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Ken Davy: "Dump those bad apples and embrace SM&CR" Ken Davy: "Dump those bad apples and embrace SM&CR"

10 Aug 2017

It only takes a few rotten apples to add some very big numbers to every good adviser’s FSCS bill, so anything that will help us rid our sector of them is to be welcomed.

Ken Davy: "Taking a weather check on pension freedoms" Ken Davy: "Taking a weather check on pension freedoms"

02 Aug 2017

BBC weatherman Michael Fish famously failed to forecast the hurricane in October 1987, which overnight destroyed 15m trees and turned the town of Sevenoaks into just one oak.

Ken Davy: Revised managers' regime will uncover 'reckless and criminal' firms Ken Davy: Revised managers' regime will uncover 'reckless and criminal' firms

28 Jul 2017

The Financial Conduct Authority’s extension of the senior managers’ regime will help weed out “reckless and criminal firms”, financial adviser support firm SimplyBiz Group says.

Ken Davy: "Good financial advice means more holiday cash" Ken Davy: "Good financial advice means more holiday cash"

26 Jul 2017

As you prepare for a well-earned summer break, I urge you to reflect upon some detailed research by ILC-UK into the value of financial advice, which has revealed that even those consumers who are just getting by can be more than £40,000 better off if they receive advice.

A balanced view A balanced view

20 Jul 2017

Ronnie Taylor of Scottish Widows sets out his views on FSCS funding below, with an introduction from Ken Davy.

Liberté! Egalité! Regulatory! Liberté! Egalité! Regulatory!

19 Jul 2017

With MiFIID II, GDPR and IDD on the horizon, will UK firms be facing a REXIT (regulatory exit) or opening borders to EU legislation? 

"Times change, but savings advice is still needed" "Times change, but savings advice is still needed"

17 Jul 2017

One of the most notable years for me was 1963. Jennifer and I had just bought our first house for the princely sum of £1,400, which back then seemed an awful lot of money.

So FAMR, so good ... So FAMR, so good ...

11 Jul 2017

12 months since its introduction, what effect is FAMR having on day-to-day business? Can we claim it’s so FAMR, so good?    

Generation game: What are advice firms looking for in potential recruits?

04 Jul 2017

Brains, a willingness to learn and the desire to work as part of a team are key qualities firms are looking for as they seek to identify the next generation of financial advisers, writes Hannah Godfrey.

"Scottish Widows addresses FSCS funding issue" "Scottish Widows addresses FSCS funding issue"

28 Jun 2017

As regular readers of this column will know, I have campaigned for more than two decades for the regulator to radically change how the FSCS is funded.

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Ken Davy: "Dump those bad apples and embrace SM&CR"

August 10, 2017

It only takes a few rotten apples to add some very big numbers to every good adviser’s FSCS bill, so anything that will help us rid our sector of them is to be welcomed.

Read more >

Ken Davy: "Taking a weather check on pension freedoms"

August 02, 2017

BBC weatherman Michael Fish famously failed to forecast the hurricane in October 1987, which overnight destroyed 15m trees and turned the town of Sevenoaks into just one oak.

Read more >

Ken Davy: Revised managers' regime will uncover 'reckless and criminal' firms

July 28, 2017

The Financial Conduct Authority’s extension of the senior managers’ regime will help weed out “reckless and criminal firms”, financial adviser support firm SimplyBiz Group says.

Read more >

Ken Davy: "Good financial advice means more holiday cash"

July 26, 2017

As you prepare for a well-earned summer break, I urge you to reflect upon some detailed research by ILC-UK into the value of financial advice, which has revealed that even those consumers who are just getting by can be more than £40,000 better off if they receive advice.

Read more >