Latest News & Blog

Tom Hegarty: A ban on contingent charging is no solution Tom Hegarty: A ban on contingent charging is no solution

31 May 2018

The recent NMBA survey of members on the issue of contigency charging provoked an unprecedented level of response and some striking results.

"Please, Mr Provider, could we have some more?" "Please, Mr Provider, could we have some more?"

23 May 2018

When Dickens’ Oliver Twist famously said “Please, sir, I want some more”, every reader or audience member knew that there was plenty available and his need for ‘more’ should have been satisfied. I feel somewhat the same in respect of the outcome of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme review.

Liz Coyle: Your Senior Managers & Certification Regime refresher Liz Coyle: Your Senior Managers & Certification Regime refresher

17 May 2018

Liz Coyle, Compliance Policy Manager for The SimplyBiz Group, recaps the key aspects of next year's big rules change.

SimplyBiz Group's Centra investment system has attracted 1500 users

14 May 2018

Dan Russell, MD of SimplyBiz Investment Services, expresses his delight with the speed and enthusiasm with which Centra, the end-to-end investment service, has been embraced by advisers.

"Ending 'phoenixing' is a matter of political will" "Ending 'phoenixing' is a matter of political will"

10 May 2018

The government minister, Robert Jenrick, recently highlighted that the practice of ‘phoenixing’ can be deeply corrosive to public trust in the system which is progressively passed on to the whole of our economy. While this is undoubtedly true, what I find so depressing is that after all these years the debate had to take place at all.

PA360: Financial advice faces recruitment 'double challenge' PA360: Financial advice faces recruitment 'double challenge'

08 May 2018

Tom Hegarty, Managing Director of NMBA, considers the current challenges facing recruitment into financial advice given the decline of the traditional entry points.

Testimonials

“I am delighted with SimplyBiz so far and always tell other IFAs that they should join. It is a well run organisation and excels in most of its endeavours. Ken in my opinion is THE representative for advisers in the RDR”

Ian Couling
Sophex Ltd t/a Lifetime Financial Solutions

Read More

Latest News

SimplyBiz Group announce first post-flotation results

September 11, 2018

The Group has published its interim results for the six months to 30 June 2018 – its first since its flotation in April.

Read more >

Problems serving lower-value clients? There's a new solution...

September 05, 2018

Onvestor have joined the SimplyRefer panel to offer a solution for clients which are no longer viable to service, helping you realise the full commercial benefit from them, completely hassle free.

Read more >

The path to paraplanning

September 04, 2018

NMBA ask if there should be a formalised route to paraplanning

Read more >

Advice apprenticeships: a defence

August 22, 2018

Tom Hegarty of NMBA believes that apprenticeships are a valid route to the advice profession

Read more >