Find.co.uk appears to be one of the few successes in the financial services dot.com market follow...
Find.co.uk appears to be one of the few successes in the financial services dot.com market following an announcement it has achieved record profits for the fourth successive year and may be attracting readers from outside the UK.
Preliminary figures for the year ended March 31 2001 show Omnium Communications - the firm behind www.find.co.uk - has increased profits by 70% in the last year to £900,000, and carries information and links for virtually all of the UK's major financial services firms.
As well as its successful business figures, Find's redesigned and cleaner site now has a regional IFA centre which - in association with IFA Promotion - provides consumers with details of and links to leading IFA firms, including financial intermediary companies based outside mainland UK, as well as links and information about the most popular unit trust, car insurance, loans and online broking sites, says John Perceval, managing director of Find.co.uk.
"We hope to continue to break new records in the year ahead. But above all we want to go on producing excellent value for our clients," says Perceval.
"We have taken the opportunity to make a number of improvements to the website. We have kept its distinctive look while tightening up the design, and improving navigation. We have also improved the search function, making it easier to enrol for our monthly n-e-newsletter, added a new IFA centre and put more content 'above the fold'."
This comes at a time when Find's own reader figures suggest offshore finance is seeing increased interest and readers may be using the site from outside the UK.
Offshore banking climbed up the top ten websites tables this months from 6th position to 4th. Online sharedealing has also seen increased interest, moving the sector from 10th to 8th on the activity table.
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