REGULATION

SimplyBiz prides itself on offering market-leading regulatory guidance and support, after all, it's the very foundation of our business.

The regulatory support provided by SimplyBiz is second to none. After all, no-one has more experience in providing directly authorised advisers with the framework and guidance required to run a compliant and successful business.
 

Document Resource - Vision

Built on both the solid principles that have been the foundation of SimplyBiz since we began and on our extensive knowledge and experience of the marketplace, Vision was created to provide advisers with peace of mind. Follow the Vision operating model and you are following the compliance blueprint that sits at the heart of our very business.


Compliance Helpdesk

Unlimited access to our dedicated compliance helpdesk. Each member of this team holds a great deal of knowledge, experience and expertise on the impact of regulation upon financial advisers, and work hard to ensure they are constantly up to date with topical compliance issues.
 

Pensions Technical Helpdesk

Unlimited access to our pensions technical helpdesk. The highly regarded pensions technical team bring a wealth of experience and are always available to handle your queries and provide guidance across all pensions and tax matters.


Compliance Visits

Delivered by one of our team of experienced Field Managers, our field visits range from general practice healthchecks to visits themed to meet the individual needs of a specific business. Our field team work closely with advisers to ensure they are confident in how to address any issues identified and detailed feedback is provided after each visit. 


Events Programme

Spanning over 350 events across the UK, our events programme enables advisers access to a wealth of development opportunities. The vast majority of our events provide structured CPD for your records runs, with our flagship Learning & Development Events delivering a dedicated compliance presentation focussing on regulatory hop topics. Our events provide the perfect platform for Members to share best practice, network and maintain their skills and knowledge.
 

Regulatory Bulletins

We issue a regular compliance bulletins to bring Members up to date with any regulatory issues which might affect them and their firm. Compliance and Technical Times is our main regulation update, Pensions Update covers anything you need to know about pensions and Smarter Business offers tips, guidance and support on how to maximise efficiencies in your business.

Latest News

Update on Equity Release qualification and permission

May 24, 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.

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Darlington BS join SimplyBiz Mortgages panel

May 16, 2017

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

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Aileen Lynch: Changes to FCA debt counselling permissions

May 08, 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.

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"Those in glass houses should not throw stones"

May 03, 2017

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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