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    • Atatotalloss
    • By Atatotalloss 10th Nov 19, 1:07 AM
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    Struggling to locate an old pension
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    • 10th Nov 19, 1:07 AM
    Struggling to locate an old pension 10th Nov 19 at 1:07 AM
    Hi. My husband is struggling to locate a pension he paid into for almost a decade between 1999-2008. We’ve tried the online tracker which gives you the company details which we already knew. We’ve contacted the company but their have no records of which provider the pension would have been with because they’ve transferred to a new provider for auto-enrolment. The provider they think it might be can’t locate any records. HMRC can’t find any records based on NI number. Any ideas gratefully received! Thank you
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    • ermine
    • By ermine 10th Nov 19, 11:28 AM
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    • 10th Nov 19, 11:28 AM
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    • 10th Nov 19, 11:28 AM
    Have you contacted (as in made an arrangement and spoken to someone) the Pensions Advisory Service?


    Pensionwise are also worth contacting re your options
    • ffacoffipawb
    • By ffacoffipawb 10th Nov 19, 11:39 AM
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    • 10th Nov 19, 11:39 AM
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    • 10th Nov 19, 11:39 AM
    Hi. My husband is struggling to locate a pension he paid into for almost a decade between 1999-2008. We’ve tried the online tracker which gives you the company details which we already knew. We’ve contacted the company but their have no records of which provider the pension would have been with because they’ve transferred to a new provider for auto-enrolment. The provider they think it might be can’t locate any records. HMRC can’t find any records based on NI number. Any ideas gratefully received! Thank you
    Originally posted by Atatotalloss
    Try this ...

    https://www.findmylostpension.com/

    Or

    https://www.gov.uk/find-pension-contact-details
    Last edited by ffacoffipawb; 10-11-2019 at 11:42 AM.
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    • xylophone
    • By xylophone 10th Nov 19, 12:19 PM
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    • 10th Nov 19, 12:19 PM
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    • 10th Nov 19, 12:19 PM
    Does your husband have (or is he able to establish) contact with former colleagues at this company?

    They might have a clue?
    • Marcon
    • By Marcon 10th Nov 19, 12:51 PM
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    • 10th Nov 19, 12:51 PM
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    • 10th Nov 19, 12:51 PM
    Could you give the name of the company (needs to be in full and accurate, for obvious reasons) in case someone here recognises it? That would also give several other ways in which people reading this thread might be able to help.

    When you say 'the provider they think...can't locate any records' do you mean they can't find any record of your husband being in the scheme, or any record that they were the provider?
    Last edited by Marcon; 10-11-2019 at 12:54 PM.
    • Atatotalloss
    • By Atatotalloss 12th Nov 19, 10:56 AM
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    • 12th Nov 19, 10:56 AM
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    • 12th Nov 19, 10:56 AM
    Thank you so much for all your suggestions. I’ve tried the websites you suggest above and hopefully they’ll have some pointers. We have contacted colleagues at the company but no one can say for sure what the provider was before the current provider - Friends Life, Friends Provident, Aviva etc amd we’ve tried them all! Thanks again for taking the time to help out. I really appreciate it.
    • Dox
    • By Dox 12th Nov 19, 2:04 PM
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    • 12th Nov 19, 2:04 PM
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    • 12th Nov 19, 2:04 PM
    As suggested above - could you give the name of your husband's former employer? There's no reason not to; you are only trying to trace a pension, so no sort of confidentiality issue here.
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