As a platform offering technology solutions to exactly this problem, financial institutions, like Smart, have the ability to empower others across the globe to be successful in DC.
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Neil Murrin joins the global retirement technology firm from Trainline as international growth speeds up further
Here at Smart we recently closed our latest round of funding, which involved an investment of £165 million led by Chrysalis investments, and including some of the best partners, any fast-growing tech business could wish for.
DWS joins Chrysalis Investments, Barclays, J.P. Morgan, Legal & General Investment Management, Link Group and Natixis Investment Managers as investors in Smart.
The team at Smart discuss the missing link in retirement: decumulation. Smart Retire is designed to address this issue by helping people spend their money through retirement with control and flexibility.
Hear from Dan McLaughlin, Director of International and Michael Watkins, Retirement and Member Payments Director on retirement perceptions in Australia. Discover how savers think about retirement in the world’s most advanced DC pension markets in our research report, and the impact COVID-19 has had on retirement choices.
Hear from Michelle Darracott, our Chief Strategy Officer on how Smart began life as a provider to the auto enrolment pensions market but is now one of the leading providers of RetireTech.
As many firms discuss the future of the office Smart signs 15 year lease for London based 6-floor global HQ
Investment will further strengthen Smart’s global retirement technology platform offering, and expansion into the world’s largest retirement markets.
Retirement perceptions in the UK – discover how savers think about retirement in the world’s most advanced DC pension markets in our research report, and the impact COVID-19 has had on retirement choices.
Our hackathons are all about creative ideas, problem-solving and risk-taking, and are one of the ways in which we make sure that our platform is always as innovative as it can be.
Members of our UI and Content Design team talk to us about how they have put user centric design at the heart of the design process to deliver our new product Smart Retire.
The report takes a look at how the retirement industry will develop across the globe following the coronavirus pandemic.
But when our results came in, we knew we had achieved something really special. The level of feedback, trust and passion for Smart was amazing.
Despite an incredibly challenging year for businesses the world over, we’ve been able to sustain our award-winning culture, ultimately achieving a ranking of 22nd on the 2021 UK’s Best Workplaces™ large organisation list published by Great Place to Work® UK.
No.9 in our #SmartSnap series is one we didn’t think we’d have to make, but despite a year full of new challenges, we’ve had some amazing successes to celebrate
Members of our Core User Experience Research Team, walk us through research methods used during lockdown and some of their learnings during the development of our new product Smart Retire.
Comes as new research finds that 1 in 8 UK adults aged 55+ are to delay retirement due to Covid pandemic.
The team will launch a US recordkeeping solution for Pooled Employer Plans in time for SECURE Act 2.0 roll-out
With retirement savings industry Veteran Jodan Ledford at the helm, Smart enters the US market with industry adoption already on a par with the country's second-largest recordkeeper by number of plans.
In 2020, five Smart employees are on the shortlist for the prestigious Women in Pensions Awards. Here's why this is important, both to Smart, and to some of those shortlisted. So congratulations on your nominations to Hilary Wilcox, Karina Kajelova, Kate Ross, Lauretta Akwule and Rebecca Peche. Good luck to you all!
The changes are announced following the close of a recent funding round and reflects a new international structure.
In this video we share a sneak peek of our Pension Walkthrough tool, which will help people better understand and manage their pensions, coming soon to Smart Pension.
We had a lot of fun creating our most recent Smart Snap which features 19 of us from across our organisation, and shows how we are working together to support our customers through these challenging times.
Natixis Investment Managers, one of the world’s largest asset management firms, has made a strategic investment in Smart.
A mini-documentary produced by BBC StoryWorks for Innovation In Finance week, members of the Smart Team talk a little about how we are changing pensions around the globe and at home, starring our friends at ArenaFlowers.com.
Smart Pension has announced a new partnership with London-based FinTech DueDil, a company intelligence platform that provides unique insights on more than 50 million companies worldwide.
In this video, we introduce Smart's Content Guild, our dedicated team of content designers and discuss why plain English is so important in pension communications.
As a responsible business, we are following government advice to ensure the safety of our staff, customers and members. This is of paramount importance to us. We also understand that unsettled markets can be scary for our customers and we would like to reassure them that we are here to help.
In this video, we share a sneak peek of Smart Retire our unique to and through master trust solution for retirement – coming this year to Smart Pension.
Workplace pension innovator Smart has been named as the preferred provider to deliver the secondary pension scheme which is set to be introduced into legislation by the States of Guernsey in 2020.
At Smart we're often asked how we grew from just a few people to hundreds in just a few short years, joined along the way by investors including J.P. Morgan, LGIM, and Link Group.
Workplace pensions innovator, Smart, and the leading administrator in the Australian superannuation industry, Link Group, have today announced a strategic global partnership to take their combined expertise into new markets both in the UK and globally.
The news of his new role comes at an important time for the leading workplace pensions innovator as it extends its reach in the UK as a broader DC pension provider and moves into new global territories with its platform technology arm.
Smart has hired ex-Bravura Solutions and GBST EMEA business development director Kirsty Worgan as its first Chief Commercial Officer.
Technology is a given, what people really want is the choice and competition it brings, says Smart Pension’s Head of UX Innovation Harry Brignull during UK Fintech Week.
As the pensions industry prepares to bring its technology into the 21st century to match customer expectations, Sam Barton looks at the digital transformation we’ve already seen happen in banking - and compares it to the march of the fintechs that start with a clean sheet...
Smart will be one of an initial cohort of ten sector-leading companies to take part in the initiative in Australia
As a pensions enthusiast, I’m always trying to convince friends that it's important to save for their future. All too often, it falls on deaf ears - even before I get onto the exciting topic of tax relief.
Michael Watkins, 34, was praised by judges for the pioneering work he does to challenge convention within the financial services sector.
Paul Bucksey has extensive expertise in the UK’s pension industry spanning two decades and at a very senior level.
Female leaders and innovators that are transforming financial technology across a broad range of financial services roles.
Smart Pension play an important role in enabling the continued growth of workplace pensions for the benefit of consumers.
The company has taken a minority equity stake in the firm as part of Smart’s new strategic placement funding round, bringing total funds raised to date to c.£50m.