2018 Seminars – 2019 to follow


We were delighted that Will Holman, a high profile speaker from The Bank of England, agreed to come along to MBE Leeds in April 2018.  Will outlined the Bank’s view of  the economy, including the housing market.

The CII CPD accredited Seminar sessions delivered insights into the economic outlook and the opportunity for financial intermediaries and lenders in an ever-changing and fast-paced finance industry.

IFAs, brokers and professional services visitors attending the seminars picked up valuable CII CPD hours which counted towards their continued professional development.

The Expo also featured two panel debates with market-leading experts and influencers – a specialist lending discussion and a Fintech panel on open banking and GDPR.


10.00 :Morning session Chair
Emma Hall, Head of Sales, GWlegal
10.05 :Lender Panel: Market Overview
with Roger Evans, Aldermore; John Truswell, Together; Louisa Sedgwick, Vida Homeloans;
10.40 :Shari'ah Compliant Finance - what is it and is there demand?
Charles Haresnape, Chief Executive Officer, Gatehouse Bank plc
11.00 :The Bank of England's view of the economy
William Holman, Deputy Agent, Bank of England Agency Yorkshire & Humber
11.55 :Chair Introduction
Vishal Pandya, Operations Manager, Society for Mortgage Professionals
12.00 :Opportunity knocks in specialist buy-to-let
Roger Evans, Head of Intermediary Distribution, Aldermore
Many brokers avoid specialist buy-to-let as they are reluctant to take on time consuming cases which they are not confident will end successfully. But the rewards can be great and with more and more landlords having diverse portfolios can brokers really avoid dealing with these cases? How big is this potential market, how has it changed, and should you be getting involved?
12.35 :Fintech: Technology, trust and the fish finger
Mark Dryden, Business Development Director, 360 Dot Net
How and what tech is affecting the mortgage intermediary? In this session, we delve into short, medium and long term trends and influences that will be making an impact to advisers and their clients. Fish fingers are somehow involved as well.
13.10 :Mortgage Introducer: Changes in tech and legislation: Fintech update, GDPR, open banking and broker systems
Nigel Payne, Financial Services Consultant; Damien Druce, Director & Head of Intermediary Sales, Assetz Capital; Mark Dryden, Business Development Director, 360 Dot Net; Lyle Houghton, Director, Criteria Hub Ltd
13.45 :FIBA Debate: Accessing Specialist Property Finance
Adam Tyler, Executive Chairman, FIBA; Damien Druce, Director & Head of Intermediary Sales, Assetz Capital; Scott Marshall, Managing Director, Roma Finance; Kay Williams, Regional Sales Director, Ashley Finance; John Truswell, Head of National Accounts, Together
The Financial Intermediary and Broker Association is the home for specialist property finance brokers, lenders and professionals serving this part of the Industry. Our session explores not only how to access, Short Term Lending, Development Finance and Specialist Property Finance, but also the benefits and of course the pitfalls in advising your clients on how to utilise this type of funding. Where do you go to find the right information, who covers which sectors and when is the right time to use specialist property funding in a transaction.
14.30 :Chair Close


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