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Sesame Bankhall rolls out business support suite

Bankhall members can now get enhanced business support services, Stephen Gazard, managing director of Sesame Bankhall Group has said.

Member feedback had shown that advisers would benefit from access to business services in addition to compliance and regulatory support.

Mr Gazard said: “From listening to our members we know that it’s more than just compliance and regulatory issues that keep them awake at night.

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“Firms we work with are telling us they want access to a range of support services that will help them manage and grow their businesses in the most efficient way possible.”

The new suite of services includes an introduction to Howden Employment Benefits for auto-enrolment advice.

Dataspace, which is a document management solutions that helps firms to meet regulatory requirements as well as the Data Protection Act, is also being offered. The system gives advisers the ability to store and track all client and confidential records.

Advisers will also be offered access to technology services including Intelliflo Intelligent Office, which is an internet-based business management system, which is aimed at giving advisers more billable client facing time.

Professional indemnity insurance, in association with Howden Insurance Brokers is also being offered, as well as legal services.

Mr Gazard added: “We have seen a clear demand to expand this offering by providing our members with everything from employee benefits propositions to helping with the efficient management of company data. We have formed partnerships with market-leading providers, making it as easy as possible to access a strong range of integrated services.”

Background

This launch came as Bankhall announced it had teamed up with the Phil Billingham Partnership on a business development programme, which will be rolled out through 2015.

It will initially focus on how business models are evolving in the light of factors such as independent and restricted advice, corporate structures and increasing profitability and stability.