Buck Bond Group

Buck becomes first Equisoft client to finalise testing for Pensions Dashboard

BATH, 9 August 2023Equisoft, the global digital solutions and pensions technology ISP provider and supplier, is pleased to announce that Buck, a Gallagher Company, has adopted Pension Fusion as its selected ISP to support its own clients in the move to the Pensions Dashboard.

Buck has built its own integration into the Dashboard system and has finalised testing up to the latest Version 0.11 standards that the Pensions Dashboard is being built to. This is a process that has taken several months to complete, and Buck is the first Equisoft client to have reached this level of readiness for the Pensions Dashboard.

Following the Department of Work and Pensions’ (DWP) confirmation of the new deadline, Buck is now waiting for Pensions Dashboards Programme (PDP) to finalise its programme reset, and for the updated data standards and supporting technical documentation to be released by the programme. This will allow Buck to finalise its testing and fully connect to the PDP.

Howard Finnegan, Product Sales Director, Equisoft commented: “Buck has had access to our Pension Fusion system since January this year, and it has focused on loading and updating its fully anonymised test member data, in a process designed ultimately to integrate Pension Fusion with its existing administration system. This is a great example of how pensions providers and consultants can move towards the Pensions Dashboards within an existing framework. It will also ensure that Buck is ready to lead from the front in supporting the Pensions Dashboards Programme for its clients.”

Lee Cook, Head of Pensions Administration, U.K., Buck, commented: “Pension Fusion is our chosen Dashboard partner, precisely because the product delivers exactly the level of data integration that we need. We have also been able to successfully link it to our own existing systems in a relatively short space of time. We stand ready to move forward with the Pensions Dashboards Programme and are delighted to be so far ahead of the curve in our systems upgrade and developments. Even though the Dashboard deadlines are still some way off, we know that delivering this support now is incredibly beneficial for trustees and plan sponsors and will allow them to improve engagement and provide an even better member experience.”


Media contacts

For Equisoft – Omnia Partners
Will White Will.White@weareomniapartners.com / 07777 1555 247

For Buck Rostrum
Paddy Davies p.davies@rostrum.agency / t: 0203 4047 729


About Equisoft

Founded in 1994, Equisoft is a global provider of advanced insurance and investment digital solutions. Recognized as a valued partner by over 250 of the world’s leading financial institutions, Equisoft offers a complete ecosystem of solutions, from innovative front-end applications to extensive back-office services and unique data migration expertise. The firm’s flagship solutions include SaaS policy administration, CRM, financial needs analysis, financial planning, asset allocation, fund and portfolio analysis, quotes and illustrations, electronic application, agency management systems, as well as customer, agent and broker portals. Equisoft is also Oracle’s largest and most experienced partner for the OIPA platform. With its business-driven approach, deep industry knowledge, innovative technology, and multicultural team of experts based in North America, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia, Equisoft helps its clients tackle any challenge in this era of digital disruption. For more information, please visit www.equisoft.com.

About Buck, A Gallagher Company

Buck, A Gallagher Company, is an integrated HR, pensions, and employee benefits consulting, technology, and administration services firm. Founded more than 100 years ago as an actuarial consultancy, we’ve evolved to serve organisations and Trustees across the health, wealth, and career spectrum.

With the ultimate goal of securing the futures of our clients’ employees and members, we develop tech-enabled programmes that engage individuals and drive organisational performance. Our award-winning engagement solutions and people-first approach empower the world’s most forward-thinking organisations to protect the physical and financial wellbeing of their employees and members and improve how their people work and live. For more information, visit www.buck.com.

About Gallagher

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE: AJG), a global insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting services firm, is headquartered in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. Gallagher provides these services in approximately 130 countries around the world through its owned operations and a network of correspondent brokers and consultants.