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Aegon Benefit Solutions reserves web offering for IFAs

Aegon Benefit Solutions has decided to offer its web-based service exclusively to IFAs.

ABS says its software will extend the services advisers can offer their corporate clients and will create cross-selling opportunities.

The platform comes with an online adviser facility that puts the scheme member in touch with an IFA in just three clicks through its website.

The software supports flexible benefits, total reward statements, holiday and absence, pension aggregation and forecasting, self-service human resources, discounted voluntary benefits and full HR admin of employee benefit package.

ABS managing director Andrew Morris says: Aegon are passionate about supporting IFAs and passionate about the corporate market. By helping IFAs extend the services they offer to their corporate clients we believe we strengthen the link between client and adviser. This will aid retention and is also likely to create cross-selling opportunities.


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