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"FSCS funding should be fair and affordable" "FSCS funding should be fair and affordable"

17 Nov 2017 Ken Davy

Rather than making a knee-jerk rejection, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) should follow Aegon UK’s lead by focussing on fairness and affordability when considering the latest Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) funding proposals.

"Self-employed should mind the protection gap" "Self-employed should mind the protection gap"

13 Nov 2017 Ken Davy

The recent scary antics of Halloween were an appropriate backdrop for Scottish Widows to release the even more frightening results of a survey about the protection coverage of the UK’s self-employed. 

"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.

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?    

NMBA - How Govt's apprentice funding freeze risks the future of advice NMBA - How Govt's apprentice funding freeze risks the future of advice

06 Jun 2017

Existing training providers have seen their funding slashed while advice firms have to wait longer to register their employees for apprenticeship schemes.

"Spring into technology and grow your client base" "Spring into technology and grow your client base"

12 Apr 2017 Ken Davy

Spring is a wonderful time for new growth as the trees blossom and flowers emerge to brighten even the smallest of gardens. So what better time could there be to look at the positive opportunities emerging to grow the number of financial advisers available to serve consumers and increase their effectiveness?

"Get to grips with the softer side of advice" "Get to grips with the softer side of advice"

11 Apr 2017 Tom Hegarty

Financial advisers have a unique skill set, which consists of technical knowledge, adherence to regulation and ethics, business skills to remain profitable, and interpersonal skills, which many would say are the most important, as these will determine whether an adviser is successful or not.

NMBA gets apprenticeship approval from Skills Funding Agency NMBA gets apprenticeship approval from Skills Funding Agency

03 Apr 2017

SimplyBiz Group's not-for-profit training and development division has received direct accreditation from the Government's Skills Funding Agency to provide apprenticeship training.

Simplybiz academy applies to provide apprenticeship support Simplybiz academy applies to provide apprenticeship support

09 Dec 2016

The New Model Business Academy has applied to be added to the register of apprenticeship training providers.

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"FSCS funding should be fair and affordable"

November 17, 2017

Rather than making a knee-jerk rejection, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) should follow Aegon UK’s lead by focussing on fairness and affordability when considering the latest Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) funding proposals.

Read more >

"Self-employed should mind the protection gap"

November 13, 2017

The recent scary antics of Halloween were an appropriate backdrop for Scottish Widows to release the even more frightening results of a survey about the protection coverage of the UK’s self-employed. 

Read more >

"California dreaming on such a winter's day"

November 06, 2017

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.

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

October 20, 2017

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

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