Ideally, you should aim to set up your NOW: Pensions account 6 months before your staging date so you can become familiar with the site.  We do however accept submissions at any point – even after people miss their staging dates.

Setting up an auto enrolment pension with us is so easy it only takes 3 simple steps to complete.

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Step 1: Sign up online

We’ve designed a simple online sign up process which is quick and easy to complete. We offer five different plan options to suit your needs. Once your application is complete we will do our best to verify your account in the next 48 hours.

Have a look at our guide to signing up to the NOW: Pensions scheme >>

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Step 2: Get to know the NOW: Pensions Gateway site

Take some time to get to know your account.

It’s your responsibility to tell your workers about their NOW: Pensions product and auto enrolment, but don’t worry we have created a toolkit to provide you with everything you need to know before speaking with your workers.

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Step 3: Preparing for your staging date

Once you are enrolled, there are a few ongoing responsibilities you will need to carry out, including; providing us with up to date payroll information in time with your payroll and sending out statutory communicating.

 

We decided to appoint NOW: Pensions because of the simplicity and robustness of its scheme. The NOW: Pensions product is both cost effective and straightforward to implement... — Mark Roberts, Managing Director at gap personnel
We chose NOW: Pensions as it has the best cultural fit for ISS and we believe it will offer our employees the best mix of long term investment returns, strong risk management and low scheme costs for members. NOW: Pensions already has the experience… — Matthew Brabin, CFO, ISS UK
I am excited to be joining such a distinguished Board of Trustees, over-seeing a modern, transparent, cost efficient and high-performing pension fund. — Win Robbins, former Head of European Fixed Income Barclays Global Investors
...its simple design means the pressure is taken off us as the employer and avoids costly administration charges, whilst removing the burden of choice and ensuring the best possible retirement outcome for our employees. — Matthew Johnson, Head of Compensation and Benefits at Adecco Group UK & Ireland
Why do we insist on having a choice of fund manager when the evidence shows there is usually no benefit to be gained…and there is always a negative impact in terms of cost? — Anthony Hilton financial editor of the Evening Standard writing in Pensions World, June 2013