Registration opens for Equity Release Summit

Jessica Nangle

December 17, 2019

Registration has opened for next year’s inaugural Equity Release Summit by the Equity Release Council.

The one-day summit takes place on Thursday 12 March in Church House Westminster, London.

In addition to keynote addresses by senior politicians and sector leaders, the summit will feature core plenary sessions focussing on broad issues of interest to council members and the wider sector.

Jim Boyd, chief executive officer of the Equity Release Council, said: “Equity release has come of age as a mainstream later life lending product.

“To reflect the increasing importance of equity release in meeting the needs of the ageing population, we are organising a landmark event targeted at market participants and stakeholders, including politicians and journalists.

“It will provide insight and explore the role of housing wealth to supplement pensions, intergenerational fairness and long-term care funding.

“We will also be running specific industry-focussed breakout sessions to educate and inform advisers and solicitors who practice in this important and growing market.”

Simon Thompson, group chief executive officer at Key Group who are the main sponsor, added: “At Key Group, we are committed to working with the industry to develop later life lending in order to help more people finance a better retirement.

“This is why we are delighted to be lead sponsor for the Council’s inaugural Equity Release Summit.

“This prestigious event will look to bring the widest possible group of stakeholders together to consider the issues facing this market and help us explore how we can innovate and educate to better serve our customers.”

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