MBE Leeds to include equity release knowledge hub

Mortgage Business Expo (MBE) at the Leeds Armouries on 26th April will include a dedicated equity release knowledge hub supported by the Equity Release Council.

Lenders and retirement planners will present informative and educational talks on equity release and be on hand to meet mortgage advisers to discuss new opportunities and answer any questions they may have.

2016 was a landmark year for equity release, with over £2bn being released for the first time. . With many in or approaching retirement still paying off their mortgage, equity release is emerging as a consideration for more over 55s, as they seek to explore all the options available in order to ensure a sustainable level of income in retirement.

Short presentations in the hub throughout the day will include talks by LV=, Pure Retirement, Later Life Academy and Equilaw as well as the Equity Release Council. The main seminar theatre will also have speeches by Age Partnership and Key Retirement.

A full range of CPD accredited talks on specialist lending, buy to let finance and the mortgage market will also be delivered by companies such as Nationwide for Intermediaries, Keystone Property Finance, Masthaven Bank, Vida Homeloans and Aldermore.

Donna Bathgate, Chief Operating Officer at the Equity Release Council, said: “The bespoke equity release knowledge hub is an exciting venture and will provide IFAs and mortgage advisers with an opportunity to learn more about the options available through equity release. Experts will be on hand to answer any questions the delegates have with the aim of ultimately opening this avenue of business to them.”

Mike Mikunda, from MBE commented: “At MBE we always ensure that we give a real focus to the current hot topics and we think the equity release knowledge hub will provide that. It could help many mortgage advisers to grow their business in this area, as well as in the other forms of specialist finance.

“Our high level seminar speakers will provide key information that brokers and IFAs will be able to use to help take their businesses forward. By attending the seminars brokers and IFAs will also qualify for valuable Cll CPD points.

“We have over 40 financial companies and industry bodies at the event and as the longest established and the most well respected Expos, we are delighted to be holding another event in London as we have done for over 16 years.”

Free registration is now open for brokers and IFAs and they will have the opportunity to directly discuss the finance and planning needs of their clients with major financial brands such as building societies, specialist lenders, retirement planning providers and industry bodies.

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