Own Words

Client’s own words (COWs).

This is a powerful and effective way of personalising suitability reports. When you gather know your customer (KYC) information (see ‘K’ blog post) try to record some of the client requirements and objectives using their own words, so that you can repeat the quotes back to the client in the reports.

This provides the ultimate in personalisation and is a great way to cement recommendations.

If you can quote something like

“Both you and Beth want to use you maximum ISA allowance for the next 7 years (when you plan to retire Tom) for the purpose of supplementing your retirement income but also to buy that camper van you’ve always wanted and fulfil your dream of driving around Europe”.

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Director - Having joined us directly from university, David quickly developed into an indispensable member of the team. As our IT Director he is responsible for ATEB’s technology strategies, security systems and platforms. He has been at the forefront of the development of ATEB Suitability and instrumental in ensuring that the complex regulatory requirements are catered for in an interactive and intuitive fashion. He would be delighted to discuss its capabilities with you in more detail.

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