Legado finalist in Lloyds Banking Group innovation programme

Life organisation and legacy planning platform, Legado, has been included as a finalist in the Lloyds Banking Group’s innovation programme. LAUNCH Innovation Lab, powered by Lloyds Banking Group, seeks to identify new and leading-edge businesses that have created solutions which can support Lloyds Banking Group workplace pension members in preparing them for the future.

Legado was part of an initial cohort of 12 innovative businesses accepted onto the programme in October and has now gained a place as one of the final six. Legado will now work collaboratively with the Lloyds innovation team and the Scottish Widows workplace pension team to adapt its life-planning platform for use by members of the company’s corporate pension schemes, helping them organise their life documents and key information.

Legado will create a bespoke proof of concept which will include technical integration and some early testing with workplace pension members. The fintech scale-up will have its concept launched as part of Lloyds service offering, helping drive efficiency to workplace pension members and preparing them for life’s events.

Josif Grace, Founder and CEO of Legado said:

“During the initial phase of LAUNCH, we worked closely with Lloyds to understand the challenges faced in the workplace, which has given us insight to explore a proof of concept to be rolled out more widely.

“The bespoke Legado platform will enable Lloyds to enhance workplace engagement through the provision of a relevant, employee-focused, digital tool which is personalised to individual circumstances, helping ensure life-readiness at key life moments. Lloyds will also benefit from increased efficiency with readily available integrations and APIs enabling a seamless way to exchange HR related documentation.”

By providing relevant and useful digital tools and services, LAUNCH brings together the brightest new companies under its umbrella to ensure they take the right steps to meet customer’s goals. This includes providing corporate customers with the tools and support needed to engage with their workplace pension members.

David McLeay, Innovation Manager at Lloyds Banking Group commented:

“Legado’s platform is a truly innovative concept and is something we are eager to explore as a benefit for our workplace pension members. Technology and planning for the future go hand in hand, however when it comes to life organisation and legacy planning many of us still rely on physical documents. The digital transformation of this sector will bring it into the 21st Century.  We want to be able to offer our workplace pension members access to the best services that will benefit them and their loved ones – Legado has the opportunity to do just that.”

Lloyds Banking Group’s interest in Legado follows strategic investment from Prudential and FNZ, joining the company to disrupt and transform the way in which personal organisation and life planning takes place in the UK.