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Smart Pension Connect
Head of Investment Proposition, James Lawrence, discusses developing big ideas to continue Smart Pension’s journey into all things ESG
Former Pensions Minister sets out his take on key trends and developments in pensions
How do we encourage, facilitate and help that decision-making process, when we know savers find it difficult and confusing
Building a net-zero investment framework and exploring efficient and meaningful ways to meet a net-zero target
A lot of people don’t know where their pension contributions go when they pay them each month
Tony Burdon highlights the importance of self confidence and reflection
Over 70% of the master trust’s default investment strategy is in ESG focused funds
You've worked hard for your pension...don't let the fraudsters get their hands on it
Margaret Snowdon highlights that the real big change she has seen is the computerisation of the industry
Caroline Hopper on keeping it simple and testing communications on real people
James Lawrence to develop and lead investment strategy for the company’s fast growing UK Smart Pension Master Trust with £1.8bn assets under management
A demonstration of a positive collaboration between the Natixis IM team, Smart Pension and the trustees of the scheme to develop and deliver a solution that met the needs of all parties
Sustainable investing will lead to better investment returns and give us a great opportunity to help members to build a better relationship with their pension
As background, consolidation in the UK pension industry is a hot topic.
A catch up with the Editor in Chief at Professional Pensions, Jonathan Stapleton, for the latest in our series of Smart Pension Connect webinars
For all of us in the industry, in times of uncertainty it is even more important than ever to engage and communicate effectively with members
We’re very proud to have a diverse trustee board, believing that this diversity helps to make sure that scheme members' best interests are always put first
Pensions dashboards will revolutionise the pensions industry, dragging it into the 21st century
The pensions industry is going through a seismic change, with more to come
New solution developed in partnership with Natixis Investment Managers opens up the benefits of illiquids for Smart Pension’s DC members, through the new MV Dual Credit Fund
Global financial markets are currently volatile because of fears about the spread of coronavirus
Barclays has today announced a partnership with Smart Pension, one of the UK’s leading online pension providers
Smart Pension signs up to Make My Money Matter and pledges to develop its investment approach and commit to Net Zero emissions ahead of the 2050 deadline outlined by other schemes
Daniel Kahneman’s book ‘Thinking Fast and Slow’ addresses the dichotomy between two modes of thinking
Smart Pension and WorkLife by OpenMoney, have launched a new partnership in which WorkLife is named as a preferred partner of Smart Pension
We have been developing a new investment approach for some time, working with our trustees and investment adviser
Smart Pension Master Trust has been confirmed as default receiving scheme following the decision in 2019 to close Welplan Pensions.
Smart Pension wins ‘Master Trust Offering of the Year’ Award at the Pension Age Awards 2020
Workplace pension innovator Smart Pension has partnered with leading digital financial services firm Revolut to provide a unique retirement savings solution for its business customers, it has been announced today.
Rachel Neill looks at responsible and sustainable investments to help us all create a future that we all want to retire in.
Rachel McCrickard discusses savings goals, and how thinking about pensions differently can take us on the road to a more comfortable retirement.
Workplace pensions innovator Smart Pension has been granted Master Trust Authorisation by The Pensions Regulator (TPR) it has been announced today/Tuesday September 3.
An authoritative new report has found low charges and costs don’t necessarily guarantee good retirement outcomes for members.
Smart Pension has launched its simplified and standardised annual statement this month.
DC Master Trust of the Year, DC Innovation of the Year and Retirement Innovation of the Year
Smart Pension has taken on over 20,000 active members from the £20m+ Corpad Master Trust, following a strategic review by the ceding firm's trustees.
The proposals outlined in the consultation are a 'good step forward', but need clear guidance and clear sanctions for them to have a positive impact.
Michael Watkins, 34, was praised by judges for the pioneering work he does to challenge convention within the financial services sector.
There is a strong case for the concept of open pensions, in many ways it is the right thing to do.
Paul Bucksey has extensive expertise in the UK’s pension industry spanning two decades and at a very senior level.
Smart Pension play an important role in enabling the continued growth of workplace pensions for the benefit of consumers.
The DWP’s CDC consultation comes to an end this week. This is the first serious attempt at finding a new way to do pensions, trying to find that middle way between defined benefit and defined contribution.
