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Marlborough Stirling offers tech aid for Sandler plans

Marlborough Stirling is to launch a software solution for advisers selling Sandler products, saying the products can be a great success if they are backed with efficient technology.

Marlborough Stirling spokesman Charlie Musson says Sandler products have a bright future but only if IFAs exploit technology solutions to streamline their operations to fit in with the basic pricing structure.

Its Amber Solution is des-igned to meet the FSA’s basic advice requirements, helping advisers sell stakeholder products effectively within the 1.5 per cent price cap.

Product manager Jim Orves says: “The solution enables low-cost, basic advice to be provided within the FSA’s rules which is a fundamental req-uirement for any company looking to sell stakeholder products within the 1.5 per cent charge cap.”


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