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Axa to shut Elevate for maintenance work this weekend

Elevate is shutting down its website this weekend for maintenance work.

Axa has contacted all IFAs who use the Elevate platform informing them of the closure.

Money Marketing understands that the two-day closure is to allow Elevate to implement phase four of its development programme. Phase four is set to include the addition of an offshore bond and a discretionary fund management tool to the platform.

An Axa spokeswoman says: “I can confirm that the Elevate site will be down for essential maintenance over the weekend.”

She could not comment on specific details of the shut-down, but added: “Phase four provides additional functionality for IFAs.”



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