National adviser Lighthouse has renewed its affinity contract with trade union The Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (Usdaw) for a further three years.
Lighthouse will be the preferred provider of financial advice to Usdaw's members, guiding them on investments, retirement planning, mortgages and protection. It had initially secured the contract in March 2013.
Usdaw was established in 1891 and is one of the largest trade unions in Britain, with more than 434,000 members nationwide.
It represents workers across major retailers, food manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, warehousing and distribution and home shopping.
Lighthouse has a total of 19 affinity partnerships, including employee organisations such as UNISON, Unite, BA Clubs, Prospect, Boundless (formerly the Civil Service Motoring Association) and the Royal College of Nursing.
Usdaw general secretary John Hannett said:"We are delighted to have secured this contract renewal with Lighthouse, which will enable us to continue to facilitate financial planning assistance for our members.
"Given the truly national basis of our membership, it is important to us to continue to partner with an organisation which is clearly capable of supporting our members no matter where they may reside and no matter what their background."
Lighthouse chief executive Malcolm Streatfield (pictured) added: "We look forward to further developing our relationship with Usdaw over the coming years. The Board remains committed to increasing our affinity partnerships throughout the UK".
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