Accounting and business advisory firm Crowe Horwath today announced the launch of the online platform, ASK Crowe Horwath.
ASK Crowe Horwath, an obligation-free, online financial problem-solving service for business and individuals, allows questions to be posed by the general public and answered by Crowe Horwath advisers – ‘get a real answer from a real adviser’ is indeed the tagline of the platform.
There are no boundaries to the questions that can be asked, with professionals covering the full spectrum of financial services.
Phil Mulvey, Crowe Horwath New Zealand’s chief operating officer, says the primary aim of the portal is to provide an easy point of access to professional and expert opinion.
“Crowe Horwath clients have a trusted adviser at the centre of their relationship with the firm who ensures they receive timely and strategic advice over a wide range of issues.
“We want others to be able to experience this first hand. We are giving them a taste of our knowledge, skills, style and level of care, without any obligations or charge.”
The service is structured so that an enquiry will be replied to in writing online, generally within 48 hours.
“It’s also an opportunity for users to get a second opinion, something that may be daunting and difficult for many in this sector,” Mr Mulvey said.
The New Zealand launch of Ask Crowe Horwath comes on the back of a successful launch last year in Australia facilitated by Crowe Horwath’s Australasian parent company Findex.
Findex partnered with FinTech start-up FinancialAsk to provide ASK Crowe Horwath.
Thomas Paule, chief marketing and digital officer at Findex said, “We are committed to FinTech – it is in Findex’s DNA to harness technology to provide better and timelier services for clients.
“We have been most impressed by the FinancialAsk team and we hope today’s launch of ASK Crowe Horwath in New Zealand is another step in a very productive journey with them that will bring value to our clients and our business.
“We see this alliance as one of incubation, knowledge transfer both ways, and the ability to explore commercial opportunities on an exclusive basis,” Mr Paule said.
FinancialAsk is headed up by founder and FinTech expert Andrew Lai.
“We are delighted to work on an exclusive basis with Findex. As an ambitious start-up we could not wish for a better partner to bring our first project to market under the Findex and Crowe Horwath brands.
“Findex’s massive network of business and private clients gives the product excellent prospects for success. We have great admiration for the Findex business and their culture of innovation and technology,” added Mr Lai.
For further information, please contact:
Mark Wilson, head of marketing.
Telephone: 03 450 1806
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