Standard Life’s fee holiday ends on 30 April 2016

Alan Ritchie, Standard Life

Although holiday season is just beginning, at Standard Life our 2016 fee holiday is coming to an end. New Auto-Enrolment clients need to complete their application by 30 April 2016 to take advantage of the offer.

Our aim in offering this fee holiday on Good to Go is to encourage employers to experience our award-winning solutions and to help them take the first steps to a high-quality workplace pension.

I’m confident that once your clients try our solution free of a monthly employer fee until January 2017, they’ll want to keep it for the long term.

Our online workplace pension is designed for employers who want to offer their employees a quality scheme while also helping their business to recruit and retain quality staff – and advisers who want to offer their clients a scheme that focuses on more than just ticking the boxes.

With Standard Life, you can quickly set up a new scheme for your clients. They can then access tools and online support to help assess their workforce and use a suite of employee communications.

Of course, to deliver all this – and ensure we continue to invest to meet your clients’ needs over time – we usually charge a monthly employer fee.

At the moment, this fee normally starts as soon as clients enrol members into the scheme. But, if new clients complete their pension scheme application before 30 April 2016 they can try our solution for free until January 2017.

We’ve put our money where our mouth is with our 2016 fee holiday – because we understand that you want to offer your clients access to a high quality pension scheme that aims to deliver great outcomes for their employees.

And remember, we can help you support all types of clients. Good to Go is available for all employers who haven’t yet staged, no matter what their size and you can now set up a scheme as far as 12 months before their staging date.

Alan Ritchie, Head of Employer and Trustee Proposition, Standard Life