Pensions Minister visits Smart Pension

2 July 2018

Pensions Minister visits Smart Pension Pensions and Financial Inclusion Minister Guy Opperman visited the Paddington offices of fintech workplace pension provider Smart Pension last month, June 18.

The tour of the 150-strong head office team, was part of the Minister's mission to harness technology to boost retirement savings for the self-employed.

Mr Opperman said: "It was great to meet the team at Smart Pension, and see how they are looking to innovate even further by harnessing fintech to make pension saving more accessible."

Will Wynne, Smart Pension co-founder and MD, said: "It was delightful to be able to demonstrate our technology and innovation roadmap to the Minister. He clearly understands the critical role fintech, behavioural economics - so-called nudge theory - and wider digital technology can play in helping to bring the self-employed into saving for retirement."

Andrew Evans, co-founder and Smart Pension CEO said: "Making saving relevant, accessible and engaging for this growing, flexible workforce is vital - and the Minister is right to think that the government has an important role to play in making sure the conditions are correct to allow saving for retirement to be just as successful for the self-employed as it has been for the working population."

"In the future, more people, not less will be working in this way, and so getting this right is paramount."

The tour came at the beginning of Digital Leaders Week, a week of events celebrating sustainable digital transformation across public, private and non-profit sectors. Smart Pension is the current overall 'Digital Leader', having won the award ahead of thousands of UK businesses as well as winning the Digital Leaders 100 FinTech Innovation of the year award in 2017.

The visit also marked the end of London Tech Week, a celebration of the progress being made in the UK's booming tech sector.

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