Standards organisation Origo has set itself a target of signing up 10,000 IFAs to its UNIPASS digita...
Standards organisation Origo has set itself a target of signing up 10,000 IFAs to its UNIPASS digital certificate programme by the end of the year, according to newly installed managing director Paul Pettitt.
It is also going to push for more feedback from IFAs on what new services they might like to see developed using Origo's technology.
"If it hasn't worked for you, Origo wants to hear about it," Pettitt says.
As part of its marketing push, Origo today announced it has extended use of UNIPASS to non-regulated mortgage brokers, healthcare specialists and insurance brokers.
Origo's other main message to IFAs is that real-time exchange of client data with providers is possible for those who want it.
The so-called Contract Enquiry standard has already been adopted by many life companies, and the remainder should be applying the technology by the second quarter this year.
Looking ahead, Pettitt says Origo has already been talking to the government's E-envoy about its technology being used in implementation of the proposed composite pension statements, as well as implementing the range of simplified products proposed by Ron Sandler.
Discussions have been had with the Treasury, and Origo fully intends to offer a response before the simplified products consultation period ends in May.
Once the government decides on final specifications of any Sandler products, Origo could implement a solution "within a matter of months", Pettitt says, which would then leave it up to software companies to develop products that facilitate distribution.
Origo standards might also enable more sales across European borders once the regulatory landscape is more amenable, although the organisation's focus for now remains firmly on the UK.
Origo's contact for comments or further information is Neil Wilson, who can be emailed at: [email protected]
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