This sector has always been a strong market in the UK and covers firms and individuals which advise on, sell and arrange financial products and services. These include banking and savings accounts, investment products, mortgages, insurance and some pension schemes.
Technology is key with most sales and transactions relying on specific systems and algorithms.
At ACT we understand the demands of your industry and the need for high levels of efficiency and speed.
Featured Case Study
- Independant Financial Advisors
- 44 Staff
Established in 1992, HMT LLP is one of the leading independent financial advisers in the UK, with an exceptional track record of completing transactions and supporting ambitious entrepreneurial businesses. Based in Henley and with a 40 plus strong team they have a real need for technology to provide communications and to run the various software applications to enable them to support their clients effectively.
After in depth consultation and strategic planning with HMT LLP management team in January 2015 ACT Systems became HMT LLP chosen IT partner. Challenged with ensuring all IT systems not only meet fundamental requirements of reliability and performance but to exceed the expectations of a modern financial professional services company.
HMT LLP had become continuously frustrated with the slow performance and reliability of their IT infrastructure provided by the previous IT provider and lost all confidence in them having been supplied an under resourced server in hand with a poorly executed strategy.
Seamlessly ACT Systems introduced a Cloud hosted virtual application server utilising remote desktop applications, Microsoft Office 365 for E-mail and document control ensuring users could work effectively not only when in the office but from any location at any time.
ACT Systems also provisioned internet connectivity upgraded for the Head Office to provide more bandwidth and auto fail over connectivity redundancy. To ensure maximum network performance ACT upgraded network equipment in conjunction with the head offices refurbishment and expansion.
“ACT Systems were a breath of fresh air, professional, efficient and most of all willing to listen to our input and feedback to ensure our expectations were exceeded – Jonty Clarke”
One year later and HMT LLP frustrations of slow unreliable IT have become a thing of the past. An efficient and flexible cloud based solution ensures HMT LLP are always online and able to operate with the knowledge ACT Systems professional support is always on hand.
“Act Systems have been great, I had no hesitation in renewing their contract at the annual review and have already passed on a successful referral” Jez Quigg.