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SM&CR: Conduct Rules, ok?

24 Sep 2019

The Conduct Rules are a vital part of the Senior Managers’ Regime, and apply to nearly everyone

Ken Davy: Pension freedom chickens come home to roost

18 Sep 2019

Too many consumers who took advantage of pension freedoms to access their pension pot, and find that now, just a few short years later, the money cupboard is bare. 

Earl Shilton joins SimplyBiz Mortgages lender panel

09 Sep 2019

SimplyBiz Mortgages has announced that esbs has joined its lender panel with immediate effect. 

Advice Show line-up announced

09 Sep 2019

More than 20 industry experts will take part in the upcoming Advice Show, taking place on the 16th of September.

NMBA welcomes next cohort of paraplanner apprentices

05 Sep 2019

NMBA has welcomed the second cohort to its Paraplanner Apprenticeship Programme.

Attracting new blood to adviser firms

27 Aug 2019

NMBA’s Richard Ardron discussed how apprenticeships can be an excellent stepping stone into the industry.

The importance of assessing mental capacity

23 Aug 2019

With vulnerable clients, and those in later life, on the increase, Libby Holding of APS looks at key ways to assess mental capacity as part of the estate planning advice process. 

Conduct Rule breaches: Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide

23 Aug 2019

If an employee leaves your firm before disciplinary action relating to a Conduct Rule breach is concluded, no-one needs to know - right? Wrong!

Contingency charging could hurt those who need advice the most

16 Aug 2019

SimplyBiz Group Joint CEO, Matt Timmins, talks about the unintended consequences of the FCA’s proposed ban on contingency charging and how it may impact access to advice and the adviser community. 

What is the best way to sell or acquire a business?

01 Aug 2019

Joint Group CEO, Neil Stevens, discusses his six key steps to planning a successful acquisition or exit.