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"Providers must allow tax deductible advice" "Providers must allow tax deductible advice"

28 Sep 2017 Ken Davy

Knock, knock. Are you there? More importantly, are you listening?
I ask this question because of the enormous opportunities the current market is presenting for each and every adviser, whether working within a large firm or a one-person practice, as an independent adviser or restricted.

Fos report is a dollop of gruel for advisers Fos report is a dollop of gruel for advisers

19 Sep 2017 Ken Davy

Cold porridge and cold comfort have a lot in common: such meagre offerings do not come close to being satisfying.

Adviser Landscape Adviser Landscape

14 Sep 2017 Ken Davy

SimplyBiz Group Chairman, Ken Davy, gives us his unique perspective on the biggest industry issues of recent months.

Back in the GDPR... Back in the GDPR...

14 Sep 2017

There is currently very little that we know with any certainty about what to expect from the UK’s Brexit negotiations.  Hard or soft? Single market or free trade area? Bad deal or no deal? 

Taking a LEI-d back approach; MiFID II and Legal Entity Identifiers Taking a LEI-d back approach; MiFID II and Legal Entity Identifiers

14 Sep 2017 Richard Nuttall

The arrival of MiFID II will see a new section added to the FCA Handbook, which refers to the requirement to make transaction reports to the FCA with regards to certain financial instruments. 

EU rule could cause trouble for IFAs EU rule could cause trouble for IFAs

11 Sep 2017 Ken Davy

Sadly, we are now at the end of the summer holidays, so it is time to brush off the sand and pack away the sun cream.

A golden opportunity to recruit new advisers A golden opportunity to recruit new advisers

04 Sep 2017 Matt Timmins

It won’t be a revelation to anybody that the financial advice sector is in dire need of new blood in order to survive.

Revised managers' regime will uncover 'reckless and criminal' firms

31 Aug 2017

The Financial Conduct Authority’s extension of the senior managers’ regime will help weed out “reckless and criminal firms”, financial adviser support firm SimplyBiz Group says.

Matt Timmins: Advisers must go back to basics Matt Timmins: Advisers must go back to basics

24 Aug 2017

The industry seems to have lost sight of the important fundamentals when it comes to clients’ financial plans.

Ken Davy: "Dump those bad apples and embrace SM&CR" Ken Davy: "Dump those bad apples and embrace SM&CR"

10 Aug 2017

It only takes a few rotten apples to add some very big numbers to every good adviser’s FSCS bill, so anything that will help us rid our sector of them is to be welcomed.

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Latest News

Ken Davy: Do you have money to burn?

February 20, 2019

Group Chairman Ken Davy looks at how employing the right support technology could help advisers save time and money.

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NMBA champions the growth of new advisers in the sector

February 18, 2019

More than 100 financial services professionals have enrolled on the New Model Business Academy's (NMBA) apprenticeship programme since it was launched last year. 

 

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SimplyBiz considers acquisition service for advisers

February 18, 2019

SimplyBiz is working on a service to match advisers selling their businesses with potential buyers.

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Richard Ardron: Keeping pace with the modern client

February 12, 2019

Have the fundamental needs of clients changed? Or is it simply a case of evolving expectations and, as a result, changes in attitudes and behaviours?

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