Credit Strategy is thrilled to launch the agenda for FSE-Week, the UK’s largest digital broadcast trade show and conference this year for financial intermediaries.
Beginning on September 28, the digital festival will feature broadcast sessions covering mainstream mortgage lending, specialist lenders, later life lenders and all other stakeholders that have faced a tumultuous period for the mortgage market.
Mainstream Monday will feature a talk from Halifax on “Making it easier in the new world” and a debate on whether working practices have changed for good. The day will be chaired by Robert Sinclair, chief executive of the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries (AMI), and Kate Davies, executive director of the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA).
Showing his support for FSE-Week, Sinclair said: “AMI has been a long-term supporter of FSE, we are excited to see these new developments of a week-long extravaganza replacing the original structure.
“This new digital approach should excite brokers and give them a great insight into current market conditions and the future, therefore we encourage as many as possible to join us for what should be a great event.”
Davies added: “IMLA was originally created as a trade association for mortgage lenders whose distribution is wholly or predominantly via mortgage intermediaries – so it’s very important to us that we support intermediaries as much as possible – particularly in these challenging times. We applaud FSE and Credit Strategy for its imaginative approach to this new-style event and look forward to taking part.”
Time Out Tuesday, chaired by the Equity Release Council, focuses on later life lending. There will be panels on how later life mortgages have evolved and debates on how to improve the standards of later life lending.
David Burrowes, Equity Release Council chair, said: “It’s never been more important for the equity release sector and the wider financial services industry to come together and share knowledge, and that’s exactly what events like the Financial Services Expo enable us to do.
“We’re looking forward to hosting a lively debate on the standards and protections available to equity release customers, now and in the future, which we believe will be of great interest to intermediaries of all kinds and not just specialists.”
A panel on future proofing the broker will kick-off Specialist Wednesday, while the impact of payment holidays will be discussed on Traditional Thursday. The week will close on Looking Forward Friday, which will explore the future operating model of the broker market.
Each day will also feature a lunchtime debate on important topics within the industry, such as the changing nature of the customer journey and supporting mental health in the workplace.
To view the agenda, click here.
By attending the events within FSE-Week, delegates will be able to accumulate more than 10 hours worth of CII accredited CPD points. Tickets are complimentary – delegates only have to register to attend.