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Standard adopts Origo universal password system

Standard Life&#39s 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: &#39how do you expect me to remember all these user IDs and passwords?&#39 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


Housing Corp says market is dysfunctional

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Tory MP to lodge annuity bill

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Whitechurch deal to train Pearl salesforce as IFAs

Whitechurch Network is offering members of the Pearl direct salesforce facing redundancy a new package to attract them to the network.In response to the news of Pearl&#39s plans to axe its direct salesforce of 1,000, the Bristol network is setting up a special unit headed by managing director Ian McIver to train direct salespeople to […]

Abbey National provides minimum growth

Abbey National has introduced safety plus growth 10, a guaranteed equity bond that provides minimum growth of 17.5 per cent and maximum growth of 45.1 per cent.The bond is linked to the FTSE 100 index through a Dublin-based company called Quaich Investments and there is also an Isa version of the product. Both versions guarantee […]


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