The seminar programme for the Financial Services Expo (FSE) Cardiff has been revealed.
FSE Cardiff will be held for the first time at the SSE Swalec Stadium at Sofia Gardens in the Welsh Capital on Wednesday 29 June and will provide adviser visitors with access to over 40 exhibitors including lenders, distributors, networks, insurance providers and technology companies.
The full day of seminars is as follows:
- 10-10:45 Robert Sinclair, Association of Mortgage Intermediaries: providing a closer look at the regulatory landscape of the mortgage market in 2016.
- 11-11:30 Jason Berry, Uinsure: how ignoring GI could be losing you money. Exploring how low ‘mortgage to GI’ penetration loses advisers £3m in commission each month – and how to make the most of the general insurance market for your clients.
- 11:45-12.15 Liz Syms, Connect Mortgages & Roger Morris, Precise Mortgages: Complex Buy to Lets – a broker and lender view. A session exploring sourcing finance for limited companies, navigating complex rental calculations, and other aspects of complex buy-to-let cases.
- 12:45-1.30 Dean Mirfin, Key Retirement: exploring market trends and opportunities in the retirement sector.
- 1:30-2:45 The Mortgage Market Panel Debate: a debate featuring the biggest names in the industry discussing what has already been a tumultuous year for the mortgage market, and what might be coming in the rest of 2016,post-EU referendum.
As well as the main seminar theatre, Shawbrook Bank will also be running its own Academy at FSE Cardiff.
James Prosser, managing director of Front Events, organisers of FSE Cardiff, said: “For our first visit to Cardiff with FSE we have put together a very strong series of seminar sessions covering a wide range of topics, including the regulatory lay of the land, through to key product areas, and finishing with a panel debate comprised of major industry players.
“These sessions will play out against the post-EU referendum backdrop, when we will finally know the result and hopefully have a clearer view on what might be coming over the horizon. Given this, I suspect many advisers in Wales and the West will want to hear first-hand how lenders and product providers are looking ahead and what they have planned for the rest of 2016 and beyond.
“We have introduced FSE Cardiff because of the strength of the advisory market in this part of the world, and we wanted to deliver an exhibition that provided them with real value. Not only do we have over 40 exhibitors, a quality seminar programme and much more to offer, but for every person crossing over the Severn Bridge to attend we will reimburse their toll payment.
“This is all about making attendance as easy as possible and I’m sure the local advisory community will want to support an event which is specifically for them and their needs. We look forward to welcoming everyone to the SSE Swalec Stadium on the 29th June.”
For anyone crossing the Severn Bridge to attend FSE Cardiff, organisers will reimburse the toll fee if they bring their receipt to reception on the day of the show.