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.

Are impersonation scams now the new normal?

Are impersonation scams now the new normal?

02 November 2020

As online fraud hits an all-time high, Libby Holding of APS Legal & Associates - part of The SimplyBiz Group - explains why everyone needs to stay aware of impersonation scams.

20 years of Compliance First

20 years of Compliance First

02 November 2020

As Compliance First approaches its 20th Anniversary this month, Managing Director, Janice Laing, spoke to Professional Adviser about the many triumphs - and challenges - they have experienced over the past two decades.

SimplyBiz Group extends virtual events programme

SimplyBiz Group extends virtual events programme

02 November 2020

After receiving over 12,000 bookings for their events since moving them all to a digital platform in April, The SimplyBiz Group has announced that it will be extending the virtual programme into 2021.

The butterfly effect in CIPs

The butterfly effect in CIPs

28 October 2020

He writes about butterflies, stings like a bee and is back to tell us more about the changing elements within advisers' central investment propositions, and how the Retail Distribution Review changed the game.

Our CIP VIP, and Head of Business Consultancy, Karl Dines, delivers the first of a three-part series exploring the butterfly effect of moving parts within a CIP.

SimplyBiz Group to launch retirement planning tool as FCA hones in

SimplyBiz Group to launch retirement planning tool as FCA hones in

28 October 2020

Our Group Joint CEO, Neil Stevens, and Zahid Bilgrami, Chief Executive of Defaqto, spoke to FTAdviser.com about why our retirement income tool will “blow advisers’ socks off” on launch!  Read on to find out more about how this software will help advisers address the “Financial Conduct Authority’s clear concerns” around retirement income advice.

SimplyBiz Group and Gateway Surveyors welcome IMLA's green mortgage research

SimplyBiz Group and Gateway Surveyors welcome IMLA's green mortgage research

20 October 2020

Martin Reynolds, CEO of SimplyBiz Mortgages, welcomes the IMLA - The Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association's research into #green mortgages and discusses how Gateway Surveyors' zero contact valuations are good for both the planet and the sector.

Understanding the challenges with ESG investing

Understanding the challenges with ESG investing

19 October 2020

Group Director of Compliance Services, Mark Greenwood, has written this piece for Signature Support - part of The SimplyBiz Group - on some of the challenges facing DFMs in the ESG market.

Points to consider when appointing a DFM

Points to consider when appointing a DFM

16 October 2020

Richard Nuttall, Head of Compliance Policy, explores some of the major issues adviser firms need to consider when working with a DFM. 

SimplyBiz Mortgages and Eligible announce partnership

SimplyBiz Mortgages and Eligible announce partnership

12 October 2020

SimplyBiz Mortgages has agreed a new partnership with Eligible, which gives its members three months free access to its personalised client engagement platform, designed to help advisers keep clients for life.