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Press Releases - Redland Business Solutions

Redland Business Solutions, the UK market leader in Individual Accountability and Compliance Solutions, has announced the appointment of Gary Muchmore to the role of Chief Executive Officer.
TC News Oct 2017 – Redland Director Carl Redfern writes for TC News about the Extending SM&CR and what the detail means to you.
TC News July 2017 – Redland Director Carl Redfern writes for TC News July 2017 about Culture and Governance within Financial Services.
TC News April 2017 – Redland Director Carl Redfern writes about how to run an effective RFP process for a technology solution.
TC News Jan 2017 – Redland Director Carl Redfern writes about Extending the Senior Management & Certification Regime to all firms.
We’re delighted to announce that we’ve recently been voted Best Solutions Provider – Senior Managers’ Regime by an independent panel of industry professionals at the recent Compliance Register Platinum Awards 2016.
TC News October 2016 – Redland Director Carl Redfern writes about Certification within the Senior Management & Certification Regime.
Take a look at our new Insight SM&CR dedicated website, where you will find all the information you need to know about the regime and our industry leading solutions.
Read our latest news articles about SM&CR.
TC News Julys 2016 – Redland Director Carl Redfern writes about Certification within the Senior Management & Certification Regime.
Business Development Director John Harrison asks some topical questions.
TC News April 2016 – Redland director Carl Redfern writes about Responsibility mapping within the Senior Management & Certification Regime.
TC News January 2016 - Redland Director Carl Redfern writes about the Individual Accountability Regime.
Adviser Home CPD Centre - the natural home for advisers and others planning, fulfilling and documenting their learning and development programmes.
TC News October 2015 - Redland Director Carl Redfern writes about SM&CR.
TC News July 2015 – Redland Director Carl Redfern writes about the new Senior Managers and Certification Regime.
TC News April 2015 – Redland Director Carl Redfern writes about the new Senior Managers and Certification Regime.
HomeServe, the international Home Emergency Business, has gone live with their version of the Insight T&C platform from Redland Business Solutions.
TC News January 2015 – Redland Director Carl Redfern writes about the New Senior Management Regime and its effect on us all.
TC News October 2014 - Redland Director Carl Redfern writes about the new Individual Accountability Regime
TC News July 2014 - Redland Director Carl Redfern writes about 'Making the case for case checking - the next move for T&C
The Money Marketing CPD Centre - powered by Redland's Insight - now has over 6,000 advisers using the service.
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TC News January 2014 - Redland Director Carl Redfern writes about 'The market dynamics of MMR and its impact on T&C.'
Zurich is to sponsor the protection module within the Money Marketing CPD Centre. The Money Marketing CPD Centre is a free resource - powered by Redland's Insight - used by nearly 6,000 advisers.
Redland Business Solutions has recently developed a customised version of the CPD Centre for Openwork Ltd, the UK’s largest restricted advice network.
TC News June 2013 - John Harrison, Business Development Director from Redland writes about enabling best practice through effective MI, and a modern ‘Joined Up’ approach to Governance, Systems and Controls.
Sanlam UK has gone live with a new business support software system for its financial advisers. The “Insight” platform, from Redland Business Solutions, was chosen after an extensive review of the market and provides Sanlam UK with an effective and efficient means of managing both current and future regulatory risks.
Punter Southall Group, one of the UK’s largest corporate pension and investment consultants, has extended the use of the Insight platform from Redland Business Solutions to provide support for the planning, sourcing and recording of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for its Private Client, Self‐invested Personal Pension (SIPP) and Corporate DC pension consultants.
The title of the conference, ’60 days to go!’, marked a countdown to RDR regulatory changes within financial services.
The world’s oldest banking institute, the Chartered Banker Institute has just signed up to Redland Business Solutions’ Insight Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Portal to support its Professional Financial Adviser members, post RDR.
The Money Marketing CPD Centre now has over 4,000 users following the Chartered Banker Institute’s decision to use the solution for its 490 members.
TC News January 2013 - Carl Redfern, Director at Redland writes about the challenges of finding your way through the maze of advice in a post RDR world.
The Money Marketing CPD Centre has signed up over 3,000 advisers since launch two months ago. The online platform, free to all readers, is powered by our technical division Taxbriefs and Redland Business Solutions.
The network, which boasts almost 90 members across the UK and hopes to grow to more than 300 advisers by 2014, is approaching its third year of trading, and has signed a five-year deal with Redland - enabling its members to access its Insight T&C system, which offers a range of training and competence adviser tools designed to help meet RDR regulations.
Midlands based advisory network, Network Direct, has signed a five year deal enabling its members to access Redland Business Solution’s Insight TC Adviser Management & Supervisory Risk solution.
The Insight CPD Portal powers the Tenet 'Graduate Foundation College' with the Financial Skills Partnership.
The CPD Centre has been developed in conjunction with Redland Business Solutions, the leading provider of adviser, risk and T&C management systems for the sector.
