SEB is enhancing its e-banking service for companies through the introduction of a corporate portal, www.seb.se/foretag that will offer several new services. The service will be open to all companies. In addition to the new corporate portal, SEB is also starting e-line – a personalised corporate advisory function that is open seven days a week. The corporate portal provides customers with access to financial analyses ranging from SEB’s reports on Sweden’s economic climate to interest-rate and currency information and the situation in growth markets. Customers are also provided with financial news and daily morning reports from SEB on expectations during the day, a summary of the day’s newspaper reports and interest- and currency-exchange rates. Through the SEB corporate advisory function, customers can use an interactive encyclopaedia to obtain guidance and tips about marketing, accounting, financing and other specialised areas that small and medium-sized companies often require assistance with. Through e-line, customers are provided with a corporate advisory service via telephone that is open seven days a week. The service is designed to advise customers on investment, financing, corporate insurance and personnel matters.
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