25 episodes

From Embark Group, it's the EmbarkPod: a show that looks to bring together thought leaders, finance professionals and commentators to discuss - and debate - hot topics within the FinTech industry; hosted by Roger Hearing.

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From Embark Group, it's the EmbarkPod: a show that looks to bring together thought leaders, finance professionals and commentators to discuss - and debate - hot topics within the FinTech industry; hosted by Roger Hearing.

    Episode 5: Consumer Duty rule updates... What do they mean?

    Episode 5: Consumer Duty rule updates... What do they mean?

    In our latest episode, Roger Hearing delves into the world of Consumer Duty and the latest updates announced by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). He is joined by Simon Hayter, National Sales Manager and Andrew Phipps, Senior Propositions Manager at Embark Group. Together they discuss:

    ⚠ What are the updates and when do they 'kick in'?
    4️⃣ Key takeaways and the four outcomes
    🤝 Make no mistake... ALL adviser firms, intermediaries, etc. will be be effected

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    • 26 min
    Episode 4: You are a Vulnerable Customer - you just don't know it

    Episode 4: You are a Vulnerable Customer - you just don't know it

    As 'Vulnerable Customer month' at Embark brings itself to a close, host Roger Hearing is joined by Jamie Drewett, Head of Distribution at Embark Group and Keith Richards, Chairman of the Financial Vulnerability Taskforce. Together they discuss:

    🏡 Young couples going into a 25 year term mortgage... Are they vulnerable?
    😕 Advisers: How can they help... should they?
    💸 How do Vulnerable Customers 'cost' Advisers more money?

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    • 25 min
    Episode 3: Dispelling the myths surrounding Vulnerable Customers... Do you know them?

    Episode 3: Dispelling the myths surrounding Vulnerable Customers... Do you know them?

    August marks 'Vulnerable Customer month' at Embark, so in this episode host Roger Hearing is joined by James Smith, Team Leader and one of the 'Vulnerable Customer Champions' at Embark Group; as well as independent financial planner, Carole Haswell. Together they discuss:

    🤔 Vulnerability: fact or fiction
    🙄 Are these 'myths' stating the obvious?
    😳 Poor digital skills? Have caring responsibilities? Inexperienced?... Are YOU vulnerable?

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    • 25 min
    Embark MiniPod: All hail the rise of the Paraplanner!

    Embark MiniPod: All hail the rise of the Paraplanner!

    It's official - being a Paraplanner is no longer a stepping stone to becoming an Adviser... it's a cornerstone of being able to deliver good advice to clients.
    Key Account Manager at Embark Group, Neale Smith is back to join Roger Hearing on the latest miniPod as they discuss the latest findings from 300+ people regarding paraplanning:

    🤝 Paraplanners having more engagement with clients
    🦾 Is the role of tech the great enabler?
    📈 Challenging Advisers and adding value

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    • 15 min
    Embark MiniPod: How to tackle drawdown from the mouth of an Adviser

    Embark MiniPod: How to tackle drawdown from the mouth of an Adviser

    Approaches to drawdown are a mixed bag to say the least. Advisers already have to task on their hands, not to mention FCA scrutiny, people living longer and difficult investing conditions.
    Key Account Manager at Embark Group, Neale Smith joins Roger Hearing on the latest miniPod as they discuss the latest findings from 5 interviews from those 'on the front line':

    👀 How Advisers tackle the subject
    😕 Volatility in retirement; each to their own?
    👴 How nearly half of clients are looking at paying towards their own care in later life

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    • 15 min
    Episode 2: Inflation isn't a bad thing(?)

    Episode 2: Inflation isn't a bad thing(?)

    In this second episode of series two, Roger Hearing kicks things off with Peter Toogood (Chief Investment Officer at Embark Group) as they talk about all things inflation. Is it here to stay? How will the next decade look? For those that are the 'price makers' and not 'price takers' - across both bond and equity markets - things could look pretty safe... for now. Topics covered in this episode also include:
    ❄ An economic 'cold war'
    💪 Labour costs on the rise 
    📈 The winners and gainers
    Remember; be sure to follow the Embark Group online and via social media across LinkedIn and Twitter to get the latest insights from across the industry.

    • 25 min