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Update on Equity Release qualification and permission Update on Equity Release qualification and permission

24 May 2017

Towards the close of 2016, the FCA released a Consultation Paper (CP16/24) looking at the possibility of investment and pension firms without mortgage permissions being able to advise on the equity release market provided they had an adviser who passed either a standalone qualification or a top-up to existing pension and investment qualifications.

Darlington BS join SimplyBiz Mortgages panel Darlington BS join SimplyBiz Mortgages panel

16 May 2017

SimplyBiz Mortgages has announced that Darlington Building Society has joined its lender panel.

Aileen Lynch: Changes to FCA debt counselling permissions Aileen Lynch: Changes to FCA debt counselling permissions

08 May 2017

On 20 March, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) produced a regulatory publication to inform firms that held 'debt counselling' activity they are likely to hold the incorrect limitation, writes Aileen Lynch.

"Those in glass houses should not throw stones" "Those in glass houses should not throw stones"

03 May 2017 Ken Davy

As I read first the regulator’s Sector Views paper and then Emma Ann Hughes’ article “Why you are better value for money than the regulator”, published on the 21 April, a well-known saying came to mind – one featuring glass houses and stones.

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NMBA champions the growth of new advisers in the sector

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More than 100 financial services professionals have enrolled on the New Model Business Academy's (NMBA) apprenticeship programme since it was launched last year. 

 

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SimplyBiz considers acquisition service for advisers

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SimplyBiz is working on a service to match advisers selling their businesses with potential buyers.

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Richard Ardron: Keeping pace with the modern client

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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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