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ScotEq Protect improves its online underwriting

Scottish Equitable Protect is making changes to its online protection underwriting service, including single data entry and better commission.

The system now allows single data entry, with pre-population of quotation data and gives 10 per cent commission for online applications.

The changes go live on October 24 and Scottish Equitable says IFAs will now be able to get cover in place faster and receive better commission.

Scottish Equitable is also creating a data-capture form that allows advisers to gather information from their clients and enter it immediately into the online form which mirrors the layout of the paper one.

Scottish Equitable Protect head of marketing Rod McKie says: “In a world where technology is becoming increasingly important to the way advisers conduct their business, it is vital we develop systems and processes that make their lives easier. The improvements we have made to our online underwriting service enable advisers to get a quicker decision for their clients and help them deliver an improved customer service.”

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