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Pru and ScotAm valuations on AssureWeb

AssureWeb is to offer online life and pension policy valuations from Prudential and Scottish Amicable.

IFAs are now able to check Pru and ScotAm surrender values and fund values online. AssureWeb says it expects other providers to come on board in the coming months.

AssureSoft commercial director David Child says: “The service is another example of AssureWeb&#39s commitment to provide IFAs with the tools they need to deliver the highest quality service to their clients and we look forward to announcing additional providers as they go live.”


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