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Wesleyan commits to supporting Armed Forces personnel to mark Remembrance Day

Wesleyan commits to supporting Armed Forces personnel to mark Remembrance Day

Wesleyan, the Birmingham-based financial mutual, has signed up to the Armed Services Covenant to mark Remembrance Day.

The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation to those who have served, and their families, which says it will do all it can to ensure they are treated fairly and not disadvantaged in their day-to-day lives.

Wesleyan is no stranger to supporting armed forces personnel in their time of need. During the First World War it was one of the first life offices to pay in full all claims resulting from war injuries, even though it was not legally obliged to do so. By the end of the conflict it had paid out the equivalent of £26 million in today's money.

Vicki Wentworth, Wesleyan's Chief Customer and Strategy Officer, who spent ten years as an officer in the British Army before beginning a career in financial services, said: "I know from my own experience how difficult it can be for people to leave service in the armed forces and begin a new stage of their lives in civilian life.

"By signing the Armed Services Covenant, we have committed ourselves to helping service personnel who not only come to work for us, but also become customers, and to do whatever we can to support them."

Some of the pledges Wesleyan has made in its covenant include recognising the value serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families bring to the business;  accommodating wherever possible reservists training and deployment; and, where practical, invite to interview all service leavers and veteran applications who meet the selection criteria in a job specification.

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