Latest News & Blog

SM&CR – the dawn of a new era?

11 Apr 2019

In the second of a series on the impending Senior Managers and Certification Regime, Compliance Services Director, Mark Greenwood, explores the thought behind, and objectives of, SM&CR.

How do you calculate your charging structure?

09 Apr 2019

Karl Dines explores the complex area of charges, and gives some tips on finding out how yours measures up 

Are you working in your clients' best interests?

08 Apr 2019

Dave Seager, Development Director of SIFA, discusses how to use professional connections to your clients’ benefits

Ken Davy: Time to corral ambulance chasing cowboys

03 Apr 2019

Group Chairman Ken discusses why he’s pleased to see CMCs fall under the FCA’s watchful eye, and the ways in which regulation will benefit both the industry and consumers. 

SimplyBiz Group announces Hymans Robertson partnership

02 Apr 2019

The SimplyBiz Group, the leading fintech and support service business, has today entered into an exclusive, long-term partnership with Hymans Robertson to provide strategic asset allocation services to the 3,700 advisory firms that it supports.

SimplyBiz Group acquires Defaqto for £74m

20 Mar 2019

SimplyBiz has acquired Defaqto, a leading financial services technology business. This is an exciting development, which will see the coming together of two leading, fast-growing and innovative businesses.

Ken Davy: Don't put advisers on the endangered list

20 Mar 2019

The demand and need for personal financial advice has never been greater, and needs to be made available to more people, not fewer.  Ken Davy examines why the regulator’s good intentions may be paving the path to advisory hell.

FT Adviser: Training the next generation

20 Mar 2019

Ken Davy contributes to this guide on what needs to be done to ensure the ongoing health of the industry. 

Lasting power of attorney referral service launched by SimplyBiz Group

19 Mar 2019

The SimplyBiz Group, together with its subsidiary APS Legal & Associates, has launched a service enabling advisers to refer lasting power of attorney business to a specialist practitioner.

SimplyBiz Group announces enhanced compliance proposition

14 Mar 2019

The SimplyBiz Group has announced an evolution of its compliance proposition through the launch of a number of ‘Centres of Excellence’. The streamlined service will focus on particular areas of the Group’s compliance offering, including policy, field services, helpdesks, complex and specialist areas and personalised consultancy.