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Pace - The Co-op pension scheme

Join Pace DC

If you are not already a member of Pace DC and wish to join, please complete all fields below. If you have been in continuous employment for more than one year your application will be reviewed to see if further information is required. You MAY NOT be covered for death in service benefits from Pace DC until your application is checked and all information gathering has been completed. The Co-op Pensions Department will contact you via the email address you provide below to confirm if further information is required.

Before making your application, please ensure you have read Your Pension Guide. If you have any questions please contact the Pace helpline on 0345 026 8689 before completing this application.

Please ensure you complete all the fields or you will not be able to submit the form at the end.

You can choose from the following contribution levels. Please read the following and select which level you wish to join.

You should read Your Pension Guide for details of what Co-op will pay in.

I’d like to join Pace and contribute the percentage of pensionable earnings as indicated below:

You pay 1%

You pay 2%

You pay 3%

You pay 4%

You pay 5%

You pay 6%

You pay 7%

You pay 8%

You pay 9%

You pay 10%

+ Actively at work means that you have not received medical advice to refrain from work, are not absent from work or restricted from work due to illness or injury, and are actively following your normal occupation. This means that you are working at your normal capacity for the normal number of hours required by your contract, either at your normal place of business or at a location at which Co-op requires you to work. In the event that this requirement is not met, the Trustees will not provide a death in service lump sum benefit until you meet the requirement.

You will be entered into Pace DC scheme and your first contribution will be deducted from your pay at the next available opportunity.

On joining, your money will automatically be put in the investment fund, Target: Lump Sum. Please read Your Fund Guide for full details. You can choose to change where your money is invested at any time by logging into Manage Your Account.

Employees of the Co-operative Bank plc should not complete this form. There is a separate form available for Bank employees on the Bank intranet and on the Bank's own pensions website.

In order to run Pace, personal information about you will be used by Pace Trustees Ltd, their advisers, administrators (including the Co-op and Legal & General) and other third parties who process data on their behalf. Your information will be used to administer your pension scheme, calculate and pay benefits, and for statistical purposes. At all times, your personal information will be processed in line with the Data Protection Act and General Data Protection Regulation.

By submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read and understood our privacy notice. This privacy notice includes more detailed information on how we use and disclose your information, the protections we apply, the legal bases we rely on and your data protection rights. If you would like a copy of our privacy notice to be sent to you, please contact the Data Protection Team, 5th Floor, 1 Angel Square M60 0AG.

If you have any questions please contact the Pace helpline on 0345 026 8689.

Please complete an 'online signature' by entering your full name in the box below before submitting this form.