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"California dreaming on such a winter's day" "California dreaming on such a winter's day"

06 Nov 2017 Ken Davy

As the nights darken and the winter cold approaches, it is a good time to consider spending a few tax-deductible days in the Californian sunshine.

Matt Timmins: New guidance body has no right to word 'advice' Matt Timmins: New guidance body has no right to word 'advice'

20 Oct 2017

Much more needs to be done to help educate consumers on the vital difference between receiving guidance or advice

Government must help meet the needs of the elderly Government must help meet the needs of the elderly

11 Oct 2017 Ken Davy

Being able to congratulate the FCA, while not by any means a first, is not something I am able to do regularly.

"A princely way of looking at succession issues" "A princely way of looking at succession issues"

04 Oct 2017 Ken Davy

Seeing all the stories about Prince George starting school set me thinking about longevity and business succession issues for financial advisers.

"Providers must allow tax deductible advice" "Providers must allow tax deductible advice"

28 Sep 2017 Ken Davy

Knock, knock. Are you there? More importantly, are you listening?
I ask this question because of the enormous opportunities the current market is presenting for each and every adviser, whether working within a large firm or a one-person practice, as an independent adviser or restricted.

Fos report is a dollop of gruel for advisers Fos report is a dollop of gruel for advisers

19 Sep 2017 Ken Davy

Cold porridge and cold comfort have a lot in common: such meagre offerings do not come close to being satisfying.

Adviser Landscape Adviser Landscape

14 Sep 2017 Ken Davy

SimplyBiz Group Chairman, Ken Davy, gives us his unique perspective on the biggest industry issues of recent months.

Back in the GDPR... Back in the GDPR...

14 Sep 2017

There is currently very little that we know with any certainty about what to expect from the UK’s Brexit negotiations.  Hard or soft? Single market or free trade area? Bad deal or no deal? 

Taking a LEI-d back approach; MiFID II and Legal Entity Identifiers Taking a LEI-d back approach; MiFID II and Legal Entity Identifiers

14 Sep 2017 Richard Nuttall

The arrival of MiFID II will see a new section added to the FCA Handbook, which refers to the requirement to make transaction reports to the FCA with regards to certain financial instruments. 

EU rule could cause trouble for IFAs EU rule could cause trouble for IFAs

11 Sep 2017 Ken Davy

Sadly, we are now at the end of the summer holidays, so it is time to brush off the sand and pack away the sun cream.

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New FOS pay-outs really are the limit

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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

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

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