Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB) is hosting its annual conference and awards [today] virtually via its new internal communications platform.
In a landmark year, 2020 is MAB’s 20th year in business, plans have shifted to an online-only format due to the government’s social distancing measures.
Guest speakers from across the industry will feature in the virtual conference, including Savvas Savouri, chief economist and partner at Toscafund Asset Management LLP, Twenty7tec group and a lender panel with Ian Andrew from Nationwide, Mike Jones from Lloyds Banking Group and Chris Pearson from HSBC.
Peter Brodnicki (pictured), CEO of Mortgage Advice Bureau, said: “This year’s MAB Conference was due to be a huge celebration of our 20th year in business and we wanted to find a way to still deliver the annual conference to our distribution so opted for a ‘Virtual Conference’.
“Although the impact of the coronavirus has brought unprecedented times for all of us, I’m extremely proud of the way our staff and advisers have quickly adopted remote working and re-focused their business priorities to still remain relevant to customers and support them through this difficult period.”
MAB recently confirmed it was part of a group of major industry firms that has been working with government during the lockdown, to ensure practical proposals are developed which will allow the housing market to restart.
The government has since announced that the housing market has formally reopened, which is great news for many within the industry.
Brodnicki added: “Since the beginning of lockdown, we’ve been doing everything we can to kickstart the housing market again so it’s good to see some positive steps in the right direction in terms of physical valuations starting again.
“Of course, this must be done in a safe manner for everyone and we will continue working with the government via the group to ensure our advisers and collective industry partners are supported following on from the lockdown period.”