Fidelity FundsNetwork and Cofunds are joining forces to offer last-minute collection points for advisers across the UK to submit ISA and SIPP applications.
The initiative will see 13 national collection points set up around the UK where advisers can drop off application up to 6pm on 1 April. Applications can also be submitted at Fidelity's offices in Kent, London and Surrey and Cofunds' offices in London and Chelmsford.
ISA applications will be quality checked on site whilst applications for SIPPs will be time stamped only.
The link-up comes as business levels are expected to surge in the run-up to the end of the tax year.
Peter Hicks, head of UK retail sales at Fidelity International, says although the number of online applications is rising, many advisers still prefer to physically hand in applications. The collection posts, he adds, will also prove beneficial for those who would otherwise miss the post.
"With the expected upswing in ISA business - as predicted by advisers themselves in our Adviser Sentiment Index research - we are doing all we can for advisers to make the process of getting their clients' ISA applications to us as easy as possible in what looks set to be a very busy time," he says.
Alastair Conway, Cofunds sales & marketing director, says: "It's a simple case of doing what we can to make this busy time as painless as possible for advisers and their clients. These last minute collection points proved very popular last year and are just another way we can offer support to advisers."
The collection points are at the following venues:
Gt Victoria Street
National Motorcycle Museum
500 Argyll Street
Hilton Leeds City
Mere Golf and Country Club
Copthorne Hotel Newcastle
Newcastle upon Tyne
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