Important update

Following the announcement that Nucleus has acquired Curtis Banks, we're continuing our long-standing partnership with Curtis Banks to provide the Cofunds Pension Account. For the immediate future there will be no change for advisers or customers of either business.  We’ll update you with any further developments.

The Cofunds Pension Account is suitable for clients who may not need a full self-invested personal pension (SIPP), but want to hold a wide range of uninsured collective investments in a cost-efficient product. The Cofunds Pension Account is available to new clients investing at least £5,000. 

Administered by Curtis Banks, an expert team is on hand to help your clients get the most out of their retirement.

Choose from around 3,500

Simple transfers using 
Origo Options.

Straight forward set up of ongoing advice charges.

Features and benefits at a glance

  • Pension credit
  • Drawdown transfer (capped and flexi access)
  • Uncrystallised funds pension lump sum (UFPLS)
  • Transfers2
  • Single contribution2
  • Regular monthly contributions3
  • Flexi-access drawdown with no income limit taken from the pension


You can find the drawdown charges in the table below, and full details of the Cofunds Pension Account charges and rates are in our Charges sheet.

All charges are subject to VAT and we may vary them in future.

Charge type Charge amount Frequency

Drawdown establishment charge

£100 for each sub plan

On designation or transfer of a scheme already crystallised.

Drawdown annual charge

£120 for each sub plan

Yearly in advance, if income is taken

UFPLS charge


For each UFPLS payment

Review of income limits for a capped drawdown pension


At least every three years before client reaches 75 years old and then yearly

Switching capped drawdown pensions to a flexi-access drawdown pension



Payment of the total remaining fund through flexi-access drawdown or UFPLS



The value of an investment can fall as well as rise and isn't guaranteed. Your client could get back less than they invest.

As at December 2023.

2Minimum of £5,000 initial and £1,000 subsequent

3£100 a month minimum