Bluefin launches mobile benefits platform

Bluefin Corporate Consulting has launched an online benefits portal which interacts with mobile phones and other handheld devices as well as PCs and laptops.

The technology will sit on Bluefin’s online employee benefits portal Orbit, which has also been recently revamped. It enables the sending of information to members regarding pension fund valuations and alerts significant fund price movement via SMS rather than email.

Furthermore, a key part of the technology is that it is compatible with all browser-enabled phones, through which members can access a comprehensive breakdown of their portfolio.

Robin Hames, head of technical, marketing and research at Bluefin Corporate Consulting, said: “Generation Y needs to be engaged with pensions from a more technological perspective, as they are increasingly obtaining more information via the phone browser with mobile technologies such as BlackBerrys, iPhones and other smart phones becoming ever more ubiquitous. The new technology will be a powerful employee engagement tool that we believe is a step ahead of the market.”

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