Employee benefits service WorkLife has partnered with Smart Pension to add workplace pensions to its digital platform.
The partnership will make it easier for WorkLife to offer workplace pensions to employees of small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
WorkLife - launched by online money manager OpenMoney - works to support the financial wellbeing of SME workers and the collaboration with Smart Pension will help these workers track all of their benefits, savings and salary in one place.
As part of the WorkLife platform, benefits and pensions will integrate with a company's payroll, while employers can add their own benefits and rewards.
As a result of the partnership, Smart Pension will be available to WorkLife customers at a "preferential rate".
WorkLife managing director Rob Marshall said Smart Pension is a "perfect fit for the platform".
He noted: "Smart Pension is different from any of the other pension providers we spoke to. Its focus is on financial wellbeing, making pensions more understandable so that workers can take control of their retirement planning. This is the same ethos that runs through WorkLife and OpenMoney.
"Workers are increasingly turning to their employers as a point of trust when looking for guidance around important issues such as money. A pension is a vital foundation stone in everyone's finances and workplace pensions make it much more straightforward for people to start saving for their retirement, so it's important that small businesses offer their workers the best pension they can."
Smart Pension director of distribution Paul Bucksey added: "Smart Pension and OpenMoney share a common goal of making life easier for employers and their employees. We look forward to working with OpenMoney's WorkLife platform to provide clients with a high-quality, tech-enabled workplace pension."
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