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FCA to assess MMR aftermath at FSE London

Robyn Hall

September 9, 2014

The regulator will speak on both days of the exhibition as part of London’s mortgage seminar programme put together by the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries and the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders’ Association.

Lynda Blackwell, mortgage policy manager at the FCA, will cover MMR’s implementation, how the final rules have landed and the future work the regulator will carry out on the first day.

On the second day the FCA’s director of policy David Geale will outline the challenges the regulator faces in implementing the European Mortgage Credit Directive and its impact on the mortgage market as a whole.

FSE London will take place at Old Billingsgate in the City of London on the 24 and 25 September.

John Malone, chairman of Front Events, said: “The MMR has been a pivotal moment for the UK mortgage market and it has established a new normal in terms of the regulatory landscape.

“The seminar sessions in the AMI/IMLA theatre reflect this new environment and will provide delegates with an understanding of how the market has developed, their place within it and the opportunities that continue to present themselves.

“We are also particularly pleased to have presentations from the FCA on both days of the show – the first will cover off how the MMR has landed and will give an insight into the future thematic work to be undertaken, while the second will look at the hugely important European Mortgage Credit Directive, how it meshes with the MMR and its potential impact.”

Other speakers at the AMI-IMLA programme include Stefano Silvestin of Nationwide Building Society, who will provide an insight into what the future holds for the industry. Also speaking is Andrew Montlake of Coreco and Alain Desmier of e-finiti, who will look at how advisers can use technology.

Lender panels will also take place on both days of FSE, with commentators from intermediary players such as Aldermore, Legal and General, Nationwide, NatWest, Precise, Santander, Sesame PMS, Simplybiz, and Virgin Money.

John Malone, chairman of Front Events, added: “As is customary we also have a range of other sessions covering off topics that should be of keen interest to advisers.

“These include panel discussions with contributions from leading lights in the industry, plus a focus on areas which provide income-generating opportunities such affordable and social housing and the rising use of social media.

“We also cover off the highly important issue of fraud and how advisory firms can keep on the right side of the law.

“All in all, as we enter a hugely important quarter for the mortgage market, FSE is committed to providing all our delegates with a range of topical sessions, and access to industry players, that can help them grow and develop their businesses.”

FSE London has arranged free travel up to £20 in the London area via taxi. Delegates have to download the UBER taxi app and enter the promotional code ‘FSEXPO’.


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