Information on products and services for expatriates and international investors is to be made avail...
Information on products and services for expatriates and international investors is to be made available online by an independent financial adviser network.
The network's site, www.inter-alliance-int.com, is its first phase of development following the launch of Inter-Alliance International last year.
The site offers an overview of services for financial planning and portfolio management, as well as specialist offshore services with links to advisers in Hong Kong, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Ghana, South Africa, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia.
Other features include tools to calculate pension contributions, inheritance tax liability and savings.
Inter-Alliance spokesman Charles Ansdell said the website will evolve and the company is currently 'looking into including transactional services to enable investors to do more of their business online.'
The network is also powering a white-labelled offshore fund supermarket for Moneynet International, due to be launched this month.
The service, www.moneynet. co.uk, will offer investors the opportunity to search and view prices from more than 3,000 offshore funds and then download the appropriate forms.
Funds will be available from 145 fund managers.
The supermarket is free to investors but when an investment has been placed, a renewal income, based on the size of the fund, is paid to Inter-Alliance and Moneynet.
Ansdell said there is no evidence that online mutual fund transactions crowd out traditional advisory channels, adding the supermarket will complement advisers' work.
'Over half the visitors to the Inter-Alliance website in the past have asked to speak to a qualified adviser via the call-back functionality,' he said.
Ansdell added that offline advice and online product information would give investors, 'holistic wealth management planning services.'
The increase in minimum AE contributions has had little impact on opt-out rates - with cessations after April increasing by less than two percentage points, data from The Pensions Regulator (TPR) shows.
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