SmartMove has launched a new website which it says will give mortgage intermediaries access to underwritten adverse lending decisions for their clients within seconds.
For many offshore insurers, this is the best of times as offshore single premium sales in the UK are expected to exceed £6bn in 2006.
Leeds Building Society has expanded its online facility and case tracking functionality to include buy to let mortgages.
Eight out of ten mortgage intermediaries say the ease of dealing online is an important factor when selecting the best mortgage product on the market, according to research from Unipass.
Southern Pacific Mortgage Limited (SPML) has announced the introduction of an online facility to enable keyfacts illustration-style documents to be produced for buy-to-let cases direct from its website.
Portfolio management service FinanceCube is aiming to take industry training to a new level by offering a series of workshops and seminars through media which includes online and on podcasts.
Five years ago, the Society of Financial Advisers asked delegates at its annual conference what they would like to be able to do with technology in five years time.
A financial planning firm has launched online advice services which target consumers who prefer to do their shopping and manage money over the internet.
Abbey is to offer its remortgage customers a streamlined property survey services as of today.
Mis-trust of wrap platforms by IFAs, and fears providers could sell direct to consumers are understandable but unfounded, claims Standard Life's marketing director.
A survey carried out by Ipsos MORI for IFA Promotion suggests the internet is now the most popular method of seeking out financial advice among the key client demographic sought by IFA businesses.
Fidelity International has reported record levels of online ISA sales through its investment supermarket Fidelity FundsNetwork.
Sales channels such as email and a mobile phone-specific website are not imminent, but are not being ruled out by National Savings & Investments.
Standard Life (SL) has made changes to its online protection underwriting procedures in a bid to improve straight-through processing.
UK consumers posted a record amount of savings through the National Savings and Investments website in August, the executive agency reports.
Multi-tie mortgage network Home of Choice (HoC) has launched an online system which speeds up recruitment and authorisation of new members.
In part two of his series about internet marketing, David Elms , chief executive of IFA Promotion , points out inrermediaries don't need to develop ‘all-singing all-dancing' sites to have an internet presence.
HBOS business Clerical Medical has launched an online resource called Workbench, which brings together a number of tools and support for financial advisers.
Podcasting of personal finance information, and even advice, could figure highly in the future of adviser-client relationships following the launch of just such a service.
Legal & General has added two protection options to its existing quote and apply extranet as eight out of ten protection policies are now administered over the internet.
Completing mortgage cases through a firm's online decisions system is worth as much £35,000 a year to intermediaries, argues GMAC-RFC.
IFA directory provider IFA Promotions may eventually 'switch off' all traditional media marketing and concentrate on marketing only through online services and search engines.
Progress from Royal Liver is considering developing online applications and underwriting which could be intuitively tailored to match the age, sex and medical conditions of the person applying for the protection product.
National Savings & Invesments has started selling its flagship premium bonds online to holders of Switch/Maestro or Visa debit cards, some seven months after the move was first reported in IFAonline.