News, view & insights

The SimplyBiz Group regularly produces thought leadership editorials, press releases covering breaking news from the Group and commentary on key industry issues. You can keep up with all our news and views through our LinkedIn and Twitter pages, or catch up with a range of topical recent stories below.

How has the pandemic shaped advisers' soft skills?

How has the pandemic shaped advisers' soft skills?

1 March 2021

Adviser soft skills in a socially distanced world have been a real focus of attention recently. In this FT Adviser article, our Training and Knowledge Manager, Michael Pashley, joins the conversation about how the pandemic has shaped soft skills.

Davinia Rogers appointed as Investment Services Director

Davinia Rogers appointed as Investment Services Director

25 February 2021

SimplyBiz has appointed Davinia Rogers to the newly created role of Investment Services Director, with a mandate to deliver a supply chain of market-leading intermediary investment research services to SimplyBiz Members.

Real Life Lending Solutions: Tackling financial disruption

Real Life Lending Solutions: Tackling financial disruption

23 February 2021

The first of our 'Real Life Lending Solutions' series is now live in Financial Reporter, with commentary from MCB Group and SimplyBiz Mortgage's Head of Strategic Development, Richard Merrett.

Three words about 2020 for financial advisers

Three words about 2020 for financial advisers

23 February 2021

Our Chairman, Ken Davy, has three little words for financial advisers when considering the events of 2020 in his FT Adviser column this month. You can find out what they are, by reading his article in full.

The big questions advisers should be asking DFMs about ESG

The big questions advisers should be asking DFMs about ESG

16 February 2021

Whether you're looking for big questions OR big answers then our Compliance Services Director, Mark Greenwood, is the man for the job. Here, he talks to Professional Adviser about what advisers should be asking DFMs about ESG.

What's next for valuations?

What's next for valuations?

4 February 2021

In his recent blog for Mortgage Introducer, SimplyBiz Mortgages Chief Executive, Martin Reynolds, looks at the ‘valuation and survey conundrum’, innovation in the sector and how to create a greener future.

Exploring the DB pension transfer market

Exploring the DB pension transfer market

2 February 2021

Following a busy start to the year, including the addition of Aviva Financial Advice to our DB Transfer Bureau, Group Compliance Director, Gary Kershaw, spoke to Professional Adviser about the shape of the DB market; current and future.

Making the journey from apprentice to adviser

Making the journey from apprentice to adviser

29 January 2021

Great to see Cathy Nolan in the press, discussing her journey from apprentice to adviser.  Through the New Model Business Academy, we're proud to have supported Cathy’s journey so far, as she mentions in this article, and can't wait to see what she has planned for the future.

Money Marketing Profile Interview: Ken Davy

Money Marketing Profile Interview: Ken Davy

29 January 2021

Group Chairman, Ken Davy, spoke to Amanda Newman Smith of Money Marketing about his five decades in financial services, the profound effect of Covid-19 upon the sector and the significant part technology is playing in creating a bright future for advisers.