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Smarter Consumer Communications: Removing ineffective disclosure requirements in our Handbook Smarter Consumer Communications: Removing ineffective disclosure requirements in our Handbook

28 Feb 2017 Liz Coyle

In October last year, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) produced policy statement PS16/23, ‘Smarter Consumer Communications: Removing ineffective disclosure requirements in our Handbook’, which outlined a number of changes it would be making surrounding communications.

Richard Nuttall: Enigma! Decoding the upcoming capital adequacy requirements Richard Nuttall: Enigma! Decoding the upcoming capital adequacy requirements

24 Feb 2017 Richard Nuttall

Although new changes to the capital adequacy rules do not take effect until 30 June, Richard Nuttall strongly recommends firms review their financial position at the earliest time possible in case action is needed.

"Tory change of attitude is heart of the matter" "Tory change of attitude is heart of the matter"

22 Feb 2017 Ken Davy

Going head-to-head with one’s editor – in my case the knowledgeable and dynamic Emma Ann Hughes – is always somewhat high risk. However, on this occasion, it is a risk I have to take.  

"FCA needs to find a fairer way to fund the FSCS" "FCA needs to find a fairer way to fund the FSCS"

20 Feb 2017 Ken Davy

Is there light at the end of the tunnel for financial advisers or is it just another train heading towards us?

The real value of robo-advice to advisers The real value of robo-advice to advisers

15 Feb 2017 Matt Timmins

Although it has been just over two years since the UK financial services market began to discuss robo-advice with any seriousness, the term has fast become part of our shared vernacular.

FCA implements SMR principles to govern all firms FCA implements SMR principles to govern all firms

09 Feb 2017 Ken Davy

The FCA is already applying the SMR to major financial institutions, and anticipates extending them to smaller firms, including IFAs, in 2018.

Advisers brand Mifid call recording 'step too far' Advisers brand Mifid call recording 'step too far'

08 Feb 2017

European Union requirements for adviser firms to record all client telephone calls have been branded a 'step too far' by members of the New Model Business Academy.

"'Voluntary agreement' has implications for FSCS" "'Voluntary agreement' has implications for FSCS"

02 Feb 2017 Ken Davy

Even when the subject matter of my weekly column is quite serious, I generally begin with a somewhat light-hearted anecdote. 

SimplyBiz Group announces New Year events programme SimplyBiz Group announces New Year events programme

01 Feb 2017

SimplyBiz group has announced a programme of over 300 face-to-face events for 2017 across the UK.

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Richard Ardron: Keeping pace with the modern client

February 12, 2019

Have the fundamental needs of clients changed? Or is it simply a case of evolving expectations and, as a result, changes in attitudes and behaviours?

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SimplyBiz Group named Best Support Services For Advisers at Professional Adviser Awards

February 07, 2019

The Group was delighted to receive the honour for the second consecutive year at the awards ceremony on the 7th February. 

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Ken Davy: How education can keep scammers at bay

February 06, 2019

With the sophistication of financial services scams, particularly those on social media, increasing, Group Chairman Ken Davy discusses why knowledge is power when it comes to protecting your clients.

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Ken Davy: Proof that the new FOS limits are not fair

January 23, 2019

Chairman Ken Davy has a closer look at one of FOS’ latest rulings, and discusses why he believes it defies both common sense and the law!

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