e-Sign Enables Advisors to Remotely Execute 1035 Exchanges in Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic
EXTON, PA (July 14, 2020) – iPipeline® – a leading provider of cloud-based software solutions for the life insurance and financial services industry – today announced the integration of AlphaTrust® e-Sign into the AFFIRM® order entry system used by the nation’s most respected financial institutions and their advisors. The integration enables advisors to overcome remote selling obstacles and rapidly secure electronic signatures to accelerate 1035 exchanges and other transactions in today’s COVID-19 selling environment. The integration is immediately available for purchase by all AFFIRM customers.
“The impact from the COVID-19 pandemic has rippled throughout the entire financial services industry. Advisors have been challenged in this contactless environment to execute their 1035 exchanges and other transactions, all of which require client signatures. Advisors are particularly in need of technologies that simplify and improve the customer experience,” said Larry Berran, CEO, iPipeline. “At the onset of the pandemic, we rallied to bring e-Signature and e-Delivery to all of our customers to enable them to continue their business cadence. We are pleased to offer our AFFIRM customers the AlphaTrust e-Sign integration to remove obstacles and increase customer satisfaction.”
“Business priorities have clearly shifted. Top executives are less focused on speed-to-market initiatives and more on recovery as they are concerned about sustainability. According to a recent Novarica survey, 65% of life insurers have been forced to prioritize digital initiatives to optimize business performance because of stay-at-home measures. e-Signature is a critical component in a well-thought out digital strategy,” said Tom Benton, Vice President Research and Consulting, Novarica. “While cost reductions are on the list of priorities, we are not seeing large budget cuts as they pertain to technologies. Technology providers who are integrating capabilities such as e-Signature into their products are positioned appropriately at this time to enable customers to reap the benefits of digitization.”
AlphaTrust e-Sign is a fully brandable, highly secure e-Signature product. It enables advisors using AFFIRM for Annuities to remotely secure signatures to expedite 1035 exchanges and other financial transactions while satisfying client expectations for a contactless experience. For more information about the AlphaTrust e-Sign and AFFIRM integration, contact your assigned sales representative, email@example.com, or call 1-800-758-0824, option 2.
iPipeline is a leading provider of cloud-based software solutions for the life insurance and financial services industry. Through our SSG Digital, end-to-end platform, we accelerate and simplify sales, compliance, operations and support. We provide process automation and seamless integration between every participant in our ecosystem including carriers, agents, general agencies, advisors, broker-dealers, RIAs, banks, securities/mutual fund firms, and their consumers on a global basis. Our innovative solutions include pre-sales support, new business and underwriting, policy administration, point-of-sale execution of applications, post-sale support, data analysis, reporting, user-driven configuration, consumer delivery and self-service, and agency and firm management.
iPipeline’s platform is used by approximately 150 carriers, 1,400 distributors and financial institutions, and their agents and licensed advisors in a cloud-based environment. With headquarters in Exton, Pennsylvania, iPipeline has locations in Bromley (UK), Burlington (Canada), Cheltenham (UK), Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Huntersville, Ontario (CA), Philadelphia, Pleasanton, and Salt Lake City. Visit www.ipipeline.com.
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