IFAonline and standards organisation Origo have jointly announced the availability of Unipass-enabled services.
The digital certificate technology does away with the need to remember multiple user-names and passwords to access provider networks for doing e-business when accessing sites through IFAonline.
Mike Jones, publisher of IFAonline, says the development marks an important step in enabling quicker and more effective business performed through third party services available through IFAonline in the future.
Although only Assureweb is as yet accessible through IFAonline using Unipass, it is expected that the hoped for benefits will pursuade other such third parties to join the initiative.
“I encourage all users to take advantage of the new facility, and to use those partners to IFAonline, the UK's premier news portal for financial advisers, that are or will be Unipass-enabled.”
Gary Miller, general manager, Origo Secure Internet Services Ltd - the subsidiary of Origo Services which provides Unipass - says there is a strategic fit between Origo and IFAonline, with both focused on online aspects of the UK financial services marketplace.
“We both therefore appeal to the more e-business focused advisers and by our working together we are hopeful of consolidating our common interest to further help our mutual customers.”
There is also a complementary fit, he adds, as IFAonline has appeal to a broad intermediary audience through its news service, while Origo has made no secret of its moves torwards providing solutions to sectors other than life and pensions, which has been its core area of activity.
Paul Pettitt, managing director, Origo, says: “Origo is delighted to be working with IFAonline.”
“IFAonline will add value by enabling advisers to access new services, and making life easier for IFAs doing business online.”IFAonline
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