Sesame has chosen Assureweb to power its Select multi-tie proposition in a deal that will offer increased efficiency and productivity for advisers through its e-enabled service.
The Sesame Select proposition has been designed to appeal to a new generation of consumers by offering a broad range of competitively priced products from AXA, Legal & General, Norwich Union, Prudential and Standard Life. Sesame Select advisers will now be able to access quotations and submit their business applications direct to the five providers using the Assureweb portal.
Access to multiple quotes from the five providers is via a single login and illustrations produced on the portal will reflect the specific commercial terms negotiated by Sesame Select with each product provider. The service will enable advisers to link directly to the providers extranets to apply for policies in real time and in some instances get the case instantly underwritten, re-using the data they have already inputted to generate the quote.
Advisers will also have access to a dedicated Sesame Select area within Assureweb, providing easy access to news and information about the proposition, along with links to the five providers extranets and microsites.
Charles Bryant, commercial director at Sesame, says: This deal reinforces Assurewebs position as our portal of choice and will deliver valuable time saving benefits for advisers. There will be less need to re-key data, which means the potential for incorrect applications is also greatly reduced. We believe the leading commission rates available through Sesame Select, combined with Assurewebs e-enabled service that reduces the burden of administration, will enable advisers to run more profitable businesses.
Stephen Wynne-Jones, director of product marketing at Assureweb, says: Were delighted to have been asked to power Sesame Select. E-trading is at the heart of Sesames proposition and, being a portal that can offer comparative quotes, fully refined illustrations and links to provider extranets to write business, Assureweb can offer Sesame Select advisers a complete, joined-up multi-tie service.