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Jupiter is Unipass favourite

Jupiter is the fund firm that most advisers want to use the Unipass security certificate to conduct transactions with, says Origo.

Research by the industry standards body shows that 53 per cent of advisers would like to use Unipass standards with Jupiter, followed by Fidelity (13 per cent), Gartmore (9 per cent), Invesco (8 per cent) and New Star (6 per cent).

Cheltenham & Gloucester was most in demand for mortgages (18 per cent), followed by Halifax (14 per cent), Nationwide (13 per cent) and Northern Rock and Alliance & Leicester (11 per cent).

The research comes as Origo looks at introducing Unipass in these sectors, building on its work in life and pensions. It is already in talks with the mortgage industry to facilitate electronic data standards in the sector.

Managing director Paul Pettitt says: “The premise behind Unipass is simple – removing user IDs and passwords from an adviser’s working day saves them time and money.”


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