This is why Maps is focused on broadening its own dashboard out to include wraparound services. Currently, the organisation is working with partners to test them.
These include a “retirement planning hub” it is building, and a review of Maps’ current retirement pathway tool.
Maps also employs guides who do not provide financial advice, though many are former financial advisers. Where appropriate, consumers will be signposted to a financial adviser, however.
“Someone who has been through guidance, generally, is a better informed client for a financial adviser,” said Siarkiewicz.
Maps’ vision is to provide a single gateway which not only helps to guide consumers on pensions, but also more broadly on money guidance - such as debt.