View more on these topics

Win the latest home cinema system worth £3,000

Let Marlborough Stirling and The Exchange entertain you in this great competition offering you the opportunity to win the latest in integrated home cinema systems worth £3,000. The prize is the latest Sanyo Plasma TV and surround-sound system which has a built-in DVD, VCR, CD, tuner and wall-mountable speakers.

About Marlborough Stirling and The Exchange

The Exchange was acquired by Marlborough Stirling in 2001 to realise the benefits to intermediaries and product providers of integrating the Exweb portal with Lamda, Marlborough Stirling&#39s policy administration system used by product providers. This integration provides straight-through processing (STP) on a single integrated technology platform through Exweb – the UK&#39s most heavily used intermediary trading platform.

This enables new business transactions and policy valuations to be administered electronically with little or no manual intervention, data being entered once and transferred seamlessly between processing systems.

This can help intermediaries and providers to reduce costs and improve customer service by increasing efficiency and speeding up sales and servicing processes.

Ron Sandler, in his review of the medium to long-term retail savings market said: “A key challenge is to make end-to-end electronic processing of transactions the norm in the industry, in particular, fully electronic interfaces between advisers and providers.”

The demand for STP has been so great that The Exchange is now integrating Exweb with the processing and administration systems of a wide range of providers, regardless of whether or not they use Marlborough Stirling&#39s Lamda platform.

To enter the competition just answer the question on the entry form on the right and send your answer and contact details by email to or fax the form to 01932 586 226.

The closing date for entries is May 20, 2004 and the winner will be chosen at random from all correct entries on May 25, 2004.

Terms & Conditions

No purchase is necessary.

The competition is open to all UK-reg- istered IFAs aged 18 or over.

Marlborough Stirling and The Exchange&#39s employees and their immediate families may not enter the competition.

No more than one entry per person.

By entering the competition the entrant agrees to be bound by these rules.

The deadline for entries is May 20, 2004.

The winner will be selected at random from all the correct entries on May 25, 2004.

Marlborough Stirling will attempt to contact the winner by June 8, 2004.

Marlborough Stirling reserves the right to select an alternative winner if the original winner cannot be contacted by June 8, 2004.

Entry to the competition requires IFAs to provide an answer to the question together with their contact details including postal address, telephone number, fax number and email address.

Entries should be sent to Charlie Musson via email or fax: 01932 586 226.

Marlborough Stirling reserves the right to disqualify incomplete entries. No responsibility will be accepted for entries lost of delayed. Proof of emailing or faxing will not be accepted as proof of entry.

The competition prize is a PDP – 42WV1 series plasma display and a DC-TS3000 Sanyo surround-sound system.

There is no cash alternative.

Details of the winning entry can be obtained from Charlie Musson (PR manager) on 01932 586 343.

All competitors&#39 personal information collected through this competition shall only be used in the conduct of the competition and shall be deleted as soon as practicable after the winner of the competition has been selected.

The promoters are Marlborough Stirling Group plc and Exchange FS ltd, Allen Jones House, Jessop Avenue, Chelten-ham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3SH


Forum wants fund firms to follow electronic trail

The Adviser Forum is turning its sights on fund managers with a project aimed at motivating fund firms to transact more electronic business with IFAs to save time and cost. The forum, which has had significant success in targeting the life and pension industry, is urging IFAs and fund managers to set up systems enabling […]

Three in a row for IF as it tops Press Watch survey

Online bank Intelligent Finance has topped the table of the Press Watch media survey for the third consecutive month. In March, IF was ranked first out of 651 financial services firms covered by the UK national media. Halifax, IF&#39s parent company, came second, up from third from last month, with Nationwide moving up three places […]

Debate highlighted misunderstanding of with-profits

It was good to read your lively debate on with-profits (Money Marketing, April 15) but it strikes me that most of the people on the panel would not know with-profits if it jumped up and bit them on the nose although at least Prudential gave a good account of itself. I conclude that the only […]

FSSC aims to develop compliance role

The Financial Services Skills Council is working with the International Compliance Association to develop new standards for compliance roles in the industry. The FSSC is aiming to develop compliance standards which will ensure that the compliance function “truly safeguards business” and is interested in devising specific exams for compliance. It has started the first stage […]

Lifetime ISAs – International Evidence

By Fiona Tait, Pensions Specialist Since the announcement in March, the Lifetime ISA (LISA) has attracted controversy. Heralded as a saviour for the self-employed and the young wanting to get on the housing ladder, the new LISA risks adding confusion for savers trying to fully understand the benefits of new workplace pension savings through auto-enrolment. To […]


News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up


    Leave a comment