March has been a busy month at PensionBee HQ, as we come to the end of the tax year. From confirming our Intention To Float on the London Stock Exchange to voluntarily publishing our gender pay gap, read on to find out what else we’ve been up to in March.
We confirmed our Intention To Float
Yesterday we were excited to confirm our Intention To Float on the London Stock Exchange. This brings us one step closer to realising our ambition of becoming a public company and helping many more consumers plan for a happy retirement.
We’re working on some important product improvements
We’re always looking for ways to enhance our product and have several exciting projects underway to make it even easier for you to manage your pension. We’re currently working to update the amount of information you can see in your BeeHive when you’ve added a pension to transfer. In the future you’ll be able to see a more detailed indication of the progress being made, and the next steps you can expect before your transfer is completed.
We’ll soon be introducing the ability for you to opt-in to two-factor authentication. This will make your account even more secure and give you greater peace of mind. As always, we’d love to hear your thoughts on the future product improvements you’d like to see. You can get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re strides ahead of the industry when it comes to diversity
We're pleased to announce that PensionBee has signed the FinTech for All Charter, an industry-led initiative to promote diversity within the FinTech sector.— PensionBee (@pensionbee) March 18, 2021
We strongly believe that there's no place for harassment in FinTech! 💛 pic.twitter.com/OzsJH9C8EZ
This March, we celebrated International Women’s Day and the level of gender diversity we’ve achieved at PensionBee. As a member of the Women in Finance Charter, we regularly report publicly on female representation, and have achieved gender parity at all levels of the company.
March also saw us voluntarily publish our gender pay gap for the first time. We were proud to disclose a median hourly pay gap of just 4%, and a median bonus pay gap of 0% among our team, as at December 2020. The gap is in line with our target of 0%, with a variance of +/- 5% owing to the overall size of our employee base, which is currently below the 250 employee reporting threshold.
We know that where a pay gap exists for women, a pension gap will follow, so we’re passionate about campaigning for wage equality and tracking these metrics as early as possible.
In fact, we’re currently conducting research on the gender pay and pension gaps, and are particularly interested in speaking to customers who believe they have been impacted by this. If you’d like to share your story with us, and would be happy for your name and photograph to be printed in a national newspaper (such as The Telegraph or The Express), or used in our marketing materials, please get in touch by emailing email@example.com. We’re passionate about transforming the pensions industry to better serve consumer needs, and would love to hear about your experiences.
We’ve had plenty of reasons to celebrate
We're delighted to announce that our Chief Engagement Officer, Clare Reilly, has been included in this year's Women in Fintech Powerlist as a 'Senior Leader'! 💛— PensionBee (@pensionbee) March 29, 2021
Congratulations, Clare! 🤩🥳️ #WIFPowerlist20 @InnFin https://t.co/jANAk4aroz pic.twitter.com/2lzBPFcIh8
In March, our Chief Engagement Officer, Clare Reilly, was named in the Women in FinTech Powerlist 2020, which shines a spotlight on the women leading innovation in financial services. Clare was recognised in the ‘Senior Leaders’ category for her work driving forward change in the pensions industry, and for her pivotal role in launching one of the UK’s first mainstream fossil fuel free pensions.
We were also delighted to receive our 4,000th Trustpilot review earlier this month. Almost 3,500 of these are five-star reviews, which highlight our unique combination of smart technology and dedicated customer service.
Keep an eye out for our next update on our blog. We’re always working on new features to make our customers happy, so if you have any ideas or suggestions, please let us know in the comments section or over on social media, and we’ll feed it back to the team.