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Kind Sponsors Cancer Research Wolves

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Kind Consultancy and Kind Wealth are very proud to have sponsored the Cancer Research Wolves for the last two seasons. The Cancer Research Wolves are a Rugby 7s team created to raise awareness and money on behalf of cancer charities. Fielding both men’s and women’s teams, the Cancer they have raised over £22000 over the…

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Insurers to Review Commitment to Loyal Customers

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In all types of Financial Services products, one of the complaints you hear most frequently is that you have to frequently switch providers to get the best deal, by taking advantage of special rates and offers that are only available to new customers. The insurance sector is currently facing particular criticism on this front, with a new Which?…

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Expert Recruiters and The Kind Difference

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When a new recruiter joins a firm, they’re often plunged into a few days of intensive training, memorising scripts and going through role-play exercises until they have a handle on how they’re going to be working. Some recruitment agencies go one step above this with continuous training, regularly refreshing consultants to keep their skills sharp.…

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Regulator Calls for Simplified Pension Choices

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Last month’s Retirement Outcomes Review saw the FCA calling on providers to simplify retirement choices, improve customer engagements and most interestingly to establish drawdown “investment pathways”. The FCA suggests that these pathways would be ready-made options, designed to enable consumers to either take the money over a short period, take money as an income in…

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Building Societies and the Future of Retail Banking

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For those following Financial news over the last few months, it can seem like quite a dark time in the retail banking and mortgage space, with a lot of doom and gloom surrounding “mortgage prisoners”, affordability rules and the possibility of an apparently impending interest-only mortgage time-bomb. There’s a sense of panic amongst some customers,…

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Changes Afoot Following the FCA’s High Cost Credit Review

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Earlier this week the Financial Ombudsman Service published their annual review, which showed an overall 4% rise in banking and credit complaints. Excluding PPI, consumer credit complaints accounted for 24% of all new complaints over the last year and the numbers get even more concerning when we look at the increases in complaints about specific…

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The FCA Plans to Free ‘Mortgage Prisoners’

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The FCA’s long-delayed interim Mortgage Market report was finally published last week, and one key finding has spawned gloomy headlines; the UK has roughly 150,000 “mortgage prisoners”. These are people ‘trapped’ in expensive mortgages who are unable to move to a better deal because of the stricter affordability checks brought in back in 2014. The…

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Meet Selena Tye

Meet Selena Tye – Kind’s New Head of Business Development

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We are delighted to welcome Selena Tye to the Kind Consultancy team. With 25 years’ experience in the financial services and general insurance industry, Selena Tye joins Kind Consultancy as the Head of Business Development, with a focus on growing the interim resource business in this exciting niche market space. Selena has held a number of…

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Kind Group returns to Brindleyplace Dragonboat 2018 for Cure Leukemia

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We’re very pleased to announce that we are now officially confirmed to be returning to defend our title at Brindleyplace Dragonboat Race 2018 after our victory last year. On Saturday the 16th of June, a team made up of representatives from across the Kind Group will once again join forces to row for a good cause,…

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A Kind Christmas Card

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Even though the Kind offices have been as busy as Santa’s workshop all week, the year is now almost over and I wanted to take a moment to look back over 2017. It was a year of change and growth, with every one of the Kind businesses taking on new staff, extending their reach and adding…

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