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Why advisers should consider getting extra support in their business "Why advisers should consider getting extra support in their business"

07 Feb 2018

With delegation the key to business success, Tom Hegarty, Managing Director of NMBA, discusses why many advisers should consider getting extra support.

"Trouble finding an apprentice? Here's why" "Trouble finding an apprentice? Here's why"

06 Dec 2017

Last week, we were informed of another stumbling block on the government’s disaster-filled path towards putting a viable apprenticeship funding plan in place.  

"Enthusiasm, courage and goals lead to success" "Enthusiasm, courage and goals lead to success"

27 Nov 2017 Ken Davy

By the time I left school at the age of 15, with no qualifications, I had been called a few choice names by my teachers and received many predictions about where my future lay.

"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.

Testimonials

"I left Sesame December 31st 2010 and took up Direct Registration with FSA. My Compliance is now handled by SimplyBiz.

"Firstly, you need to understand that Sesame may not tell you the truth with regard to 'the world outside Sesame' - I would suggest to you that you should believe nothing. If you leave they lose a stream of revenue. They may tell you that the FSA will be making it harder for small businesses operating outside the sphere of the network. Do not believe them.

"What are the advantages of direct authorisation? I'm no longer being treated as lowest common denominator. I have scope to use wider range of research tools. I've seen a twofold plus increase in my written business (it is growing annually.) I receive top class support services, positive meetings for members and have a more positive attitude to business.

"My advice to advisers at the time (the ones I came into contact with anyway) was to exit Sesame at the earliest opportunity and this advice remains still."

Colin Palmer
Colin Palmer Financial Services
 

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SimplyBiz Mortgages adds InterBay to panel

April 23, 2018

SimplyBiz Mortgages has added InterBay Commercial to its specialist lender panel.

SimplyBiz members now have access to commercial and semi-commercial lending, buy-to-let and HMO, and bridging loans.

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New data rules risk triggering claims industry

April 13, 2018

Mark Greenwood, Group Regulatory Policy Manager, acknowledges the new rules in GDPR, but adds some useful context for advisers.

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"30 years on, the principal still carries the can"

April 11, 2018

Ken Davy considers the future of networks given recent court rulings on who carries liability for the actions of Appointed Representatives.

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Understanding what makes a good advice process

April 10, 2018

Dan Russell, Managing Director of SimplyBiz Investment Services, looks at how to make the most of all your client interactions and how the 'first meeting' may no longer be a  potential customer's first impression.

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