In a year where the headlines were dominated by Brexit and party political turmoil, one could be forgiven for thinking it was a quiet year for pensions.
The dashboard has the potential to reconnect people with their pensions.
Workplace savings technology innovator Smart Pension, has today announced a partnership with the national financial advisory group Lighthouse Group plc ("Lighthouse").
Collective Defined Contribution (CDC) consultation a 'welcome step' in opening up a third way for pensions.
Michelle Darracott is named Investment Actuary of the Year.
Ross picks up top leadership award at the Women in IT Excellence Awards 2018.
The digital workplace pension provider was awarded the Best Use of Technology accolade.
Intuitive online solution to help people make informed decisions about their money and enable them to achieve a financially secure future.
The digital workplace pension provider has been shortlisted in the Best New Entrant category.
Michelle Darracott is appointed Chief Strategy Officer as the company transitions to become leading player in the broader DC and platform markets.
The leading workplace pension platform was highly commended in the Pension Provider of the Year category.
Stephen Murphy will help the firm develop its stature on the international financial technology stage.
Interface allows savers to self-select funds and see valuations in real-time via their mobile phone or online portal.
What’s the difference between ‘Defined Contribution’ (DC) and ‘Defined Benefit’ (DB) pension schemes, and where does auto enrolment fit in?
Smart Pension won the prestigious title in a tough category beating People's Pension, NEST, Aviva and Legal & General.
The Smart Rewards portal will help its members keep hold of more of their hard-earned cash.
The Pension Regulator's Master Trust engagement lead has joined Smart Pension as Head of Regulatory Affairs.
Ruston Smith to join Smart Pension's board as a NED and will also chair newly-formed International Advisory Board.
Simplitium™ announces that Smart Pension has signed as the first client for its ClaritEx™ cost transparency solution for pension schemes.
The game-changing app and innovation roadmap will transform the future of pension saving for a new generation.
Eamon Mulholland has left his role as Head of Business Management at Lloyd's Group Services division to join Smart.
The People's Pension's (TPP) director of policy and market engagement joins Smart Pension's management team.
Smart Pension announces Rachel Neill as its first Head of Environmental, Social and Governance.
Smart Pension has appointed ex-Capita and JLT product strategist Martin Freeman as Head of Technology Product.
Paul Budgen, one of the leading figures in the UK pensions industry, leaves NEST to join Smart Pension.
Smart Pension has launched the first-ever hands-free technology allowing savers to track how much they have invested into their retirement pot.
Anna Eagles, who has 22 years' experience advising trustees and corporate sponsors across DC, DB and hybrid schemes, is now an independent trustee.
The industry awards recognises the work of firms operating at a high level in the payroll, HR, pension and employee benefits sectors.
Smart Pension has appointed Jamie Fiveash, the chief strategy and marketing officer at The Peoples Pension (TPP) to its top team.
Claire Altman is named as the new Head of Financial Services whilst Andy Cheseldine takes over as Independent Chair of Trustees.
Smart Pension has picked up two top tech awards in a global initiative aimed at rewarding effective digital transformation.
The completion of the £15m Series B funding round takes the firm to its next level of rapid expansion.
Former Whitehall policy adviser joins Smart Pension as it seeks to play a greater role in the pensions policy debate.
The Essential Guide to Workplace Pensions is designed to help small businesses going through auto enrolment.
Smart Pension's Lifestyle Default 1 outperforms FTSE 100 with 19% growth.
The award is part of an initiative that recognises rising tech talent in the UK's IT industry.
New survey reveals that more than one in three employees now has a pension set up under new auto enrolment legislation.
Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) has taken a minority stake in the digital pension platform.
Smart Pension has announced it has raised £3.3m in its Series A round, bringing the total contributions from investors to £5m in under a year.
Smart Pension has been working closely with TPR to ensure the seamless transition of the GenLife member base.
Platform attracts £1.5m investment backing from top British-based tech and finance entrepreneurs.
If you've lost track of your pensions, this will help you find them
Big or small, your business could benefit by becoming more eco-friendly
Fraud in the workplace, what it looks like and how to prevent it
A guide to help employees and employers identify and stop bullying in the workplace