Assureweb is offering free technology training to intermediaries and support staff to demonstrate the benefits of placing new business online and showing the advantages to their business available to them through technology.
The service is open to all firms, no matter the size and can train a customer's management team, advisers and administration staff. The 10 Assureweb advisers are regionally based and will visit firms' offices if required.
Training can also be organised remotely, with the consultant connected via the internet. The service is already operating after a test with national IFA Towry Law and intermediary networks Berkeley Morgan, FSAS and Pensions Solutions.
Assureweb accuses some portals of abandoning intermediaries without support when dealing with complex technology and selling expensive group training sessions which only cover a small sector of the business.
Head of transaction delivery Stephen Wynne-Jones says: “We are interested in demonstrating value. More and more IFAs are switching on to technology and realise the benefits of e-commerce.”