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How long will a pension transfer take?

If your pension is transferred as cash, this means your provider will sell your pension investments, and transfer the cash amount to your HL SIPP. You will not be invested during the transfer, so you will not make losses or gains. You can buy investments once the transfer is complete. This usually takes 2-4 weeks, depending on your provider.

If your pension is transferred as it is (invested in the stock market), your provider will transfer each investment and any cash to your HL SIPP. If you hold an investment we do not offer, we’ll contact you during the transfer to confirm your preference. This type of transfer usually takes 6-8 weeks, but can take longer depending on your investments and provider. You stay invested during the transfer, so could make gains and losses. Usually you cannot trade until the transfer completes. Please note, we can only accept online applications of this kind for existing Self-Invested Personal Pensions or Small Self-Administered Schemes. If you hold a different pension, and are eligible to transfer your investments, please contact our helpdesk on 0117 980 9926 for a postal application.

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