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Karl Dines: Six key strategies for riding the Consumer Duty storm Karl Dines: Six key strategies for riding the Consumer Duty storm

25 May 2022

In his latest article for Professional Adviser, our very own Head of Business Consultancy, Karl Dines, explores how advisers can walk the Consumer Duty walk with six key strategies to implement ahead of the incoming regulation's deadline on 31 July.

Emma Vaughan: How to support mental wellbeing with the right protection Emma Vaughan: How to support mental wellbeing with the right protection

25 May 2022

In the second in her Money Marketing series on the part protection can play in maintaining good health and wellbeing, our Head of Protection Services, Emma Vaughan, takes a look at mental health.

Congratulations Martin, Pete and Richard - British Mortgage Awards finalists!️ Congratulations Martin, Pete and Richard - British Mortgage Awards finalists!️

24 May 2022

Many congratulations to Martin Reynolds and Richard Merrett of SimplyBiz Mortgages, who are finalists in the 'Mortgage Club' and 'Development and Innovation Advocate' category respectively, and Pete Hughes of Gateway Surveyors, who has made the final of the 'Surveyor' category.

Steven Howard: Where does the 'Cheapest Mortgage' rule FIT? Steven Howard: Where does the 'Cheapest Mortgage' rule FIT?

23 May 2022

In this month's Mortgage Introducer, SimplyBiz Mortgages Head of Mortgage and Lending Intermediary Compliance Services, Steve Howard, explores the importance of thorough research and recording when it comes 'cheapest suitable mortgage' rule, and how to ensure you're meeting regulatory requirements

Mark Greenwood: Practical ways advisers can deal with vulnerable customers Mark Greenwood: Practical ways advisers can deal with vulnerable customers

23 May 2022

In the second of our FT Adviser series of articles exploring how advisers are identifying and working with vulnerable clients, our Director of Compliance Services, Mark Greenwood, takes a look at the latest regulation in this area, and discusses some practical best practice approaches.

Richard Merrett: Richard Merrett: "We need to develop products across the full financial spectrum that are fit for purpose in a post-pandemic world."

20 May 2022

Fantastic to see Richard Merrett, SimplyBiz Mortgages Head of Strategic Development, taking part in one of the panel discussions at yesterday's incredibly valuable and topical Later Life Summit from FT Adviser.

Richard Merrett: Swap rates explained Richard Merrett: Swap rates explained

19 May 2022

Swap rates have been rising dramatically over the past few months due to market expectations around rising interest rates, fuelled by economic uncertainty, and culminating in a rising mortgage rates.

Keeley Paddon: For Richer, For Poorer - tackling pensions and divorce Keeley Paddon: For Richer, For Poorer - tackling pensions and divorce

19 May 2022

In advance of the release of our upcoming guide to pensions and divorce, in partnership with Prudential plc our Head of Pensions Technical, Keeley Paddon, and Les Cameron, Head of Technical at M&G Wealth, have covered a few of the most commonly asked questions they receive in today's Money Marketing.

Martin Reynolds: Martin Reynolds: "We need to support one another as much as possible"

13 May 2022

In this edition of Bridging & Commercial, Martin Reynolds, CEO of SimplyBiz Mortgages, writes about the individual nature of good and poor mental health, the importance of supporting each other, and why he's backed the Mortgage Industry.

Mortgage Industry Mental Health Charter launches mental health and wellbeing report Mortgage Industry Mental Health Charter launches mental health and wellbeing report

09 May 2022

The MIMHC report shows that, whilst almost half of brokers are seeing improved mental health support at work (48%), 23% say their mental health is either 'poor' or 'of concern'.