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Toronto-based Sun Life Financial Inc. has launched an app for third-party advisors and their clients.

The Sun eApp allows advisors to submit digital applications for life and critical illness insurance as well as settle and manage in-force policies. The app also speeds up the end-to-end process of a client’s application.

“Sun eApp is simple, intuitive and takes care of the details so advisors can focus on what matters most — providing great advice and peace of mind to clients and their families, especially in times of need,” said Vineet Kochhar, senior vice president, insurance solutions at Sun Life Canada, in a news release.

Through the app advisors can gather e-signatures from clients, which means clients can receive a decision on their application in 24 hours  — a week faster than the traditional application process.

Advisors can also schedule tele-interviews with clients via the app.