Remote working was popular among the Financial Planners and insurance professionals who took part in a recent Twitter poll of the Personal Finance Society and Chartered Insurance Institute’s membership.
A total of 17% of the 116 surveyed in May plan to continue to work entirely remotely, even once the government ends all restrictions.
A further 70% expect to use a mix of working from home and in an office environment once the threat of Covid-19 subsides.
Keith Richards, chief executive of the Personal Finance Society, said: “Members of the insurance and personal finance professions have shown themselves capable of responding to a crisis which has seen the majority successfully transition to working from home to ensure key services and support for consumers and clients is maintained.
“The new way of working for the profession created by the Coronavirus pandemic since March has shown what can be achieved when the focus is on the outcomes achieved rather than the hours someone sits in an office at a desk and is likely to influence work practices and propositions for ever.
“I believe we will see a lot of employers embrace more flexibility around working from home in the future. A key conversation for senior managers at insurance and financial advice firms will be what works best to deliver the most suitable service and Financial Planning for the public once government guidance to slow the spread of the coronavirus changes.”