11 Jul 2019
Andrew Pike, Head of Intermediary Relationships at NS&I, said:
“I offer warm congratulations to Hunter Aitkenhead & Walker for winning ‘Small Advice Firm of the Year’ at this year’s Money Marketing Awards. We are really proud to have sponsored this award and to see the role of small firms celebrated by Money Marketing and our colleagues across the industry.
I also extend my congratulations to all winners of this year’s Money Marketing Awards, and all nominees.”
Hunter Aitkenhead & Walker commented:
“It really was an honour to win this award, and be able to demonstrate the values that HA&W hold dear. The fact that the award was sponsored by NS&I was the icing on the cake, as we feel their demonstrable competence and trustworthiness is very much a complement to the way we work, and we’re impressed to see the efforts they’re making in engaging with advice firms more.”
“The vast majority of advice firms are quite small in terms of the number of staff they have. However, collectively they look after the interests of an enormous number of customers throughout the UK, and they provide an essential service, changing people’s lives in the process and providing peace of mind.”
NS&I also provides peace of mind to our customers through our unique 100% security guarantee, due to our backing by HM Treasury. Advice firms often tell us that recommending NS&I to clients for the cash portion of their portfolio can help build trust with the firms themselves.
NS&I has been developing closer relationships with advice firms over the last few years, due to the high number of mutual customers, and because cash has now become an integral part of the holistic financial planning process.
NS&I launched our new online service for financial advice firms in May. Firms now have secure online access to information on their clients’ NS&I holdings for the first time, via a purpose built portal, designed and delivered to meet growing adviser expectations of NS&I.
NS&I have already been receiving lots of positive feedback from financial planners, paraplanners and other users of the new online service, with many firms describing it as "revolutionary".
To register for the online service full details are available at nsandi-adviser.com.
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