Aquila Heywood builds modern software solutions for businesses, pension providers and third parties that help transform how their members manage their lifelong financial journeys.
Our aim is to inspire members, customers and policymakers, and together create and promote an environment that enables everyone to make more informed decisions to improve their financial security.
We work collaboratively with the industry and its customers to create long-term growth and lasting business value through technology solutions.
We use Agile processes, scrum methodology and a quality development and build pipeline to provide you with innovative, progressive and timely software solutions.Find out more about our Agile processes
We believe in continuous innovation, testing and learning. We achieve this through test-first principles, collaboration and personal development at Hive, our monthly knowledge sharing and learning days.
We seek to build powerful and innovative platform solutions that simplify savings, investments and retirement income processing.
We strive to inspire members, customers and policymakers, and together create and promote an environment that enables everyone to make more informed decisions to improve their lifelong financial security.
Pioneer Geoffrey Heywood MBE and Co. created the vision and leadership that helped shape the life and pensions industry as we know it.
Heywood was formed in 1975, starting out as a small Liverpool firm of consulting actuaries.
The ground-breaking PMS6000 pensions administration platform (Watson Wyatt) quickly built a reputation for the most functionally-rich system available on the market, eventually becoming the cornerstone for an independent software house - Aquila.
Demand for an independent software house fuelled a management buyout and in 1998 Aquila was born.
In 2002, the two companies joined forces to become the largest UK provider of life and pensions administration systems.
Aquila Heywood was chosen to take part in the pensions dashboard industry initiative, as one of the technology partners.
We lead the industry with innovative technologies that simplify pensions administration, harness the power of digital engagement, drive operational efficiency and deliver advanced data analytics.
In 2018, the Aquila part of the Aquila Heywood group was sold to Equiniti. The Aquila Heywood group now consists of the Heywood, i-Connect and ATMOS companies.
Aquila Heywood has a strong focus on quality. In the UK we are certified to ISO 9001:2015 covering all company processes and ISO 27001:2013 for information security. We undergo a formal external quality audit every six months to maintain these.