Mortgage Business Expo (MBE) has announced the series of seminars it will be holding at the Barbican, London on 7 October.
There will also be a new, interactive seminar by the Institute of Financial Services (IFS).
The aim of the seminars is to inform and educate introducers of the changing markets covered by MBE, whilst at the same time helping them to find new ways to grow and develop their business and improve their bottom line.
IFAs, brokers and professional services delegates attending the seminars can also pick up Cll CPD points which count towards the 35 hours of compulsory continued professional development they must complete each year.
The seminars cover important topics such as the secured loans regulatory changes of the Mortgage Credit Directive (MCD), the future outlook for buy-to-let investment, and new business opportunities for IFAs in the equity release market. There are also subjects such as the provision of best advice, the rise of alternative lenders and embedding the Mortgage Market Review in to working practices.
Keynote speakers include Lynda Blackwell from The FCA, Neil Simmons of the Equity Release Information Centre, Matt Edwards of E-finity Leads, Christian Faes of LendInvest, Robert Barnard of Aldermore Bank, Tony Fullbrook of Barclays, Gary Salter from Nationwide for Intermediaries, Alex Hammond from Kensington Mortgages and Neil Molyneux of Masthaven Finance.
A new feature will be an interactive workshop by Michael Nicholls, relationship director at the IFS, about what it’s doing to ensure the CeMAP qualification, and the higher level Diploma, continue to meet the requirements of both the market and the regulator.
The MBE has over 50 financial companies and industry bodies at the event.
Registration for visitors is free and they will have the opportunity to directly discuss the finance and planning needs of their clients with major financial brands such as building societies, specialist lenders, retirement planning providers and industry bodies attending include the FCA, the Equity Release Council and the Society of Mortgage Professionals.
Mike Mikunda from MBE said: “We are excited to announce that we focused the informative seminar programme on the changing markets and new opportunities brokers and IFAs have to develop their businesses. The extensive seminar programme will also cover new regulation and so be of real value to delegates as they make new contacts and plan for future growth.
“The CII accreditation serves to highlight the quality of the London event, so we are delighted to have achieved this again and be able to help advisers, IFAs and mortgage brokers to earn CPD points. Our seminars are delivered by industry experts and can help with tangible business benefits for our delegates.
“With so many changes in key finance sectors the MBE will be beneficial for brokers and IFAs to meet with lenders and finance providers as well as earn valuable CPD points on the day.”