Latest News & Blog

Hello, have you been mis-sold an accident claim?

05 Jul 2018

I am sure you will have been delighted to note that, at long last, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is going to formally regulate the ambulance chasers.

"We are the antidote to consolidation and want small firms to thrive"

02 Jul 2018

SimplyBiz CEO Neil Stevens said the group was "passionate about being the antidote to consolidation" as he praised the work and quality of smaller advice firms.

SimplyBiz reveals line-up for advice show

22 Jun 2018

Leading figures and some of the industry’s heavyweights will feature in the online broadcast sessions from 10.30am to 2pm on 2 July.

Social care is elephant in the room

20 Jun 2018

There is a massive issue facing our clients, which is often referred to as a generational time bomb, that has the potential to destroy inheritances and cause misery to millions of elderly people.

Be ready for CPD spot checks

20 Jun 2018

With advisers having a one in ten chance of being spot checked, Tom Hegarty, Managing Director of NMBA, looks at how you can ensure you're CPD is on target.

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"

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

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?"

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

17 May 2018

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