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The SimplyBiz Group provides essential support services, software and data that enable professional financial advisers, financial intermediaries and product providers to deliver better outcomes for their customers.
We support 3,700 intermediary firms with regulatory and business support in addition to the 1,900 customer firms using our fintech platform while providing essential product distribution support to over 400 financial institutions.
The Group’s in-depth understanding of the changing regulatory landscape and deep insights into the needs of customers, advisers and product providers enable it to add unique value to the retail financial services sector.
Since our inception back in 2002, we have grown year on year and through acquisition, organic growth and innovation, we now have 14 leading brands, across all key sectors including investment, mortgage, consumer credit, workplace, estate planning and surveying.
The Group provides services to the demand-side, financial intermediaries, and the supply-side, financial institutions, of retail financial services via its two divisions, the Intermediary Services Division and the Distribution Channels Division.
The Intermediary Services Division provides compliance and regulation services to over 3,700 individual financial intermediary Members, including directly authorised IFAs, directly authorised mortgage advisers, workplace consultants and directly authorised consumer credit brokers
The Group’s Intermediary Services Division is at the core of the Group’s business and operates on a membership basis with subscriptions paid monthly. In addition, Members purchase additional compliance and technical services, tailored to their business needs, and software, primarily in the form of back office CRM licenses.
The Distribution Channels Division provides marketing and promotion, product panelling and co-manufacturing services to more than 135 financial institutions, including 43 asset managers, 26 life assurance and pension companies, 46 mortgage lenders, 13 general insurance providers and 7 credit lenders. This division also undertakes survey panelling and surveying work for mortgage lenders. The Distribution Channels Division provides targeted access for product providers to reach the Group’s financial intermediary Members. Product providers enter into annual contracts for the services provided.
Although our heritage can be traced to Yorkshire, we now operate from seven locations across the UK, employing over 400 dedicated professionals
The plc board is made up of:
To see more information on all members of the plc Board, our Non-executive Chairman and Executive Management Board click here.
The Directors recognise the value and importance of high standards of corporate governance. The Company follows the recommendations on corporate governance of the Quoted Companies Alliance for companies with shares traded on AIM.
The Company has established remuneration, audit and nomination committees.
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The SimplyBiz Group is a UK incorporated and based company, with its registered office as:
The John Smith's Stadium, Stadium Way, Huddersfield HD1 6PG
As at 2nd October 2019, the company's issued share capital consists of 96,782,296 ordinary shares with nominal value of 1 penny each (“ordinary shares”), each share having equal voting rights, therefore the number of Ordinary Shares with voting rights is 96,782,296. In accordance with the AIM Rule 26 in so far as the company is aware as at 2 October 2019, the percentage of the Company's issued share capital that is not in public hands is 53.94%.
There are no restrictions over the transfer of securities.
The Company's shares are listed on AIM in London under ticker symbol SBIZ.
|Trading statement for 6 months ended 30 June 2018||Published 17 July 2018|
|Interim results for 6 months ended 30 June 2018||Published 11 September 2018|
|Full year results for 12 months ended 31 December 2018||Published 5 March 2019|
|Annual report publication||Published 29 March 2019|
|Trading statement for 6 months ended 30 June 2019||Published 25 July 2019|
|Interim results for 6 months ended 30 June 2019||Published 10 September 2019|
|Pre-close trading statement for year ended 31 December 2019||Published 28 January 2020|
|Full year results for 12 months ended 31 December 2019||Published 10 March 2020|
|Annual report publication||Published 25 March 2020|
The SimplyBiz Group plc is subject to the UK City Code on Takeovers and Mergers
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