FCA to headline at FSE
The FCA will be represented at two sessions of the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries and the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association conference programme taking place on the 1 and 2 October at Old Billingsgate.
James Prosser, director of FSE, said: “Our decision to work with leading trade bodies such as AMI and IMLA has proved decisive in pulling together a conference programme which covers off the most important issues facing mortgage brokers today.
“We are particularly pleased to have the FCA represented at sessions on both days of the exhibition and we’re sure many stakeholders will be interested in what the regulator has to say particularly about the move to implement the MMR.”
On day one Linda Woodall will be speaking about the Mortgage Market Review and how it’s implementation next April will shape the new market while on day two Lynda Blackwell will be outlining the challenges facing the industry.
In particular Blackwell will be discussing the European Mortgage Directive, the transfer of consumer credit regulation to the FCA, and the work involved in bringing the MMR to fruition.
The rest of the AMI-IMLA programme looks at a range of mortgage and property market issues affecting advisers such as an economist’s view from Robert Gardner of Nationwide on what happens next in the economy, property and mortgage markets.
Lender panels will also take place on both days of FSE with the heads of business at intermediary lenders such as Aldermore, Nationwide, NatWest, Precise, Santander, Virgin Money and Woolwich all taking part.
There will also be seminar sessions covering how to get the most out of social media, how to best use technology to market your business effectively and a panel of representatives from leading brokers and networks will debate a range of industry issues.
FSE will offer a further financial adviser-specific conference programme put together and run by the trade association, the IFA Centre.
FSE is split into seven zones; mortgages, commercial; protection; distribution; legal; technology and specialist lending.
Prosser added: “The conference is sure to be a hive of lively debate and provide valuable advice for all those who attend as we move towards the new regulatory landscape.”
Visitors who would like to attend FSE 2013 can do so by registering at www.financialservicesexpo.co.uk.