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.

Ken Davy Weekly Blog, FT Adviser
Contingency charging could hurt those who need advice the most

Contingency charging could hurt those who need advice the most

16 August 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. 

Defaqto shortlisted for industry award

Defaqto shortlisted for industry award

05 August 2019

Defaqto have been shortlisted for the ‘Leading independent planning tool provider’ in the UK Platform Awards 2019. 

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

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

01 August 2019

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

SimplyBiz Group reports 20% revenue growth following Defaqto acquisition

SimplyBiz Group reports 20% revenue growth following Defaqto acquisition

25 July 2019

A trading update for the six months ending 30 June 2019, shows the Group has achieved a 20% increase in revenue, and a 30% increase in adjusted earnings

Leek United joins SimplyBiz Mortgages panel

Leek United joins SimplyBiz Mortgages panel

23 July 2019

SimplyBiz Mortgages has added Leek United Building Society to its lender panel.  Members of SimplyBiz Mortgages will now be able to access the lender’s range of products.

Saffron added to SimplyBiz Mortgages panel

Saffron added to SimplyBiz Mortgages panel

15 July 2019

SimplyBiz Mortgages Members will now have access to Saffron's range, including RIOs, residential and buy-to-let mortgages.

Client education around LPAs is vital

Client education around LPAs is vital

12 July 2019

Educating clients on LPAs, and showing them the risks of what could happen if their planning isn’t complete, is key. Regardless of current age and health, LPAs are vital planning tools for all clients to have in place well in advance of them ever being needed.

How important are soft skills for paraplanners?

How important are soft skills for paraplanners?

05 July 2019

Industry experts, including NMBA’s Jennifer Parker, discuss why soft skills are becoming increasingly important for paraplanners.

NMBA announces mortgage adviser apprenticeship to development academy

NMBA announces mortgage adviser apprenticeship to development academy

04 July 2019

The New Model Business Academy (NMBA), the not-for-profit training and development division of The SimplyBiz Group, has announced the development of a mortgage adviser apprenticeship programme.