Client feedback


I work with Wayne and Kirsty. They really understand our business - they work with the company while retaining independence and ensuring compliance. They are a joy and pleasure to work with.
Neil McCawley ,
Ferguson plc
We now have a very collaborative approach between trustees and employer.
Peter Millard,
Company Secretary, TRL Limited
Competent, friendly and very helpful.
We have realised the benefit of having and independent trustee. Claire sees what general practice is like, so is able to guide us.
Anthony Bowen,
Colart Fine Art & Graphics
I find Colin proactive rather than reactive. He is also supportive.
Kat & Jason are very good at making it happen – they just take care of it.
Stephen Allaker ,
Bristol Myers-Squibb
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Group life assurance schemes

Death in service benefit decisions can be complicated and personally difficult to make. Appointing PSGS as independent trustee and using our group life master trust relieves that burden and responsibility.


Many employers use a life cover only trust to provide death in service benefits to employees, particularly those who are not members of a trust-based pension scheme.

Case study

Exercising discretion over who should receive the benefit from a group life assurance trust can be fraught with pitfalls. Take a look at the case study in our group life mastertrust flyer to see how Pensions Ombudsman rulings on death complaint cases show this can be a minefield.

Are you sure your group life trust's claims and discretion processes are effective and efficient, with:

  • the correct steps being taken at the correct time?
  • the right questions being asked of the right people?
  • all relevant information collected swiftly and accurately?
  • sensitive liaison with the individuals’ relatives?
  • claims administration and communications handled promptly and professionally?
PSGS life assurance master trust

Our master trust solution helps employers navigate a safe and cost effective path through the death in service benefit claims and discretions process. The benefits of using PSGS's group life master trust include:

  • peace of mind that difficult death in service benefit decisions are being handled by an experienced, independent professional
  • certainty your claims management process follows best practice guidelines
  • confidence that rational and non-conflicted decisions are being made
  • assurance your HR team are not weighed down with time-consuming administrative tasks

If you would like to relieve the burden of managing death in service benefits claims please contact us to find out more about the PSGS group life mastertrust and excepted life assurance master trust.

PSGS group life master trust

PSGS excepted life master trust

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James Double

Head of Trusteeship

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