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Users of The Exchange&#39s Exweb portal exceed 100,000

The Exchange has announced the process of over 100,000 new business transactions for IFAs via its Exweb portal and the firm says the figure demonstrates the popularity of the newly enhanced Exweb trading platform.

The Exchange managing director David Child says: “Providers and intermediaries alike recognise that e-commerce is the most effective way to make the sales process more efficient and reduce costs and our aim is to ensure that Exweb offers the industry the capability to handle the majority of electronic new business transactions.”

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