An “App” a day…….

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Pablo Picasso said that “Art is not the application of a canon of beauty but what the instinct and the brain can conceive beyond any canon”. When we look at ‘apps we don’t start measuring what they can do, we look at what we can do with them to make life that little bit richer.

At the end of 2012 smartphones reached a 50% penetration within the UK, with tablets poised to do the same soon. Additionally, according to Ofcom, 36% of internet users in the UK access the web using a smartphone.

With increasing reliability on mobile devices, comes an increase in the number of apps there are available to us to help with our everyday lives. With around 700,000 and rising we have put together a list of useful apps all in one place that could help your business.

If you think any additional apps should make the list please add to the comments section below!

Abbey for Intermediaries App

It’s easy to keep up to date with the latest news and service updates with the Abbey for Intermediaries Service App. Never miss a news alert again, access the latest rates and always have your AFI telephone numbers to hand. More

Aegon Pension Reform Planner

Available to iPhone and Android users, our pensions reform app keeps you up to date with the latest industry news and important key dates. We’ve programmed our apps to automatically alert employers when they need to start work on their pre-staging key tasks, helping to keep them on the right track for staging. Available via iTunes and Google Play.

Assureweb Mobile

Financial services in the palm of your hand.

Designed specifically for financial advisers, this free mobile comparison tool allows you to obtain term quotes from 10 providers while you are on the move. Key features include:

  • Free
  • First mobile comparison app for financial advisers in the UK
  • Real time term assurance quotes from all the leading providers
  • Fully integrated with Assureweb’s portal
  • Secure login
  • Very easy to use with intuitive navigation

Available via iTunes and Google Play.

Aviva Fees-ability

Understanding how the level of service you provide to your clients affects your long term business sustainability has never been so important. Our Fees-ability app is designed to help you do exactly this in 3 quick and easy steps. Not only does the Fees-ability app allow you to do this it enables you to model the impact of changing key variables including: growth, cost per hour and on-going % charge. Available viaiTunes

Bright Touch by Bright Grey

Our app is designed to give professional financial advisers information at their fingertips about Bright Grey’s personal and business menus. The products and information section allows advisers to scroll through some of the most commonly asked questions and see a list of the illnesses we cover, along with their definitions. The app also contains case studies from our clients, and commentary from an adviser talking about our remarkable Helping Hand service.

Advisers can also use our interactive tools to help overcome the most common objections consumers have to taking out protection insurance. The app can be used to build a short customer profile and that information is carried through to the objection handling screens, tailoring the information provided to that client. Advisers can use the app either with clients in front of them, to prepare for meetings, or just to access statistics and facts quickly when they’re out of the office. Available via iTunes and Google Play.

Legal & General Mortgage Club

Created exclusively for Mortgage Club members, our iPhone mortgage sourcing app means you can access all the latest mortgage deals even when you’re out and about. Powered by TrigoldCrystal, it’s the first intermediary only mortgage-sourcing application of its kind and it’s free to download. With results that mirror those you’d find on Prospector, the app has all the functionality you’d expect from a sourcing system. Available via iTunes.

Legal & General protection App for Advisers

Make the most of business opportunities with this app, by getting quick protection quotes on the move. You can download the app from the App Store on your iPhone or iPad and all you’ll need to get started is a Legal & General protection agency number. Available via iTunes.

LifeCash

The LifeCash App is an informative and innovative way of presenting your recommendations to your client’s using the revolutionary iPad from Apple. More.

Metlife Calendar

MetLife 2013 Calendar is free to download! So check out your favourite pups from this year’s calendar competition. Some Key Features include:

  • Digital 2013 calendar
  • Create/Modify/Delete events
  • Add a location (GPS)
  • Invite a Friend
  • Provide Feedback

Available via iTunes, Google Play and BlackBerry App World.

Mortgage Brain App

Mortgage Brain’s mobile application solution to promote brokers and mortgages products to UK consumers has taken the market by storm and become an immediate success during the first few weeks since its launch. Available via iTunes and Google Play.

Skandia Appetite for Risk

Getting your clients to understand and agree their ‘appetite for risk’ is one of the key stages in the investment process. The task of risk profiling and risk discussion can however be time consuming. Completing the client questionnaire, inputting the answers online and then discussing the results are typically done at separate times.

To make the whole process more efficient for you and your clients, this app does it all in one go. It allows you to complete the questionnaire, get the risk score and then discuss with your client what that risk score means, during a single meeting.

The agreed risk level can then be emailed back to your office for use with Skandia’s online investment tools. Available via iTunes and Google Play.

Standard Life Investment UK Adviser App

Our UK Adviser App gives you instant access to live fund prices and performance data, and a wealth of other useful facilities including fund manager videos, conference calls and our new interactive charting tool.

Download the App from the App Store or Google Play Store now to get the following at your fingertips:

  • live prices and performance for over 2,500 funds
  • interactive performance charts – compare Standard Life Investments funds with indices and peer group funds over different time periods
  • customisable lists – filter only the funds that are of interest to you
  • global insight and market views
  • company updates and current news
  • latest fund manager conference calls

Available via iTunes and Google Play.

Your Money Monthly

A personal finance magazine with topical articles written by practising and qualified advisers. Free to subscribe and Free to download. Features on Pensions, Investments, Mortgages and all aspects of personal finance in the UK. Available via iTunes.

 

 

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