The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced a number of financial concerns for many consumers, particularly for those thinking about retirement planning. We wanted to use our position to help give something back to the wider community, to help provide some comfort in these difficult times.
This widget has been developed and can be accessed below for free. Although the widget was produced to assist you in the current pandemic, it will continue to be available and free to use in the future to assist with your retirement planning needs.
of people are currently fairly or extremely concerned about the money they have in pensions and investments.
of people in or near retirement are most in need of help.
of people approaching retirement (55-64 years olds) reported high levels of anxiety.
Four concepts were produced and user-tested. These concepts used various different modelling scenarios and visuals to assist our target audience.
The preferred concept enabled people to forecast their retirement spending against the PLSA’s 3 different Retirement Living Standards; understanding how long they could sustain a minimum, moderate, or comfortable lifestyle.
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Includes your first name, last name, email address and postcode.
Uses navigation data and personal information to enable us to tailor the services provided to you.
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When you use the EValue website, we use technology to collect information indirectly – such as your internet address. This is commonplace across all internet services to enable the investigation of issues such as malicious use. This information is then kept in our internet access logs.
We collect information directly from you in a number of ways. One way is by using cookies. Cookies are small files of information that save and retrieve information about your visit to our site, such as how you entered our site, how you navigated through the site and what information was of interest to you. This information is collected for a number of reasons, for example, to help develop the website and associated services.
We also collect information when you give it to us. It is completely up to you whether you provide it, but not providing information may affect our ability to provide services to you. We will use your personal data to answer your request, for example to answer your questions. In addition, personal data may be used for management information and research. We may disclose information to our group companies and service providers for these purposes.
Information gathered by us includes the user's IP address, the web page a tool is accessed from, and how many times it is accessed. In some cases, tracking is used to show user journeys through a tool. This information is the sole property of EValue and may be shared with trusted third parties for the purposes of improving our service to you. All EValue tools store the number of times a user has visited the tool. Some tools also store ‘state’ information so that when a user returns to a tool it is in the ‘state’ they left it.
We will hold your personal data, for as long as we are required to do so under applicable law.
We do not share your personal data with other organisations unless the law permits us to do so. We do not sell individuals' information. We will share it only with our authorised Data Processors (as defined under Data Protection Law), who must act at all times on our instructions as the Data Controller under the Data Protection Act 1998. We use a third party hosting provider, The Bunker Limited, in the UK to host our software and the personal data that is stored on the software.
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When someone visits our website we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of our website. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone.
We use Google Analytics to help analyse use of our website. This analytical tool uses ‘cookies’, which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors’ use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.
We will not (and will not allow any third party) to use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any personally identifiable information of visitors to our site. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source as part of our use of the Google statistical analytics tool. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Neither we nor Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user.
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Our site contains videos which promote our products, these videos are hosted on YouTube. YouTube places cookies on your computer in order to analyse which videos have been viewed by yourselves.
If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be upfront about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.
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EValue's software solutions cover all financial planning needs with versions for use by consumers and advisers. What's more, because all EValue's products are built on a single Planning & Advice Engine, all versions of our tools are entirely compatible, enabling both advisers and consumers to work together on financial plans.
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