Equity release lender, more2life, saw the number of advisers who attended its 2021 Later Life Lending Symposium, co-hosted by Key Partnerships and Air Group, increase 151% compared to the same event in 2020.
Adviser engagement during the symposium also improved this year. The number of resources clicked by attendees during the event totalled 1,342 and almost 200 on-demand views of the day’s content have taken the total number of advisers who registered for the event to over 1,000.
This year’s Later Life Lending Symposium focused on support and training for advisers, providing valuable insights into how the later life lending market is developing and practical tips on how to best support customers. Advisers benefitted from a number of presentations during the event, including a keynote speech and interview with David Burrowes, chairman of the Equity Release Council, and Tish Hanifan (director at Society of Later Life Advisers).
Stuart Wilson, corporate marketing director at more2life, said: “We are delighted that this year’s symposium – the eighth that we’ve co-hosted with Key Partnerships and Air Group – reached more than double the number of advisers.
“As a lender committed to supporting advisers – no matter what the challenges we face – this event highlighted how successful a virtual offering can be as it ensured that geography was no barrier to engagement.
“With customer needs, lending criteria and product choice constantly changing, it’s vital for the industry to provide advisers with the skills and information that they need to better serve later life customers.
“These attendance figures highlight the real hunger for information and education from later life advisers and we will certainly be looking at more digitally-led events going forwards in order to reach as many advisers as possible across the UK.”