Zurich platform extends access for tablet users

Zurich’s head of retail wealth propositions said the platform was now accessible through Apple, Android or Windows operating systems on iPads, iPad minis, Galaxy Notes and the Nexus.

He said: “We are committed to offering technology solutions that meet the demands of today’s customers – it is no longer just about what they can get, but how, when and where they get it.”

Kevin Ronaldson, chief executive of Bellpenny, said: “The pace of technological change in the wealth management industry has never been greater and the impetus for this is coming from the end customer.”

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Research from UKOM/comScore showed that tablet ownership grew 63 per cent in 2013, while separate research from eMarketer found one in three UK consumers regularly use a tablet device. By 2017 this figure is expected to grow to one in two.

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Kevin Forbes, partner at Dorset-based Strategic Solutions Chartered Financial Planners, said: “This is another quality development from the Zurich platform team.”