HTK Adopts AdvicePay to Support Enhanced Financial Planning Solutions
Innovative payment processing platform enables HTK financial professionals to seamlessly offer subscription-based services
Bozeman, MT (May 13, 2020) — AdvicePay, the leading fee payment-processing platform designed exclusively for financial professionals, announced today an enterprise online billing and payment solution for top broker-dealer and registered investment adviser (RIA), Hornor, Townsend & Kent, LLC (HTK). The solution and partnership supports the expansion of HTK’s fee-based financial planning platform and is available to HTK financial professionals who are investment adviser representatives (IARs).
As part of this ground-breaking solution, AdvicePay is enabling a new era for HTK financial professionals to offer subscription-based services as well as conveniently accept online credit card payments for traditional financial planning.
“Financial planning is undergoing a fundamental shift from being compensated to implement products, to being paid for the advice itself,” said veteran financial advisor and AdvicePay co-founder, Michael Kitces. “Alternative pricing arrangements, such as subscription models or hourly arrangements, are becoming increasingly prevalent to compensate financial professionals for their advice, which is why we designed AdvicePay. We are excited to be working with HTK to implement this next-generation approach.”
“As financial planning services gain momentum, HTK has prioritized the enhancement and expansion of these service offerings within our RIA program,” said Tim Donahue, president and CEO, HTK. “We knew we needed the right technology to support the growth of financial planning and found that in AdvicePay. We are proud to offer our financial professionals and clients the ability to use this efficient and secure payment solution. In particular, we see tremendous value in the potential to leverage AdvicePay for subscription-based services, which are expected to become increasingly in demand within our industry.”
Most online retail billing platforms have significant limitations for the financial advice industry. AdvicePay built its system specifically to meet compliance requirements and serve financial professionals and their clients.
“The AdvicePay Enterprise platform provides dedicated tools built specifically for organizations that support large numbers of financial professionals and must manage key oversight and compliance requirements,” said Alan Moore, co-founder and CEO, AdvicePay. “We are seeing growing demand across the industry from both clients and financial professionals who want to engage in financial planning, and be able to simply charge and get paid directly for the advice being delivered. AdvicePay is uniquely positioned to enable these types of relationships, and we will continue to invest in the AdvicePay platform to make it even more useful and valuable.”
Established by well-known financial advisors Michael Kitces and Alan Moore, AdvicePay is the only billing and payment processing platform created specifically for fee-for-service financial planning. Financial advisors benefit from efficient invoicing and payment workflows designed exclusively to support their businesses, including up-to-date compliance and data security management. Users can issue agreements for client e-signature, accept ACH and credit cards, bill hourly or one-time fees, or establish recurring retainer or subscription billing compliantly – all through the AdvicePay system.
Hornor, Townsend & Kent (HTK) is a broker-dealer and registered investment adviser supporting independent financial professionals across the U.S. For more than 50 years, HTK has been the trusted partner supporting financial professionals on their path to success. HTK is committed to offering financial professionals with the independence to build their practice their way through the delivery of a flexible platform, leading solutions and personalized service. Securities and investment advisory services offered through Hornor, Townsend & Kent, LLC (HTK). Member FINRA/SIPC. HTK is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company. 600 Dresher Road, Horsham, PA 19044, 800-873-7637, www.htk.com.
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