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Webline launch annuity comparison service

Webline has announced the launch of its annuity comparison service with the backing of four major product providers.
Norwich Union, Prudential, Friends Provident and Standard Life are supporting the new system while other providers are under development for forthcoming releases.
Webline managing director Paul Holland says the system is the first fast and effective alternative to paper-based annuity quotation research.
The system aims to ease the sales process while still providing the comparison information required under FSA regulation.
Standard Life sales technology manager Peter Brutin says: “The Webline annuity comparison service is a great example of how e-commerce can help advisers to reduce costs and even improve customer service.”


Easter quits sales role at Ample

Ample group sales director Alan Easter has quit the firm.Ample, which now trades under the Interactive Investor banner, was acquired from AMP by Capital Accumulation last March. Interactive offers online share dealing, a best of breed fund supermarket and a comparative mortgage quotation service.

Whole of life is not at fault, just the way it is sold

The new year has started but it seems that nothing changes. The first edition of Money Marketing of 2005 had an article on whole-of-life plans, followed by a letter in the next edition from the inimitable Terence O’Halloran, who went a little over the top. I would make the following points. I have never yet […]


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