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Joining Nest

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Nest is a workplace pension scheme, which means most people typically join through their employer. However, in some cases such as self-employment, people can enrol themselves. Below we’ll take you through the three main ways of joining Nest, how to opt out and the next steps you can take.

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Joining through my employer

As Nest is a workplace pension, the majority of members join because they are auto-enrolled by their employer.

Joining through my employer

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Joining as self-employed

If you’re self-employed or the sole director of a company that doesn’t employ anyone else, you can use Nest to save for your retirement.

Joining if you're self-employed

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Joining through a divorce settlement

It’s also possible to join Nest after getting a share of a partner’s retirement pot in a divorce settlement.

Joining through a divorce settlement

What if I want to opt out?

If you’ve recently been enrolled into Nest by your employer, but no longer want to be a member, you can opt out during the one month opt-out period.

Opt out

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Make the most of Nest in your online account

There are a range of things you can do once you've logged into your account.