Hargreaves Lansdown Corporate Solutions, the workplace savings provider and adviser, announces a new strategic alliance with Staffcare, the employee benefits software company.

Hargreaves Lansdown has licensed Staffcare’s software to enhance its Corporate Wrap proposition and functionality and provide total reward statements, flexible benefits and auto-enrolment administration facilities. The result will be the UK’s first fully integrated corporate wrap and flexible benefits solution.

Alex Davies, Managing Director of Hargreaves Lansdown Corporate and Pensions, says: Our Corporate Wrap offers employees an alternative to traditional company pensions and is gaining considerable traction in the market. 39 companies are now live. The additional functionality we can now deliver as a result of licensing Staffcare’s software gives it even more of a competitive edge.”

Hargreaves Lansdown has hired people into its corporate team with extensive experience, including Jeff Fox and Steve Briggs, both of whom have previously used Staffcare’s software and implemented some of the largest reward communication and flexible benefit schemes in the UK.

Alex Davies goes on to say “After an extensive review of the benefit platforms available, we believe Staffcare is the clear leader. Its continually developed software and its new auto-enrolment service in particular will be a core part of our workplace savings proposition.”

“We are delighted to be working with Hargreaves Lansdown”, says Phil Hollingdale, Staffcare Founder and CEO. “Their platform is a clear leader in the market and having worked closely with the team at Hargreaves Lansdown for some time I have every confidence they will quickly position themselves as a dominant player in the corporate space. They have great software themselves and we believe working together we will secure significant market share. Platforms will become a necessity to support new auto-enrolment regulation and to satisfy the demand of internet savvy users in the workplace who want an engaging online experience.”