The finalised seminar programme for the Financial Services Expo (FSE) Midlands has been published.
FSE Midlands will take place on Thursday 1 November 2018, at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. The seminar programme at FSE Midlands includes off a number of panel debates and seminar presentations including:
- Head to head – a conversation between two lenders: David Whittaker of Keystone Property Finance and Adrian Moloney of One Savings Bank discuss the current issues and opportunities in the specialist lending market.
- Affordable housing/mortgage panel session: chaired by the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries’ Robert Sinclair this will be a closer look at the UK mortgage market and how brokers can help clients secure mortgage finance for affordable housing. Panel participants include: Martin Reynolds (Simplybiz), Ian Andrew (Nationwide BS), Jonathan Stinton (Coventry BS), David Copland (TMA), and Dev Malle (Myhomemove).
- Tackling care and capacity with housing wealth: chaired by the Equity Release Council’s David Burrowes. This is a debate around how housing wealth can play a vital role in the tangible care of our ageing population. Panel participants include: Jim Boyd (Equity Release Council), Claire Barker (Equilaw), Rakesh Sharma (Promedica24), Stuart Wilson (Later Life Academy), and Gary Webster (Equity Release Supermarket).
- Technology: Caroline Ryder-Huf of Smartr365, the business management system for mortgage advisers, will look at how innovative technologies are disrupting the status quo and how the industry is moving towards instant lending decisions.
All seminar sessions are CII-accredited and delegates can earn CPD hours.
FSE Midlands will also host over 50 exhibitors at the Ricoh Arena including headline sponsors such as the Equity Release Council, HSBC, the Later Life Academy, Lead Tech, Metro Bank, One Savings Bank, Paradigm Mortgage Services, Stonebridge Group, Tenet Group and Vida Homeloans.
The exhibition space for FSE Midlands provides adviser visitors with access to other exhibitors including lenders, distributors, networks, insurance providers, technology companies, and many more.
James Prosser, director of Front Events, the organisers of the Financial Services Expo events, said: “It may be the final FSE exhibition of the year but we believe we’ve plenty to offer all adviser delegates including a number of quality seminar sessions, covering the major advisory issues of the day, with a stellar line-up of seminar participants. Specialist lending, affordable housing and finance, later life lending and technology are all up for discussion and we’re confident that all delegates will have plenty to gain from attending FSE Midlands on the 1st November.
“Not only do we have a full scheduled seminar programme but FSE Midlands takes place in the same week as the Budget, with Chancellor Philip Hammond due to give his address at the Despatch Box on Monday 29th October. There are bound to be plenty of policies and measures coming out of the Budget which will impact on the advice sector and clients and we have a formidable line-up of speakers to discuss these and the potential consequences.
“Along with a formidable roster of over 50 exhibitors FSE Midlands promises to be a must-attend event for the advice community and we are looking forward to having the community under one roof at the Ricoh Arena on 1st November.”