Society of Mortgage Professionals goes digital

Robyn Hall

August 30, 2016

The Society of Mortgage Professionals has ventured into digital conferencing to boost its reach to advisers.

The digital programme starts on Monday 19 September with an in-depth look at the protection market and continues with a two-part webinar examining the buy-to-let sector on 26 October and concludes on 2 November with an event focusing on trusts.

Lee Travis, head of professional development, said: “This is one of a number of planned enhancements to further develop our proposition for members. I am pleased we can now take advantage of another medium to reach advisers and continue delivering valuable CPD.

“Members choosing to participate in the sessions can benefit from an interactive experience from the comfort and convenience of their own home or office.”

Initiating the series will be a digital conference in conjunction with Legal and General which will be split into three separate segments: one in the morning looking at life plans and death-in-service benefits, followed by two afternoon sessions on critical illness cover and income protection.

A month later the focus shifts to buy-to-let.

An industry expert will give an overview of the sector followed by a specialist briefing by a tax partner from Ernst & Young’s private client group.

The second session will aim to equip advisers with up-to-date knowledge on this particular sphere of the market and all of the changes it continues to face – in the form of taxation and fluctuating market conditions.

And bringing the series to a close will be a session delving into the world of trusts: explaining what they are and the benefits of using them. Participants will also gain a valuable insight on the different types of trusts, the legal system and the roles and responsibilities of individuals involved in a trust.

Travis added: “We are already in the process of engaging more industry experts to expand the digital programme in 2017, whilst continuing to advance other initiatives to further increase the benefits of Society of Mortgage Professionals membership.”

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