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Advisers say keep IT simple or we won’t use it

An overwhelming 90% of advisers say technology must be easy to use or they will stick with traditional paper methods, says Assureweb.

The broker portal also says that 88% of brokers believe that for technology to work efficiency, proper training is essential.

Stephen Wynne-Jones, director of sales and marketing at Assureweb, says: “The stigma attached to anything technological is ebbing away, particularly with the impact of portals.”

Jonathan Burridge, managing director at Quantum Mortgage Brokers, says: “We support companies that provide simple, accurate and efficient electronic trading solutions because technology is vital to all businesses.

“New systems are only as good as the people who use them. We are an industry of old dogs and need comprehensive training to understand new tricks – and save the trees.”


ID responsibility

Brits do not hold lenders or the police responsible for protecting people against ID theft, research from online credit report service MyCallcredit reveals.

Basinghall plans B2L debut with move away from AVMs

New lender Basinghall Finance will enter the market with a buy-to-let proposition by the end of 2006 and will go against the tide in moving away from automated processes. Basinghall has been set up as a joint operation between UK firm Home Funding and European commercial bank West LB Capital Markets. Tony Ward, CEO of […]

threesixty stages protection seminars

threesixty, the provider of support services to independent financial advisers, is staging a series of seminars over the next month on protection issues. The next series of threesixtys key issues seminars will address how IFAs can select the right products for their clients from the vast range of choices available. They will also examine the […]

West coast prices beat the east

Research from Halifax Estate Agents shows that seaside towns on the west coast have seen stronger house price growth over the last five years with 14 of the top 20 located on the west coast against six on the east coast. The most expensive seaside town is on the west coast, Sandbanks in Dorset, where […]

India rate cut – more to come?

Kunal Desai, Head of Indian Equities at Neptune Investment Management India’s stockmarket rallied this week following news that the central bank was cutting interest rates more aggressively than expected. Commenting on the rate cuts and what this means for India’s economic growth, Kunal Desai notes that there were two important details in the announcement that have […]


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