T C News July 2012 - Joel Turland takes us through the key aspects of RDR that need to be addressed before the implementation deadline.
Punter Southall Group, one of the UK’s largest corporate pension and investment consultants has chosen Insight from Redland Business Solutions to automate the online competency testing of its Private Client, SIPP and Corporate DC pension consultants.
T C News January 2012 - Redland Business Solutions look at RDR and challenge whether we are ready to complete our overall journey
With Sesame Insight, the network has made a big step forward in improving the efficiency and the transparency of its compliance team in a way that is intended to be a genuine benefit to advisers. It recognises its unique attributes but has avoided the temptation to write its own software and has called instead upon Redland as a domain expert in this area.
Sesame Network has launched its new compliance IT system to give its appointed representatives a more efficient and transparent approach to the way in which they manage their regulatory risks.
Sesame has gone live with a new compliance system for its network of financial advisers. The new “Insight” platform, from Redland Business Solutions (www.redland-solutions.co.uk), was chosen after an extensive review of the market and provides Sesame with a transparent and efficient means of managing both current and future regulatory risks.
CPD used to be a bit of an industry joke. We’ve all heard tales of the lie sheets, skimming the Pinks and last minute scrambles to complete records before a visit. All in all a requirement rarely checked and barely valued.
Norwich & Peterborough Building Society has chosen the Insight platform from Redland Business Solutions, to automate the Society’s Training and Competence scheme for up to 400 customer facing staff.
We all know that just because a car has got through it’s MOT, it could develop a critical fault on the way home from the garage. We also know that the MOT certificate says nothing about the way the car is driven.
IFA network and compliance services group “Secure IFA” has chosen Insight from Redland Business Solutions (www.redland-solutions.co.uk) to automate the company’s Training and Competence (T&C) scheme for up to 200 network and internal users.
The Aldermanbury Declaration was launched a year ago to great fanfare. Joel Turland takes a look at its success in driving professional standards. Just over a year ago, a taskforce chaired by the then‐president of the Chartered Insurance Institute Barry Smith published the Aldermanbury Declaration — a framework of professional standards aimed at making those operating in the insurance market more confident and trusted professionals able to deliver consistently better customer service.
Redland Business Solutions, the UK’s leading provider of specialist IT consultancy and GRC (Governance, Risk and Compliance) solutions to the financial services and insurance industries, has appointed Mark Walker‐Smith as Business Development Director.
Leading IFA network FINANCIAL has chosen Insight from Redland Business Solutions (www.redland-solutions.co.uk) to perform online competency testing of its adviser network. With the new system in place, FINANCIAL will be able to distribute, deploy and automate role and licence specific competency tests throughout their network. The move is part of an ongoing investment by FINANCIAL to ensure that its advisers receive the best possible support in an evolving regulatory environment.
With the financial services industry's drive towards meeting the stringent standards of the FSA's Retail Distribution Review (RDR), Redland Business Solutions has launched Version 5 of its acclaimed Insight T&C (Training and Competence) platform to ensure that organisations meet evolving compliance goals.
T C News April 2011 - Redland Business Solutions look at the need to be able to consider the overall competence picture
The Chancellor's announcement to invest in apprenticeships and technical colleges is going to make a considerable contribution to helping the young unemployed which has risen to 965,000 and continued to rise towards 1 million. The move will help young people on to the work ladder.
Ian Royle, the former EMEA Sales Manger of European GRC (Governance Risk and Compliance) group Sword Achiever has joined Redland Business Solutions, the leading provider of specialist IT consultancy and GRC solutions to the financial services and insurance industries.
Sesame Bankhall Group has chosen Redland Business Solutions, to develop an IT compliance platform that will deliver a more efficient and transparent approach to the way in which Sesame Network firms manage their regulatory risks.
A lot of management time and press attention has been given to the challenges of obtaining the professional qualifications necessary to operate post-2012. However, care should be taken that obtaining professional qualifications, while a key objective of RDR, does not become the end game.
TC News Oct 2010 - Redland Business Solutions' Joel Turland, looks at what is the driving force behind T&C qualifications and CPD activity.
Over the recent years we have seen an increasing number of technology based solutions to support the management of T&C based processes. There continues to be considerable flexibility in how firms address regulatory requirements...
Sesame has chosen Redland Business Solutions as its partner for a new compliance IT platform that will deliver a more efficient and transparent approach to the way in which Sesame Network firms manage their regulatory risks. Development work to tailor Redland's 'Insight T&C' solution to Sesame's specific compliance requirements is underway and the system will be rolled out to network members next year.
TC News April 2010 - Redland Business Solutions Director Carl Redfern takes a look at the journey IFA firms are facing en route to 'destination RDR'.
As part of a series for Professional Adviser, AT8 Group’s Mark Loosmore is interviewing a number of distributors on how they are using IT to improve their businesses. This week: Geoff Swaby, IT director at Honister Capital Partners...
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