Welcome to Ensign
We have a plan.
(And it's a good one.)

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Want to get the most from your pension plan?

Steer a course this way if you’re a current member or think we may be a good fit for your employer.

For those we know and those we’d like to know…

Our employer area is brimming with information about Ensign and how we can help you and your employees.

What is The Plan?


  • Some of the lowest management charges in the industry
  • A carefully chosen range of investment options
  • All profits go back into the Plan
  • Less red tape for employers


  • Experienced Trustee Board
  • Master Trust Assurance
  • Highly skilled Executive Team and world-class partners
  • Trusted by around 80 employers (and counting)


  • Choice for members over when and how to take benefits
  • Accepts transfers from other pension schemes
  • Ability to increase your voluntary contributions
  • Keep the same pension pot, whether you move, leave or return


  • Not-for-profit, which means no shareholders to pay
  • Easy-to-use tools at your fingertips
  • Always with member interests in mind
  • Tailored financial advice and guidance (starting in 2018/19 scheme year)
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The Benefits - Why Ensign?

Good Governance

The scheme has good communications and is run by a trustee board with a significant track record in pensions and the maritime industry.

Flexible Retirement Benefits

The Plan gives members flexibility and choice in how they receive their retirement benefits, allowing them to take cash, buy an annuity, or draw down income over a number of years.

Low Cost

As a ‘not for profit’ scheme, the Plan offers annual management charges that are well below those offered by most competitor schemes.

Online Tools

Members have access to a secure online portal allowing them to keep up-to-date with their contribution levels and investment returns, view Plan information and documents, and use tools to help plan for retirement.

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Latest News

Ensign doubles membership with onboarding of the Stena Line (UK) Pension Scheme defined contribution members


Ensign doubles membership with onboarding of the Stena Line (UK) Pension Scheme defined contribution members

The Stena Line UK Group has chosen Ensign – the Master Trust pension scheme for the shipping and maritime sector…

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Ensign Chair’s initiative on financial education


Ensign Chair’s initiative on financial education

Ensign Chair, Rory Murphy, has lead an initiative, being launched today, to encourage financial awareness for the younger generations, with…

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The maritime industry works hard to attract the next generation with exciting career opportunities and the very best employee benefits. Ensign is deservedly the go-to auto-enrolment compliant pensions provider for our industry. We provide the careers, they provide the pensions.

~ Bryan Hampson – Director, AW Crewing Services Limited

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