Is my pension safe?

You work hard to build up your pension, so it’s crucial to make sure your money is safe. Unfortunately, more and more people are coming to us with compensation claims after losing money from their pension.

Some people moved their occupational pension fund into a riskier self-invested personal pension and lost money when the provider went bust. Others lost money when a regulated adviser gave them inappropriate or misleading advice.

Before you take out any kind of pension, it’s essential to know if your money is FSCS protected. We can only protect you if the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has authorised your pension provider.

How can I check if my pension is protected?

Search the FCA register using your pension provider’s firm reference number (FRN) for the most accurate results. Find the FRN in your paperwork or emails, or ask your provider if you can’t find it. If the FCA search results show the firm’s status as ‘authorised’, FSCS may be able to compensate you if this firm fails.

Know your compensation limits

Pensions (compensation limit is dependent on how the pension funds are invested)

£85,000 per person per firm.
up to £50,000 per person per firm.
100% protected.
100% protected.