The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is seeking views on how innovation and technology can help deliver better outcomes for savers at retirement.
The draft Innovation Plan consultation is part of the government's wider plan to raise productivity in the UK through embracing technology and supporting innovation.
TPR's draft consultation seeks feedback on whether the regulator has been supportive of technological innovation
within the industry, and what further work TPR could do to adapt to new technology.
The paper highlights how social media and gamification have already played important roles in communication with members, and how application programming interface (API) has improved the provision and effectiveness of auto-enrolment. The regulator recognises there is industry consensus on using a single API to more effectively develop the data flow between pension provider, member, employer and government.
TPR also welcomes feedback on plans for a pensions dashboard.
TPR executive director for regulatory policy Andrew-Warwick Thompson (pictured) said in a statement: "As a regulator, we are determined to fully embrace the benefits technology will bring in areas such as communication, access to the data we publish and online interactive tools, while ensuring schemes are alive to the threat of cyber security.
"Our Innovation Plan opens a debate with industry on how we can do more to integrate technology into the way we educate and enable the regulated community and explore new ideas such as a pensions dashboard for savers. I urge schemes to take part in the consultation."
The consultation is open from today until 12 February.
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