Scheme:
DM1 Retirement Fund
Complainant:
Miss N
Respondent:
Fast Pensions Limited
Topic:
Transfers: general
Ref:
PO-15298
Date:
Fri 5 May 2017
Outcome:
Upheld

Ombudsman’s Determination

Outcome

Miss N’s complaint is upheld, and to put matters right Fast Pensions should provide a full response to Miss N’s questions about the status and security of the Plan and assist her in exercising her statutory right to a transfer out of the Plan to a named pension arrangement that is willing and able to accept it, if she so wishes. Fast Pensions should also pay Miss N £2,000 to reflect the prolonged significant distress and inconvenience caused to her by its maladministration.

My reasons for reaching this decision are explained in more detail below.

Complaint summary

Miss N complains that Fast Pensions failed to provide her Plan annual statement in 2016 and to process her request for a transfer to a different pension provider, and as her subsequent attempts to get in touch with Fast Pensions were unsuccessful, she is concerned about the security of her pension funds.

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