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BT Cellnet offers portal in link-up with Misys

BT Cellnet is moving into the financial services arena by linking up with Misys to launch a business-to-business portal.

BT&#39s Connected site will provide specialist inf-ormation and services for the financial services sector from this week, with Misys&#39s IFA portal M-Link available on the site as an online trading platform for IFAs.

It is also teaming up with the FSA to provide an information service from the regulator.

Standard & Poor&#39s fund services will be available on the site, giving intermediary charts, factsheets, fund prices and performances.

Misys&#39 financial system, including software, training and support for the life, pension and investment markets, will be available on the site as well its general insurance trading platform Screentrade.

Services can be personalised for each user.

The site will also have access to business travel agents and other business services such as market reports and online recruitment services.

BT Cellnet general manager (SME) Tim Sefton says: “BT Cellnet aims to offer highly sought after value-added services to the business audience.

“Connected is for small and medium-sized businesses. The aim is to help them run their business more efficiently in the face of heavy demands on their time, energy and resources.”


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