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SimplyBiz member meetings see record bookings

SimplyBiz says it has seen a record number of bookings for its autumn round of member meetings.

The events feature presentations on a number of topical subjects including the effective review of with profits, increasing protection sales, the truth about critical illness, a will writing workshop and compliance update.

SimplyBiz marketing director Matthew Timmins says: “The success of our member meetings is down to the fact that they contain relevant, interesting presentations on subjects that our members have selected themselves. Members are surveyed every year and the results of that survey form the agenda for the year. We also know that the advisers who attend our events really value the opportunity to meet with other advisers and exchange ideas and opinions.

“We have been developing the online and offline SimplyBiz community for the past three and a half years and facets of that community such as member meetings, live chat and the member debate forum are proving extremely successful.”


Keeping up with the Dow Jones

Rereading last week’s column made me realise that I may have been responsible for misleading people over the performance of the US stockmarket. My reference to Wall Street moving into new high ground related specifically to the recent recovery in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. This index is almost certainly the most widely quoted in the media when it comes to remarking on how the world’s biggest stockmarket is behaving but is not representative of the market as a whole.

The easy option

Many years ago, a good friend of mine became very seriously ill and had to take time off work. His employer’s sick scheme was a decent one but months ticked away and it became obvious that although his illness was not life-threatening, it would be impossible for my friend to return to work in the near future, perhaps for years.


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Focus on Protection

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