October 2017 Update

October 2017 Update

October 2017 Update

More Choice - More Flexibility - More Relevance

 Monday, 30th October 2017

We have completed the latest upgrade to ATEB suitability on 29th October 2017.

Details of the enhancements can be found below, but some of the highlights are:

Changes to Attitude to Investment Risk (ATR)

Users now have the option to include the ATR at an overall report level selected from the ‘Introduction to Advice’ section thus providing more user options. Although the ATR can be selected at three different levels within the report structure, the number and types of recommendations being made will determine where it best sits within a report. We have also revised the suggested text options available under the Capacity for Loss sub sections to assist with the description of a client's position and ability to absorb the outcome of volatility.

Revised Current Personal & Financial Circumstances

In response to client feedback we have increased the number of fields available for recording client personal & financial circumstances when including a snapshot of fact find information.  We have also made a number of fields available as Joint fields to complement the existing options for Client 1/Client 2.  It should be noted that these fields are for recording jointly held assets/liabilities, rather than being the sum of both Client 1 & 2 fields.  If figures are not required they should be left blank.

New 'Rate Switch' Recommendation for Mortgages

We have included a new recommendation type of 'Rate Switch' within the Mortgage Recommendation area.  This is to cater for clients who may be staying with their original lender on a new deal rather than re-mortgaging.

Suitability Report – General Content

Change at a glance

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Revised Current Personal & Financial Circumstances tab to include joint personal & financial details.

 

Selected from:

Report Builder → Current Personal & Financial Circumstances → Introduction to Advice → Summary of the Client(s) Current Personal and Financial Circumstances.

 

Output text will be presented as an appendix in the report.

This change adds the ability to capture total income, expenditure, pensions, investment and property in a table format on a joint basis including newly added business, property and other assets value boxes.

‘Product Recommendation Reasons’ renamed to ‘Recommendation Reasons’

Selected from:

Report Builder → Mortgages/Protection/Investment/Retirement Advice → Recommended Plan

When providing advice on existing plans the reasons are more relevant to the suitability of the action taken rather than the plan itself; when providing advice on a new plan the reasons are why the new plan is suitable, we have therefore renamed the overarching Product Recommendation Reasons tab in the wizard to Recommendation Reasons to improve clarity.

Product Type – Investment & Retirement

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Attitude to Investment Risk section is now also available as a tick option for inclusion at an overall report level.

Selected from:

Report Builder → Introduction to Advice → Attitude to Investment Risk

 

If you select this option, output text is presented in the report under Introduction to Advice → Attitude to Investment Risk.

The increased functionality now provides the flexibility to cover the ATR and Capacity for Loss of the client at an overall report level.

It is still possible to select ATR and Capacity for Loss from both the overall recommendation and individual plan levels.

Replacement of existing Capacity for Loss suggested text options.

Selected from:

(1) Report Builder → Introduction to Advice → Attitude to Investment Risk → Describe Capacity for Loss Discussions

(2) Report Builder → Investment Advice/Retirement Advice → Section Builder/Plan Builder → Attitude to Risk → Describe Capacity for Loss Discussions

 

If you select these options, output text is presented in the report under the heading Attitude to Investment Risk.

Suggested text options describing the Capacity for Loss discussions with a client have been enhanced to better record the client position.

Product Type – Mortgages

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‘Rate Switch’ added as new product to ‘Mortgage Type’ drop down.

Selected from:

Report Builder → Mortgage Advice → Recommended Plan → Plan Builder → Mortgage Details → Select Product Type

 

Output text is presented in the report under the heading Mortgage Advice → Mortgage Recommendation.

We continue to enhance the Mortgage products available and this includes our recent Rate Switch addition. The 'Rate Switch' is available for selection under the Plans tab with further suggested recommendation text found under the Recommendation Reasons tab.

New Potential Disadvantages text added to Mortgage Advice.

Selected from:

Report Builder → Mortgage Advice → Recommended Plan → Potential Disadvantages

 

Output text is presented in the report under the heading Potential Disadvantages.

Suggested text options added to the Potential Disadvantages tab to cater for potential future interest rate rises.

Product Type – Protection

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New Potential Disadvantages and Risk Warning text added to Protection Advice.

Selected from:

Report Builder → Protection Advice → Recommended Plan → Potential Disadvantages

 

Output text is presented in the report under the headings Potential Disadvantages & Risk Warnings.

To accommodate for life cover ending in the event of a claim for policies written on a joint life first event basis we have included further suggested text options within the Potential Disadvantages tab and an automated Risk Warning that will draw through to the final report.

Please don't forget we have a collection of 'how to' guides, articles and hints/tips via an FAQ which is available now on our Help & Support Portal.

Our support team are available 9am - 5pm / Mon - Fri to answer any further questions you may have Contact Details Here.

Many thanks for your continued use of ATEB suitability.

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