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N&P selects N4 Solutions for point-of-sale support

Norwich & Peterborough has selected N4 Solutions as its point-of-sale solution partner for its new Financial Advice Service.

N&P has implemented N4S&#39 browser-based solution to support the provision of financial planning advice through its retail network. Initially N4S will support face-to-face and call centre sales, although the solution is capable of supporting fully integrated channel distribution.

The N4S product suite, covering mortgages and financial planning, allows for personalised sales interactions based around the customer&#39s level of interest and needs, whatever the channel. The system covers all the associated need areas – from initial appraisal to need analysis and solution shaping.

Matthew Bullock, chief executive at N&P, says: “Our aim is to enable our customers to be confident that all their savings, investment and protection needs have been carefully considered and provided for, whilst providing compliant advice. N4S&#39 mortgage system will enable integrated CP186 compliant distribution of mortgages across our channels.”


Finance Centre will stay a pure packager

The Finance Centre says it will remain a pure packager after mortgage regulation. Several packagers plan to offer appointed representative status to brokers but TFC says it intends to work with network principals to provide an outsourced packaging service to complement its existing proposition. Packagers who do not provide advice to borrowers will not be […]

Zurich appoints Connells as panel manager for surveys and valuations

Zurich has appointed Connells as its panel manager for all of its survey and valuation instructions as part of its major drive to support its industry proposition for mortgage brokers, financial advisers and estate agents. Zurich&#39s aim is to provide significant added value to independent estate agents with surveying practices. This will allow a reciprocal […]

Abbey unveils products for new-build borrowers

Abbey has launched three mortgage products for new-build borrowers. As the number and value of new-build properties continues to rise with an estimated 180,000 new houses being built in 2003 at an average loan size of £136,850, abbey has launched three mortgages for those buying in this sector. A three-year variable rate tracker available for […]

Authorisation benefits for GISC members

Members in good standing of the General Insurance Standards Council will have a smoother journey through the authorisation process, the FSA announced yesterday. Sarah Wilson, director of the high street firms division, has confirmed that applications from GISC members in good standing will receive “a level of scrutiny which reflects the standards set by GISC”. […]

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Global benefits predictions for 2015 from Jelf International

According to Doug Rice, managing director of international services, in 2015, managing their international duty of care will become an increasing focus for UK-based overseas organisations in both managing their short- and longer-term challenges. As a result, strong independent advice and innovative technological solutions will become more important than ever in managing their global benefits.


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