The Service will be linked to Fidelity's existing FundsNetwork system
Norwich and Peterborough Sharedealing Services is offering a funds supermarket linked to Fidelity's FundsNetwork platform.
The building society is enabling its customers to deal in unit trusts and Oeics through the fund supermarket by making it available in its share shops and online at www.npss.co.uk.
The share shops are part of Norwich and Peterborough Sharedealing Service's nine offices in Norwich, Peterborough, London, Northampton, Cambridge, Bedford, Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft.
As a bonus, the building society's share dealing service will pay 50% of the initial commission it receives from fund providers back to the investor. In most cases, this will be a benefit to the customer of 1.5% of the sum invested, which will be increased by an extra allocation of units, according to Mike Copland, head of stockbroking.
At the same time, Moneyfacts, a provider of UK financial data, has taken over the Information Channel, a web directory service.
The Moneyfacts Information Channel (MFIC) now offers a directory of UK-focused websites with links to various services, including news, jobs, property and travel.
As part of this, the group is launching two new services: MFIC Money and MFIC Business.
The money channel will offer a personal finance directory on the web, with access to sites that cover mortgages, cards, loans, banking, savings, insurance, pensions, investments, financial news and tax.
The business channel will provide links to the latest online news. It features online calculators, market information, listings of Government sites, business finance as well as foreign trade information and start-up advice. The sites can be accessed through www.informationchannel.co.uk.
Among those groups adding further electronic services as a means of enhancing their stock selection process internally is Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (Swip), which has appointed Multex to build a web-based investment research solution for its investment teams.
The project is aimed at tying Swip's internal research and external broker research together with data feeds such as Multex's earnings estimate data, market information, news and charts.
The offering will also include a customised research production system that will enable the capture, storage and display of internally generated company, industry and sector-specific information.
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