22 June 2018
Pioneering workplace pension provider Smart Pension has been named Master Trust Offering of the Year at top European financial awards.
The digital pension platform won the prestigious title in a tough category – beating off the competition which included People's Pension, NEST, Aviva and Legal & General, it was announced last night/Thursday June 21 at the European Pension Awards 2018.
Smart Pension co-founder and CEO Andrew Evans, said: "This is an outstanding achievement that recognises how far we've come as a master trust that was launched under three years ago."
"Today we provide pensions for more than half a million workers and 100,000 UK businesses and this week we also marked the milestone that we've reached £100m in Assets under Management."
"We set out to a build world-leading digital system capable of making workplace pensions seamless, accessible and affordable for businesses, while transforming the way the established pension industry works."
"It's great to have all our hard work recognised in these respected industry awards."
The same evening the firm handed over the title it had held for the last year to a new winner – the Digital Leaders 100 Fintech Innovation of the Year and overall winner, awards which recognise the UK's pioneers in long-term digital transformation.
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ABOUT SMART PENSION:
Smart Pension is a global savings technology platform provider. It is also one of the UK's largest providers of workplace pensions. Its award-winning master trust is MAF-accredited and overseen by independent professional trustees. It was co-founded in 2014 by Andrew Evans, CEO, and Will Wynne, MD, and launched in May 2015. Europe's second largest asset manager Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) took a minority stake in the digital pension platform in 2016, part of a move by LGIM to invest in high-achieving, innovative technology that has a positive impact on the wider economy. In June 2017 it was named Fintech Innovation of the Year and overall winner in the Digital Leaders 100 awards, in June 2018 it was named as Master Trust of the Year at the European Pension Awards. www.AutoEnrolment.co.uk