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Free access to extranets

Prudential, Norwich Union and Skandia have teamed up to offer IFAs free access to their extranets.

The service is part of the Unipass individual digital certificate being developed by Origo, announced at the Advisertech conference in London last week.

Origo says Unipass will revolutionise the industry by saving IFAs and providers time and money by ending the need for multiple passwords and user names and giving ease of access to the internet. Fifteen other major life companies are implementing the digital certificate, including Standard Life, Axa, Friends Provident and portals such as The Exchange.

Prudential e-business development manager Adam Byford says: “Feedback from IFAs has confirmed that they are fed up having to remember numerous passwords and user names and often resort to writing them down which is very insecure.”

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