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Barnett Waddingham recognised for improving customer experience with prestigious award

Published by Julia Bassett on

We are delighted to announce receiving a ‘silver’ Investor in Customers (IIC) award for client relationship management in self-invested personal pensions (SIPPs) and small self-administered schemes (SSAS).

This follows ratings agency AKG awarding us with the financial strength rating of ‘B’ for SIPPs, meaning our financial strength is now rated as ‘strong’. AKG is an independent organisation specialising in the provision of assessment, ratings, information and market assistance to the financial services industry.

IIC is an independent assessment organisation that conducts rigorous benchmarking exercises to determine the quality of customer service and relationships across a number of dimensions. These include how well a company understands its customers, how it meets their needs and how it engenders loyalty.

From 602 SIPP and SSAS clients made up of both members and independent financial advisers, we received a positive rating of 7.73 out of 10. This is an improvement since the previous result of 7.46 and also 0.27 away from achieving gold - the highest accolade.

Comments from our customers highlighted an ‘excellent product backed by excellent service’ with ‘clean paper trails’ and a ‘consistency in service’.

““We are delighted that members and advisers have confirmed they are getting an improving silver service from us. We really value the Investor in Customers assessment - they go through a thorough, tried and tested process to determine the results, which is why they are so well-respected. Every bit as important is that prestigious assessments and ratings like this provide a mine of information to help us understand how we are doing and how we can improve. We’ve made good progress since our first IIC assessment and our focus now is to make changes that will get us up to gold next time.” ”
Andy Leggett
Head of SIPP Business Development
““We are continually impressed by Barnett Waddingham’s commitment to improving the customer experience they deliver. In a competitive and, often hard to please, marketplace they continually look for new ways to delight their customers and staff across the business now recognise the importance of customer experience and the role they play in making it happen.””
Tony Barritt
Managing Director of Investor in Customers Limited

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About the authors

  • Julia Bassett

    Julia is a partner of Barnett Waddingham and is CEO of BW SIPP LLP, responsible for the future development of the Barnett Waddingham SIPP.

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  • Andrew Roberts

    As the partner responsible for the SSAS business at Barnett Waddingham, Andrew is involved in setting the direction for the firm's approach to that business and the investment that will be made to support continuing development of services to our clients.

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