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Investment heavyweights back financial education programme for teens Investment heavyweights back financial education programme for teens

18 Jun 2018

The New Model Business Academy is running a free financial education programme for teenagers.

"Embracing the importance of good communication" "Embracing the importance of good communication"

06 Jun 2018

In recent years, as far as financial advice is concerned, so much emphasis has been placed on getting the right qualifications that the vital importance of soft skills has been neglected.

Tom Hegarty: A ban on contingent charging is no solution Tom Hegarty: A ban on contingent charging is no solution

31 May 2018

The recent NMBA survey of members on the issue of contigency charging provoked an unprecedented level of response and some striking results.

"Please, Mr Provider, could we have some more?" "Please, Mr Provider, could we have some more?"

23 May 2018

When Dickens’ Oliver Twist famously said “Please, sir, I want some more”, every reader or audience member knew that there was plenty available and his need for ‘more’ should have been satisfied. I feel somewhat the same in respect of the outcome of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme review.

Liz Coyle: Your Senior Managers & Certification Regime refresher Liz Coyle: Your Senior Managers & Certification Regime refresher

17 May 2018

Liz Coyle, Compliance Policy Manager for The SimplyBiz Group, recaps the key aspects of next year's big rules change.

SimplyBiz Group's Centra investment system has attracted 1500 users

14 May 2018

Dan Russell, MD of SimplyBiz Investment Services, expresses his delight with the speed and enthusiasm with which Centra, the end-to-end investment service, has been embraced by advisers.

"Ending 'phoenixing' is a matter of political will" "Ending 'phoenixing' is a matter of political will"

10 May 2018

The government minister, Robert Jenrick, recently highlighted that the practice of ‘phoenixing’ can be deeply corrosive to public trust in the system which is progressively passed on to the whole of our economy. While this is undoubtedly true, what I find so depressing is that after all these years the debate had to take place at all.

PA360: Financial advice faces recruitment 'double challenge' PA360: Financial advice faces recruitment 'double challenge'

08 May 2018

Tom Hegarty, Managing Director of NMBA, considers the current challenges facing recruitment into financial advice given the decline of the traditional entry points.

Keeping client relationships strong Keeping client relationships strong

24 Apr 2018

Tom Hegarty, Managing Director of NMBA, looks at how advisers can keep in touch with their clients in between scheduled reviews.

The shot in the arm that financial advice needs "The shot in the arm that financial advice needs"

25 Apr 2018

I was invited to say a few words last week to the first group of 16 apprentices, beginning their two-year journey to becoming fully-fledged financial advisers through the New Model Business Academy’s Apprenticeship Programme.

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New FOS pay-outs really are the limit

December 05, 2018

FOS needs to take another shot at new limits 

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NMBA: Advisers see MiFID II lengthen processes.

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New adviser survey shows two hours added to advice process by new regulation 

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PTR dodges Chancellor's axe...again.

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We are still some way off a budget which is ‘good for all’

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The kids are alright

November 07, 2018

Why intergenerational advice may be so vital to the future of your firm

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