The Exchange is launching Fintal Exweb, a new equity release referral service designed to reduce the risk and cost in the first stages of the equity release advisory process.
Fintal Exweb was developed in partnership with Ferret Information Systems, a European specialist in benefits advice software.
It uses a specialist referral service which allows advisers to consult experts on benefits, grants and tax advice, prior to client recommendations.
It will be available on a pay-as-you-go basis for £39 excluding Vat.
The Exchange managing director David Child says: “The launch of this new service, as with most of The Exchange’s developments, is based largely on market feedback from our adviser users. With the launch of Exweb Fintal, intermediaries will not only be able to research, quote and source equity release products but also look at more detailed information, such as a clients’ eligibility for state benefits, local authority grants and taxation – which really helps to support advisers in ensuring clients are given the best quality service possible.”
Gareth Morgan, managing director, Ferret Information Systems comments:
“Exweb Fintal not only identifies the potential impact of equity release products for advisers and their clients, but also highlights unclaimed benefits, such as pension credits. This is clearly a win win for advisers”.