Frank Eve, the respected technology guru and entrepreneur, has been a shareholder in Screen Business since its inception
Screen Business provides self-service websites to IFAs which automate key client servicing and administration business processes.
Over 150 financial services web sites and integrated online systems have been developed by the team in recent years.
For larger firms and financial product providers, Screen Business delivers data feeds, dynamic fund factsheets, past performance documentation systems and other business-specific services.
Intermediated consumer solutions include Annuity quotes, integration with fund supermarkets, employee benefit services.
Clients include many of the UK’s largest distributors and providers, such as Origen FS, Chelsea Financial Services, Greystone, AEGON, JP Morgan, and Legal & General.
James Whelan, managing director of Screen Business, said: "Screen Business has worked in close partnership with 1st Exchange & N4 for over 10 years to deliver web solutions which link to Adviser Office, so this will extend their potential much further. The acquisition is key to 1st Exchange & N4's strategy of connecting the industry and delivering tools and services that support sales and servicing through multiple distribution channels.
"Initially, it will be business as usual for all our clients, partners and suppliers - but with greater potential now for improved communications, flexibility, service, and future development. Screen Business will continue to operate with you as normal from its current offices, and over the coming months you will begin to enjoy the benefits of the improved support, structure and capability that will be put in place."
Chris Noblet, managing director at 1st Exchange & N4, added: "Our focus and commitment is to help our adviser clients to succeed and grow as the industry travels through RDR and beyond. Our acquisition of Screen Business delivers a stronger, combined offering, that helps the distribution of Financial Services in the new world.
“It will be business as usual for all clients, partners and suppliers - but with greater potential now for improved communications, flexibility, service, and future development.”