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Many employees struggle to understand basic financial and investment issues and often fail to realise the various benefits on offer in the workplace. Our comprehensive financial education programmes can aid understanding around this and can help your employees make well-informed decisions throughout their career and lead to improvements in their financial wellbeing. This is especially important at-retirement when facing life changing decisions about how to maximise retirement income.

As there is a growing need to provide support for pension scheme members at-retirement, Trustees also find that our financial education service can help their members to fully understand their options at-retirement, which leads to improvements in their retirement outcomes.

See our retirement income options service to find out more.

Following financial education, employees and pension scheme members have access to a telephone helpline for those who would like to speak to someone to clarify any general financial queries they may have.

Financial education topics

We can tailor financial education topics to the needs of your company – whether it is a programme to encourage increased take-up of benefits, a series of share scheme seminars to highlight key benefits and risks, or providing support on how best to take income at-retirement.

Life stage financial education

Early 

Designed to support employees beginning their careers to understand how their company benefits could be used to help improve their financial wellbeing and to create good money management skills and savings habits. Topics can range from general money management, managing debt and improving credit scores, through to saving for the short, medium and long-term.

Later (pre-retirement) 

Aimed at those who are still a number of years away from retirement to check they are on track. Covers areas such as tax efficiency, planning for retirement and understanding retirement income options, clearing debt and maximising pension benefits and other savings.

Mid

To help employees make the most of their employee benefits and ensure they are on track with their saving and investment goals. Topics can include reviewing financial goals, developing an investment strategy, maximising tax efficiencies and how to plan for retirement.

Support at-retirement 

Aimed at those who are looking to retire within the next year or two and who need help understanding their options and how to implement their plan; including retirement goals and considerations, accessing retirement savings, understanding the risks, tax planning and how to seek further guidance and regulated financial advice.

Event driven financial education

Share schemes

Understanding the benefits of different share schemes, maximising tax efficiency to provide a boost to savings and managing the risk of holding shares.

Annual ‘flex’ windows

Helping employees understand the benefits available to them and the tax and savings advantages of these.

Executive service

For senior employees with more complex benefits and who may be facing Lifetime Allowance or Annual Allowance issues.

Bespoke modules

Includes TUPE transfers, pension scheme changes, redundancy and money management.

Defined benefit closures

To support employees through the process and aid understanding around what’s changing and future options.

Methods of financial education

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We deliver financial education in a number of different ways, although face-to-face seminars remain our most popular and effective communication method.

However, this may not always be possible so online education formats which include webinars, interactive games, webcasts, animation and tailored microsites can also be a useful method of communication.

We deliver interactive and meaningful communications to encourage employee engagement and maximise take-up.

This includes…

  • Delivering awareness campaigns before the introduction of a programme.
  • Utilising digital nudge technology through email invitations and reminders and SMS text messages to encourage participation.
  • Delivering websites and tools to provide supporting knowledge.
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The impact of financial education

Over 61% of employees who had attended retirement planning seminars said they had taken specific financial actions as a result of attending the seminars. Of these;

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Figures provided in 2018 by FTSE 100 client

What our clients say…

Financial wellbeing seminars

Ian Hodson, Head of Reward, University of Lincoln

“Our financial education programme is all based around disseminating information and we very much strive for a layered learning …”

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Share scheme seminars

Sarah Ruggles, Head of Pensions and Benefits, JLL

“We researched a number of providers to deliver financial education and chose to appoint WEALTH at work to help us…”

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To see what our seminar attendees had to say about our financial education seminars, please click here.

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Latest News

Making the most of redundancy pay

Making the most of redundancy pay

22nd September 2020

WEALTH at work have put together an overview of some of the key areas covered in its workplace redundancy seminars, to help employees understand some of the options available to them.

Employees need to understand how to make the most of their redundancy pay.

Employees need to understand how to make the most of their redundancy pay.

21st September 2020

The Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme comes to an end on 31 October 2020 in which a third of the UK workforce were furloughed. Given the global impact of the coronavirus crisis along with many recent redundancy announcements, it is an inevitable and an unfortunate fact that more redundancies are likely.

Trustees must step up and protect DB members considering a pension transfer.

Trustees must step up and protect DB members considering a pension transfer.

7th September 2020

The ban on contingent charging for defined benefit (DB) pension transfers, where financial advisers only get paid if a transfer goes ahead, will take effect from 1 October 2020.