Standard Life's extranet is now enabled for Unipass Unipass, the new individual digital certificate for IFAs from Origo that replaces the need for individual passwords to access different extranets.
Standard Life joins Norwich Union, Prudential and Skandia as the first providers to adopt Unipass. A further 13 providers, including Friends Provident, AXA, and portals, Assure Web, The Exchange and IFAengine, are planning to implement the system during 2003.
Standard Life IFA promotions manager Peter Brutin says: “Unipass provides an answer to a real problem IFAs have with provider sites, which is simply: 'how do you expect me to remember all these user IDs and passwords?' As a group – providers and Origo working together – we have the opportunity to inform IFAs about the benefits of Unipass and remove a real barrier to electronic business; that of multiple user IDs and passwords.”
IFAs can get a Unipass digital passport at www.unipass.co.uk.