Ken Davy Weekly Blog, FT Adviser

Ken Davy, the founder and Chairman of The SimplyBiz Group is a true industry heavyweight and is greatly respected by across the financial services sector, and by other business leaders. Ken shares his views on some of the pertinent issues shaping our landscape and provides a unique insight into some of the issues of the past and the future in his weekly blog for Financial Adviser. Read his most recent columns below:

Ken Davy Weekly Blog, FT Adviser
Pension freedom chickens head home to roost
15 August 2018

The full extent of repercussions from pension freedom are still not fully revealed  

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Time for your 2018 reboot
01 August 2018

Ken Davy muses on the importance of taking time out to recharge your batteries

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How turning a blind eye got us to where we are now
18 July 2018

It was not many years ago when it became virtually impossible for anyone to obtain PI cover at a reasonable premium. Such was the crisis that the then regulator, the FSA, turned a blind eye to the fact that over a thousand firms were trading without PI insurance.

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Hello, have you been mis-sold an accident claim?
05 July 2018

I am sure you will have been delighted to note that, at long last, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is going to formally regulate the ambulance chasers.

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Social care is elephant in the room
20 June 2018

There is a massive issue facing our clients, which is often referred to as a generational time bomb, that has the potential to destroy inheritances and cause misery to millions of elderly people.

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Embracing the importance of good communication
06 June 2018

In recent years, as far as financial advice is concerned, so much emphasis has been placed on getting the right qualifications that the vital importance of soft skills has been neglected.

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Please, Mr Provider, could we have some more?
23 May 2018

When Dickens’ Oliver Twist famously said “Please, sir, I want some more”, every reader or audience member knew that there was plenty available and his need for ‘more’ should have been satisfied. I feel somewhat the same in respect of the outcome of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme review.

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Ending 'phoenixing' is a matter of political will
10 May 2018

The government minister, Robert Jenrick, recently highlighted that the practice of ‘phoenixing’ can be deeply corrosive to public trust in the system which is progressively passed on to the whole of our economy. While this is undoubtedly true, what I find so depressing is that after all these years the debate had to take place at all.

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The shot in the arm that financial advice needs
25 April 2018

I was invited to say a few words last week to the first group of 16 apprentices, beginning their two-year journey to becoming fully-fledged financial advisers through the New Model Business Academy’s Apprenticeship Programme.

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30 years on, the principal still carries the can
11 April 2018

Ken Davy considers the future of networks given recent court rulings on who carries liability for the actions of Appointed Representatives.

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