Saga investment services appoints head of consumer affairs

Wednesday 4 November 2015

Gareth Shaw, formerly editor of Which? Money, has been appointed head of consumer affairs for Saga's new financial planning and investment business - Saga Investment Services - which is a joint venture with investment experts Tilney Bestinvest and launches later this year.

Saga investment services appoints head of consumer affairs

Commenting on the new appointment, Nici Audhlam-Gardiner, managing director, Saga Investment Services, Saga, said:

"Gareth believes in putting the customer first, which is the cornerstone upon which Saga Investment Services has been built. His knowledge of the market, both from a regulatory and a consumer perspective, will be of great benefit to Saga Investment Services as it takes its final steps towards launch. We are committed to building a great team to deliver for the long-term needs of the Saga generations"

Gareth Shaw commented:

"Saga’s arrival in the investment market couldn’t have come at a more crucial time for the over 50s. With such great trust in the brand and a relentless focus on customer service, Saga shares my belief that customers should be at the heart of every financial business. With a commitment to clear and straightforward products and pricing, the new service will enable people to do the right thing and secure themselves a better financial future."

Paul Green, director of communications, Saga plc said:

"We are delighted to have attracted someone of Gareth’s calibre to Saga. People planning for retirement face a huge challenge and Gareth has a key role to ensure complex topics are communicated in a straightforward manner. In doing so we will help middle-Britain make the most of their hard-earned money."

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About Saga
Saga is the UK’s leading provider of products and services tailored to the needs of the over 50s. From its beginnings in a hotel in Folkestone 60 years ago, it has evolved into a leading provider of insurance, financial services, travel and healthcare services as well as publishing the award-winning Saga Magazine. Saga has 2.6 million active customers and 11 million contactable people on its proprietary database.

About Tilney Bestinvest
Tilney Bestinvest is a leading investment and financial planning firm that builds on a heritage of more than 150 years. It employs almost 400 staff across the UK, and manages more than £9bn on behalf of its clients. Tilney Bestinvest combines award-winning research and expertise to provide a personalised service to clients whatever their investment needs.

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