Securities America Earns BISA Award for Technology Innovation
Award is second for broker-dealer in three years
LA VISTA, Neb. – March 28, 2016 – The Bank Insurance and Securities Association (BISA) awarded Securities America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc., (NYSE MKT: LTS) its 2016 Technology Innovation Award.
Presented annually, the award honors a financial services company for technology innovation that helps advance industry products, services and platforms. This year, BISA selected Securities America for its development and implementation of New Business Solutions, Securities America’s next generation, paperless system for processing business and opening new accounts.
New Business Solutions guides users through the account setup and pre-approval processes using previously stored data to reduce keystrokes, identify missing information and prefill forms. The Set Up Account button automatically transmits data to Securities America, National Financial or Pershing to establish the accounts, allowing remote check deposit functionality to be used.
Direct sponsor transactions are ready for principal pre-approval after the advisor answers a few simple questions. The status of all submitted business through approval is transparent to advisors, home office processors and compliance approvers. Users can also make changes to the address, suitability and other information on one or multiple accounts in just a few simple steps.
“It’s an honor to earn this award for a second time in three years,” said Securities America CEO and President Jim Nagengast. “This recognition exemplifies our commitment to providing our advisors with industry-leading technology that improves efficiency, leaving them more time to serve their clients and grow their business.”
Securities America received BISA’s first Technology Innovation Award in 2013 for its Advisor Workstation Dashboard, which offers advisors three customizable views — client, office and branch — and draws data from multiple sources in seconds.
About Securities America
Securities America is one of the nation’s largest independent broker-dealers with more than 2,000 independent advisors and $58 billion in client assets
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Securities offered through Securities America, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. Advisory services offered through Securities America Advisors, Inc., an SEC Registered Investment Advisory Firm.