The Money and Pensions Service (Maps) has released a beta version of its MoneyHelper consumer website, as part of the next phase of its launch.
Maps has shared the site with stakeholders and partners for testing and feedback before it launches for consumer use in the coming weeks.
Full launch of the MoneyHelper site is expected on June 30, but Maps admitted there could be some flexibility to this date to ensure “the website meets the needs of Maps, its stakeholders, partners and – above all – consumers”.
Once the new brand is live, the existing websites of the Money Advice Service, The Pensions Advisory Service and Pension Wise will be replaced and redirected to the new website.
Paul Taylor, chief marketing officer of Maps, said: “We know that in an already confusing landscape, Maps having three distinct consumer brands doesn’t provide the seamless offering consumers want and need to help them make the most of their money and pensions.
“We therefore set out a clear ambition to improve how we present ourselves and our services to consumers.
“In short, we want to make it easier for more people to find, navigate and use the vital services we provide.”
He added: “Once we have completed this next stage and are confident MoneyHelper is ready and fit-for-purpose to serve our customers, we will proceed to the full launch.”
Maps' legacy brand websites and services will continue to operate during the transition period.
In March, Maps unveiled its plans to consolidate its three legacy brands under one single service and rebrand itself as MoneyHelper.
MoneyHelper will be a single destination providing money and pensions guidance over the phone, online and face-to-face.
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