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09 Jan 2018

With nearly five decades of experience in the financial services sector, SimplyBiz Group Chairman, Ken Davy, provides a unique perspective on the advisory landscape. In this edition of Adviser Today, Ken gives us his view on the FCA’s recent Paper on the ageing population, and why he feels this piece of research is so important. 

GDPR – the dawn of a new era in data security and usage

09 Jan 2018

As you are no doubt aware, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was first introduced in April 2016 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and the new regulation must be adopted by every UK firm that handles personal data by the 25th of May 2018.

Davy warns of 'year of regulation' Davy warns of 'year of regulation'

04 Jan 2018

SimplyBiz founder and chairman Ken Davy has warned 2018 will be the year when advisers are hit by more rules and regulations than ever before.

A New Year message from Ken Davy

03 Jan 2018

SimplyBiz Group Chairman, Ken Davy provides an update on the year ahead, regulation, our services, and his campaign to reform the FSCS funding system. 

The vulnerability issue

12 Dec 2017

Vital as it is to demonstrate compliance with the regulations on protecting vulnerable clients, writes Gary Kershaw, the FCA's guidelines really only formalise the warning signs advisers should be adept at reading.

"Trouble finding an apprentice? Here's why" "Trouble finding an apprentice? Here's why"

06 Dec 2017

Last week, we were informed of another stumbling block on the government’s disaster-filled path towards putting a viable apprenticeship funding plan in place.  

"Enthusiasm, courage and goals lead to success" "Enthusiasm, courage and goals lead to success"

27 Nov 2017 Ken Davy

By the time I left school at the age of 15, with no qualifications, I had been called a few choice names by my teachers and received many predictions about where my future lay.

Staffcare relaunches as Zest and introduces cutting-edge employee benefits technology

22 Nov 2017

Staffcare, one of the leading pioneers of the employee benefits market, today announced that it is relaunching its business as Zest and, simultaneously, launching its new benefits technology platform.

"FSCS funding should be fair and affordable" "FSCS funding should be fair and affordable"

17 Nov 2017 Ken Davy

Rather than making a knee-jerk rejection, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) should follow Aegon UK’s lead by focussing on fairness and affordability when considering the latest Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) funding proposals.

"Self-employed should mind the protection gap" "Self-employed should mind the protection gap"

13 Nov 2017 Ken Davy

The recent scary antics of Halloween were an appropriate backdrop for Scottish Widows to release the even more frightening results of a survey about the protection coverage of the UK’s self-employed. 

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