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.
Our deep sector experience and involvement ensures that as the UK pensions sector continues to evolve, the increasing demands being put on schemes and administrator teams as a result of ongoing legislative and regulatory change are fully supported through Altair and our portfolio of complementary solutions and consultancy services.
We seek to build powerful and innovative platform solutions that help pensions schemes transform how members manage their lifelong financial journeys.
We strive to inspire customers, employers, regulators and policymakers, and by working together, create and promote an environment that enables scheme members 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.
Aquilaheywood have a strong focus on quality. We are certified to ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems, 27001:2013 Information Security and are a Cyber Essentials accredited organisation. We are externally audited every six months and have an internal audit programme.