How to find your pension pots
If you think you may have lost track of some of your pension pots or aren’t sure how to start to find them, follow these steps:
1. Check through all your paperwork and emails
First, check for any paperwork you may have. You may also have email correspondence that could indicate a pension with a specific provider.
If you need to update providers with your new address or personal details, you could phone or write to them. This gives you an opportunity to ask for an update of your current pension pot value. MoneyHelper has a helpful letter template you could use to contact your provider.
2. Contact your old employers
If you can’t find any paperwork or think you’re still missing some older workplace pensions, try contacting your old employers. They should be able to give you details of what provider your pension is with. In some cases, they may even have details of your specific policy information.
3. Use the Pension Tracing Service
If you’re still unsure – for example if an old employer no longer exists or you’re trying to trace a personal pension – don’t give up. The government’s free Pension Tracing Service can help you search for your missing pension pots.