlinks and other affiliated links in some of our boards, for some of our users.