OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Entrust Group, Inc., a pioneer and acknowledged authority in self-direction, today announced its top stories for fiscal year 2013 and set a new standard for the self-directed IRA industry. Amid various media reports of increased investor interest in self-direction, The Entrust Group saw 14.62 percent net growth in new accounts in 2013. In addition to this growth, The Entrust Group launched innovative tools that provide individuals the ability to educate themselves and conduct alternative investment transactions at their convenience, from anywhere in the world.
- The Entrust Group myDirection Visa® Prepaid Card for Investors
- The Entrust Group myDirection Visa® Prepaid Card for Retirees
- Precious Metals IRA Trading Platform
- Entrust Learning Center
- Online Approved Continuing Education Courses for CFPs and CA Real Estate Professionals
"2013 brought about many great advances for The Entrust Group," states Entrust founder and CEO, Hubert Bromma. "Among them is the release of The Entrust Group myDirection Cards with our debit card-issuing partner, Citicorp. The first in the IRA industry, these Visa® prepaid cards allow for instant transactions, and can be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted. They perfectly exemplify our continued mission to help IRA holders take control of their retirement savings."
The Entrust Group myDirection Visa® Prepaid Cards
In an effort to meet the needs of today's tech savvy and modern investors, The Entrust Group launched two Visa prepaid cards, The Entrust Group myDirection Cards. One card allows self-directed IRA investors to manage their accounts and purchase investments in real time. The other provides retired IRA holders the ability to take distributions from their account, without fees, just by swiping the card.
Precious Metals IRA Trading Platform
Entrust helped launch the first fully automated, online physical precious metals IRA platform. "The introduction of a precious metals IRA trading platform has given investors the ability to open a precious metals account online, but more importantly, buy, sell, and store physical precious metals via their computers," said Bromma.
Entrust Learning Center
An online hub of educational self-directed IRA resources, the Entrust Learning Center is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for investors and financial, tax, and real estate professionals. From articles to reports to on-demand webinars to self-paced courses, the center is where individuals can look for help during their journey to retirement.
Online Approved Continuing Education Courses for CFPs and CA Real Estate Professionals
Through the Entrust Learning Center, The Entrust Group released the first-ever web-based self-directed IRA CE courses. The first two courses launched cater specifically to CFPs and California Real Estate Professionals, with an expanded library to come. Busy professionals no longer have to travel to complete CE courses on self-directed IRAs. They can gain the most up-to-date self-directed IRA education from anywhere in the world, at a time that fits their schedules.
"Our growth continues positively as a result of our advancements, specifically in the technology arena. But as we continue to move our products and services online, we are still able to keep our initial company model of providing direct, one-on-one client service. Our nationwide offices, staffed with professionals who know the industry, help sustain the support every self-directed IRA holder needs, " added Bromma.
For more information on The Entrust Group and to keep up to date on its latest news, visit www.theentrustgroup.com.
About The Entrust Group
For over 30 years, The Entrust Group has provided account administration services for self-directed retirement plans and has been an acknowledged authority in the field. Entrust facilitates the investment of alternative assets that are typically unavailable through a brokerage firm in self-directed retirement plans. Entrust's team of professionals are regularly examined to ensure compliance with current state and federal banking requirements, and keep up to date by participating in ongoing educational programs to ensure that the most accurate information is shared with clients. For more information on The Entrust Group, visit www.theentrustgroup.com.
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