How financial advisors can text clients while remaining compliant
I’m a millennial. So it should come as no surprise that I like texting.
But it’s not just millennials who prefer texting as their go-to form of communication. Did you know that 89% of all consumers prefer to use messaging to communicate with businesses? Texts have a 98% open rate and 90% of these are read within 3 minutes of receipt. These numbers are astonishing.
It’s no wonder that financial advisors are thrilled with Junxure®’s latest integration with MyRepChat. MyRepChat reports this new integration allows advisors to communicate with clients via text while fulfilling important compliance requirements.
The history of MyRepChat
Junxure and MyRepChat share a common founding thread - they were both created by an advisor, for advisors. Junxure’s founder, Greg Friedman built the CRM software because nothing existed like it in the marketplace. Likewise, Derrick Girard built MyRepChat because he believed no platform was available where he could text his clients compliantly.
The aha moment occurred when Girard received some text messages from his clients. He told his clients that it was against the rules to exchange a text; yet, they didn’t seem to care about the rules. He did some research and realized there was no client communication solution in the industry built for advisors directly. And here’s the key: it had to facilitate compliance approval.
I caught up with our Product Manager in charge of this integration, Jason Kissinger, and he described what sets this platform apart from the rest, “MyRepChat has all the features advisors and compliance officers need to help run their businesses better.”
Kissinger continued, “Being compliant as a firm is obviously of paramount importance, and so is being able to communicate with clients in a seamless way – this [integration] marries those two things together. People who want that next-level compliance solution to track conversations via text messages in their CRM directly, now have the ability to do so.” Here are just some of the features of MyRepChat:
Text and group messaging
Clients never have to download an app or software to communicate with you.
Scheduled, automated, and efficient client communication - leaving you more time to do what you do best.
MyRepChat communicates directly with your compliance department and your prefered archiving system - ensuring your messages are properly monitored and retained.
Import your contacts
Import your contacts from your CRM or your mobile phone and begin texting immediately - conversations will be instantly archived in your CRM.
You can plan and schedule messages in the future and create recurring messages to celebrate important dates - push send once, and be worry-free while executing important marketing tasks.
If you don’t have a landline number to text enable, a text number is auto-generated for you – in addition all calls will be auto-forward to the number of your choice.
Feedback from early integration users
We were able to test market this integration before our wide scale rollout - I am pleased to report that we had nothing but positive feedback from our early users.
"We will be able to easily integrate this product with Junxure. It's user friendly, offers improved client experience and saves us a lot of time." said Sheila Foxx-Epps, Applications Support Analyst with Sage Rutty & Co. Who wouldn’t want improved client experience? Happy clients are essential for retention and growth.
Ayasha Jones, Director of Operations at BlueSky Wealth Advisors explained, “MyRepChat gives us another communication channel to connect with our clients while still complying with regulations.”
When asked what factors led to the decision to implement this integration, Jayne Bills, Compliance Professional at Berkshire Money Management, responded, “Compliance, client service, communication and efficiency.” All are so important to running a successful advisory practice.
If you are not taking advantage of compliant texting, it’s time you should. Here’s how to add this exciting new integration to your technology stack, if you are an existing Junxure user, click here:
If you are not yet a Junxure user, here’s how you can message your clients without having to worry about compliance laws or the security of your information, simply click here:This latest integration with MyRepChat is just another example of how AdvisorEngine and Junxure deliver on that modern experience for everyone - advisors, operations personnel and clients alike.
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