Peterborough accountants embrace e-signature technology

ACCOUNTANTS aren’t traditionally known for employing cutting edge technology. But Peterborough-based Rawlinsons has broken the mould by introducing text notification and e-signatures.

In the past, legal and financial documents have required a personal signature. Internationally recognised Echosign has removed that requirement with e-signatures created using the system accepted by government departments and financial institutions. Rather than relying on printing and postage to send documents requiring a signature, Rawlinsons staff are able to alert clients to the fact a document is awaiting their signature by sending a text message containing a unique PIN. Once accessed through the secure system and electronically signed, the document can then be dealt with as appropriate by Rawlinsons staff immediately.

The system is now fully integrated into Rawlinsons own management procedures, speeding up processes and reducing the firm’s reliance on paper and printing.

“We are delighted to be able to offer our clients this service which is already making a difference to the speed with which documents can be produced, signed and submitted,” said partner Ken Craig. “This form of e-signatures is legally binding, just as traditionally signed paperwork is, and of course it cuts the amount of printing and postage so, ultimately, saving the client money.”

Note to editors
Rawlinsons is a firm of Chartered Accountants, Business and Tax Advisers providing a complete range of accounting, business, taxation and specialist services to more than 3,000 clients in the Greater Peterborough area. For more information visit the website

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