FSE Manchester reveals seminar programme alongside Later Life and Specialist Lending Academies

Front Events, organisers of Financial Services Expo (FSE) Manchester, the premier exhibition for the financial services industry in the North of England, has today (7th May 2019) revealed the full seminar programme for the event, which will also include two Academy forums covering both the later life and specialist lending sectors.

FSE Manchester will be held once again at The Emirates – Old Trafford, overlooking the pitch at the Lancashire County Cricket Club on Wednesday 15th May and will provide visitors with access to over 40 exhibitors including lenders, distributors, networks, insurance providers, technology companies, and many more.

The seminar programme which has been put together by FSE Manchester, and media partner, Financial Reporter, will begin at 10.30am. The sessions on the day are:

  • The art of the possible – AMI’s Robert Sinclair outlines the changing face of the mortgage market and shifts in regulation, with a particular focus on the recently-published Mortgages Market Study Final Report.
  • Buy-to-let panel debate – Three of the industry’s foremost buy-to-let experts – David Whittaker (Keystone Property Finance), Steve Cox (Fleet Mortgages) and Adrian Moloney (OneSavings Bank) – discuss the changes in the sector and how advisers can best assist their landlord clients.
  • How technology will enable advisers to meet client expectations – Richard Howells of Sesame looks at how technology is giving advisers the tools to meet changing client expectations.
  • Self-employed borrowers – Richard Oliver of Together reviews the options available to advisers in the growing niche sector of mortgages for the self-employed.

Alongside its full seminar programme, FSE Manchester will include two Academy forums. The Later Life Academy, sponsored by more 2 life, will focus specifically on client vulnerability and includes:

  • Stuart Wilson of more 2 life analyses its recent research on spotting vulnerable clients.
  • Gary Cobley of Cobley Financial Services will help advisers identify vulnerable clients and how to help them.
  • Matthew Taylor of Equilaw looks at how advisers can understand the legal process around client vulnerability.
  • This will be followed by a Q&A session on client vulnerability with Matthew, Stuart and Gary.

The Specialist Lending Academy, sponsored by OneSavings Bank, will include:

  • Scott Phillips of Kent Reliance for Intermediaries reviewing complex income cases and the process the lender takes to help advisers with this business.
  • Simon Ward of Kent Reliance for Intermediaries reviewing the changing landscape of the investor property market, in particular HMOs and multi-lets.
  • Gareth Broome of Interbay Commercial looking at the world of bridging and commercial business.

FSE Manchester will also be offering a range of exhibitors covering the full breadth of the financial services market. Exhibitors attending FSE Manchester include: Age Partnership, Digital Mortgages, Barclays, Foundation Home Loans, HSBC, In Partnership, Key Partnerships, MTF, Paradigm Mortgage Solutions, Pure Retirement, Sesame Bankhall, Stonebridge Group, Together, and many more.

FSE Manchester provides a range of networking opportunities for all attendees, plus they can earn valuable CPD hours whilst enhancing their advice proposition.

James Prosser, Managing Director of Front Events, organisers of FSE Manchester, commented: “Next week FSE returns to Manchester for what is always the biggest and the best show for mortgage and protection advisers in the North, and where we can promise all those who attend an incredibly informative day of seminar sessions, while also delivering access to over 40 exhibitors all looking to engage and help delegates develop their advice propositions.

“This year, FSE Manchester comes hot on the heels of the FCA’s recently-published Mortgages Market Study Final Report which has caused considerable consternation amongst the advisory community. We are pleased to say that Robert Sinclair of AMI will be on hand to take advisers through the contents of the report and outline how it might shape the future for mortgage advice in this country.

“Alongside Robert we have an expert panel session on buy-to-let, a review of the technology advisers can utilise to meet client expectations and a specific focus on the options available for the UK’s growing army of self-employed borrowers.

“This year we’re also very pleased to launch two new Academies which focus on two sectors which are increasingly important to mortgage advisers. In both our later life and specialist lending academies we’ll have experts providing information on the opportunities available and the specific subtleties around delivering advice in these areas.

“All in all, FSE Manchester should be a very worthwhile day for all who attend delivering both market insight via our seminars and Academy sessions, plus the chance to network with all those exhibitor representatives, who cover such a wide range of businesses and sectors.

“We are looking forward to seeing everyone in Manchester next week, and if you’re yet to register to attend, you can find all the details on our website.”