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Sandler report prompts sale of stakeholder.co.uk

Online pension information site stakeholder.co.uk has been put up for sale as its owner believes the Sandler report&#39s proposal for a suite of stakeholder products enhances its value.

Corporate finance company Optimise Holdings has been appointed to sell The Stakeholder Group, parent of stakeholder.co.uk.

Stakeholder.co.uk managing director Chris Dixon says a wider usage of the word “stakeholder” proposed under Sandler makes the domain name more appealing to product providers.

Stakeholder.co.uk was set up in 1997 and has developed from a stakeholder consultation information site into an online centre which can point customers to where they can buy a pension on the internet.

Dixon says: “Due to recent developments, namely the Sandler report, the applica-tion of the term &#39stakeholder&#39 will reach much wider than the original low-cost pensions. I believe there now exists a tremendous opportunity for a major player to expand on stakeholder pensions and launch a full suite of &#39stakeholder&#39 products.”

Optimise director David Burns says: “Stakeholder.co.uk can be much more than a channel for stakeholder pensions. A huge opportunity lies in creating a leading brand and channel for a distinct range of financial products and services.”

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