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Pensions key financial services product for retaining staff

Pensions are the most important financial services product in terms of recruiting and retaining staff according to a new survey of employers’ attitudes toward a range of financial services provided at work.

The survey by Legal & General and Barclays of 771 employers, pensions scored 56 per cent as the most important benefit, compared with 31 per cent for healthcare.

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