POLAND- The Winterthur Otwarty Fundusz Emerytalny pension fund (Winterthur OFE) has wheeled out a new internet service for prospective members.
The new offering allows future fund members to complete a contract online using the Expander.pl. portal, and is designed to serve clients joining a fund for the first time as well as those who have decided to change their present pension fund.
Winterthur Powszechne Towarzystwo Emerytalne (Winterthur PTE) has been active on the Polish market since 1999. It is the managing institution of the Winterthur Otwarty Fundusz Emerytalny pension fund.
The firm is a unit of Credit Suisse-owned CHF 12.5bn Winterthur Life & Pensions.
By Madhu Kalia
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