Standard Life has confirmed it is in early discussions with a number of payroll providers to improve its auto-enrolment (AE) proposition for members and employers.
The insurer told PP it is keen to explore new ideas to build on its existing solutions with payroll companies.
Standard Life head of employer and trustee proposition Alan Ritchie said: "Standard Life's core strategy in workplace is to provide the best possible outcomes for members and the best possible experience for employers. We're always looking for new ways to enhance the experience we provide.
"Our solutions already work well with payroll companies, but we're interested in exploring new ideas to build on this. We're in early discussions with a number of payroll providers and specialists with a view to focusing our attention in the most impactful areas for clients."
PP understands one provider it is in early talks with is Systemsync Solutions, developer of integration platform Pensionsync, which automates processes around AE.
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