Investing in a platform to support Learning and Development across your organisation can be a significant commitment in terms of both time and other resources.  Tim Smith explains how reporting features can help demonstrate return on investment.

The FCA is launching a short consultation on guidance to help policyholders, insurance intermediaries and insurers judge how the presence of Covid-19, in a particular area, can be proved. The guidance will be launched as quickly as possible once the Supreme Court has made its binding judgement in the regulator’s business interruption insurance test case.

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has been wide reaching and, in many cases, has had a material impact on the value of the insurance products taken out by customers. By now, firms are expected to have carried out an assessment into product value.

Even though the FCA have extended the SM&CR deadline, it is clear that firms should use the extension to ensure they can meet all the required elements. Find out how RWA can help guide firms through this changing regulatory landscape.

As the festive season approaches and another year draws to a close, we are reaching the time when traditionally firms are more likely to offer – or be offered – gifts and/or hospitality in recognition of the relationships that have been formed between them.  Tim Smith explains why a gifts and hospitality register is important.

What has the Covid-19 pandemic taught us about purpose and culture in the financial services and how can we use these lessons to ‘build back better’ as we gradually return to ‘normality’?

RegData is the FCA’s new platform for the reporting of regulatory data, replacing Gabriel. What do firms need to do to be ready for the move? 

Tim Smith looks at how the recording tools within the Development Zone can help individuals and firms demonstrate compliance with the requirements of the Insurance Distribution Directive.

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to test firms’ operational and financial resilience, Bruce Fayle and Grant Scott explore the need for an ‘iron clad’ approach to client money processes.

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