Ringfencing quality people to ensure quality audits – can it really be done?

By Jessica Hodson Walker, Account Director It’s a coincidence that within days of the collapse of Wirecard, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has set out plans to reform The Big Four accounting firms – in effect forcing them to ringfence their audit practices.  Auditors have faced significant reputational hits over the last three years as…

Will your business be judged a Going Concern?

By Adam Lloyd, Partner Management teams currently engaged in the end of year audit process should be in no doubt that investors are expecting bad news. To avoid further damage to already battered share prices, companies need to get ahead of this early. The current crisis presents a significant challenge for companies hoping to publish…

Reduce trading hours to help navigate the pandemic

Companies should continue to update the market, but the markets must make changes to cope with Coronavirus, says Newgate Managing Partner, Giles Croot The unprecedented call from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) at the weekend for listed companies to delay publishing preliminary results for at least two weeks has led to many companies mothballing them….

How insurance is making a difference for those living with dementia

By Vanessa Chance This week the Alzheimer’s Society published some amazing news: we are looking at the first new drug in 15 years where trials show clear improvement in memory and language. This is truly ground-breaking and will help those living with dementia to be able to live more independently, travel and manage their own…

Final thoughts from Sibos

By Jose Mendez As Sibos draws to its conclusion, here are some final takeaways on an interesting year which saw fintech and technology make a star turn: Many consider the rise of fintech to be a reaction of the 2008 global economic crisis. This set the stage for fintech providers to come into the market…

5-A-Day at Sibos – What We’ve Learned So Far

It’s a transformative moment for the global banking and payments industries – and nowhere is this currently more hotly debated and discussed than at Sibos. Held this year at the ExCel in London, it is one of the world’s premier financial services conferences. Newgate’s very own Jose Mendez has been at the conference. Here are…

Vanguard appoints Newgate

Vanguard, one of the world’s largest and most respected investment firms, has appointed Newgate Communications as its UK corporate communications adviser. The appointment comes as Vanguard seeks to build greater awareness about its mission to lower the cost and complexity of investing in the UK. A pioneer of high-value, low-cost investing, Vanguard entered the UK…

With the deadline for PPI claims in sight, what’s next for UK banks?

By Simone Fassom, Associate Partner It’s impossible not to have noticed that recently there has been a renewed energy around the PPI mis-selling scandal and claims for compensation. As the deadline of 29th August fast approaches, the City regulator is urging individuals to make that claim before the time runs out. According to the FCA,…