London (21 November 2016) – Workplace Options, a London-based global provider of employee assistance programmes and employee well-being services, and Ablestoke, a leading financial consultancy, are teaming up to help UK employees and their families find solutions to their financial stress.
The two companies announced a partnership that will allow Workplace Options to quickly and seamlessly connect individuals who call the service looking for support with financial issues to professionals who can provide immediate education and assistance.
“We have been working with Ablestoke in various capacities for some time, and the assistance they have consistently provided to our members is simply top notch,” said Alan King, Workplace Options’ president and chief operating officer. “Every day, we work with employees and family members across the UK who contact us for assistance with financial matters. We will continue to provide world-class emotional and practical support for each of these individuals through our services, but we also now have the ability to connect those inquiring about professional financial planning services directly to Ablestoke for immediate help.”
This partnership comes at a critical time, as Workplace Options recently reported a global surge in the number of people across the world contacting its service for financial support. Since 2014, the company has seen a 38 per cent global increase in the number of people contacting the service for financial help. This figure includes a 60 per cent increase among those in the UK and Europe.
“There is no doubt that people in the UK are more uncertain and stressed about financial matters than ever before” comments Neil Mutton. “What we are doing with this partnership is creating a seamless service that can help people to immediately educate themselves, understand, and address every aspect of the financial issues they face.”
Workplace Options offers a number of world-class counseling and practical support assistance programmes for those facing financial hardships and financial stress. Ablestoke employs a team of award-winning financial consultants and advisors who can provide support and advice for those seeking knowledge around*:
- Retirement Planning – annuities, estate planning, inheritance planning, personal pension, SIPPs, stakeholder plans, etc.
- Mortgages – advice, payment protection insurance (MPPI)**
- Protection and Insurance – buildings and contents, life, critical Illness, income, private medical insurance, redundancy cover
- Savings – investment bonds, investment trusts, individual savings accounts, unit trusts, open-ended investment companies
*The value of investments and pensions and the income they produce can fall as well as rise. You may get back less than you invested.
*Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.
**This Payment Protection Insurance is optional. There are other providers of Payment Protection Insurance and other products designed to protect you against the loss of income. For impartial information about insurance, please visit the website at www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk.
“Our business is about connecting people to the support, information, and resources they need when they need it and in the way that’s most useful to them,” King said. “What we are doing with Ablestoke accomplishes that for anyone that needs financial support or guidance, and we are excited about the prospect of working together to help people throughout the Kingdom find the help they need.”
Ablestoke are a team of financial planners, wealth managers, mortgage advisers and insurance brokers who work together to help clients make sure they are making the best decisions with their money. Starting with their clients current situation, they help clients set clear goals for the future and create a plan of action to get them there. Their range of advice can be tailored for individuals, families and businesses, and focuses on ensuring that their clients access the best wealth solutions available, take advantage of any changes in the markets, and don’t miss out on utilising their tax allowances.
As part of the UKs largest network of financial advisers, Ablestoke’s clients benefit from access to market leading products at discounted rates, exclusive mortgage deals, and access to award winning funds.
For more information visit www.ablestoke.com
About Workplace Options
Workplace Options helps employees balance their work, family and personal needs to become healthier, happier and more productive, both personally and professionally. The company’s world-class employee support, effectiveness and well-being services provide information, resources, referrals and consultation on a variety of issues ranging from dependent care and stress management to clinical services and wellness programs.
Drawing from an international network of credentialed providers and professionals, Workplace Options is the world’s largest integrated employee support and work-life services provider. Service centers in the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Portugal, France, Canada, Singapore, Japan, India and Indonesia support more than 53 million employees in over 78,000 organizations, across more than 200 countries and territories. To learn more, visit www.workplaceoptions.com