Smarterly, the savings and investment platform, has been chosen to be part of this year’s Tech Nation Fintech Programme. Tech Nation, a government sponsored organisation, supports early stage fintech companies with the greatest potential for growth. Aimed at company founders, the programme will provide insight sessions delivered by some of the most established fintech entrepreneurs, investors and partners to help the chosen companies scale quickly in the UK and overseas.
“Being selected for the Tech Nation Fintech Programme is a huge honour. Smarterly has achieved so much in its short history and we believe being part of Tech Nation’s Fintech Programme will help us to achieve our expansion plans even faster,” says Ben Pollard, Smarterly Founder.
The company, one of just 25 fintechs to be chosen for the prestigious programme, aims to turn the UK into a nation of investors by promoting the benefits of healthy savings habits via the workplace.
Employers use Smarterly to enhance the financial wellbeing of their workforce by providing them with an accessible way to save and invest from as little as £10 per month, direct from pay. Employers can contribute to support the varied financial needs of employees as a complement to pensions.
“Having recently secured significant investment to support the business through its next stage of growth, being chosen for the Fintech Programme has come at an opportune time as we continue on our mission to be the go-to place for workplace savings. We welcome the support from Tech Nation to help us execute our strategy for growth,” says Phil Hollingdale, Co-founder and Executive Chairman, Smarterly.
Smarterly joins some of the UK’s most acclaimed Fintech companies. The Tech Nation Fintech Programme boasts a well known alumni including Monzo, Perkbox, Funding Circle, Skyscanner, Zoopla and Revolut.