Latest News & Blog

Which new ways of working are set to stay post-Covid?

03 Dec 2020

Group Chairman, Ken Davy, explores which bits of the ‘new normal’ may remain best practice in the post-Covid world.

Can anyone afford not to have an LPA?

02 Dec 2020

Chloe Faulkner of APS Legal & Associates - part of The SimplyBiz Group - asks whether any client can afford not to have an LPA in place. Using the example of Kate Garraway and her husband Derek Draper, Chloe explores why having a Power of Attorney is so important for everyone.

Protection Academy event takes over 300 bookings

02 Dec 2020

The Protection Academy event has been designed following member feedback and includes sessions on changing client needs, soft skills, operating in the virtual world, entering the rental market and economic and market updates.

Ken Davy: The regulator should stop squeezing new advisers

01 Dec 2020

"The news that the FCA is threatening to increase the application fees to new applicants by between 50 and 100% is both disgraceful and against the best interests of consumers."  

SimplyBiz Group expands pension transfer bureau panel

01 Dec 2020

We are delighted to welcome P&B Wealth to our pension transfer bureau.  The panel offers an outsourcing solution to advisers who are either unable to, or choose not to operate, in the DB transfer market but still want to meet the needs of their clients in this area.

How have wills and estate planning changed this year?

26 Nov 2020

Scarlett Musson, Business Development Director of APS Legal & Associates - part of The SimplyBiz Group - explores how the adoption of remote instruction-taking has worked for the estate planning and will writing industry.

Gateway Surveyors appointed as Earl Shilton panel manager

25 Nov 2020

Gateway Surveyors – part of The SimplyBiz Group - has announced it will be taking on the panel management of Earl Shilton Building Society’s (esbs) from 1st January 2021.

Demonstrate your financial advice charges are fair and clear

25 Nov 2020

Can a lepidopterist change their spots? Maybe we'll find out in the third, and final, instalment of Karl Dines' 'butterfly effect' articles.  In this piece, our CIP VIP gets out his net and heads off to catch the perfect specimen of clear and fair charging structures for advisers.

"Consumers want advice now more than ever"

16 Nov 2020

It's always a treat to have SimplyBiz Mortgages' Head of Strategic Development, Richard Merrett, on our screens, so we delighted to see him join Accord Mortgages this week to discuss the importance of advice.  You can read more about Richard’s discussion, or watch the broadcast in full, here.

Professional connections could significantly increase referrals

12 Nov 2020

Dave Seager, Managing Director of SIFA Professional - part of The SimplyBiz Group – joins the discussion on the importance of advisers strengthening professional connections during lockdown, and about how the use of tech can help maintain their relationships with solicitors.