The Society of Mortgage Professionals has confirmed a 10-event roadshow schedule for 2016.
The first series of five events in the first quarter of the year, beginning in Newcastle on 8 March, will feature morning sessions concentrating on the mortgage market. Among the highlights will be a regulatory update from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), complemented by other sessions on peer-to-peer lending, market overviews and a Level 4 mortgage technical case study.
In the afternoon the focus will switch to protection, featuring market research-based business opportunity sessions, behavioural science and resetting the financial protection need.
The schedule is as follows:
- 8 March – Newcastle (Marriott, Gosforth Park)
- 9 March – Birmingham (Ramada, Sutton Coldfield)
- 10 March – Bristol (DoubleTree, Bristol city centre)
- 15 March – Scotland (Inglewood House, Alloa)
- 18 March – London (Chartered Insurance Institute, Aldermanbury)
Each event also provides CII, PFS and SMP-accredited CPD of up to 5 hours.
Speakers at the events include Jeremy Duncombe, director of mortgages at L&G and Paul Clampin, chief lending officer at Landbay, in addition to the FCA. In addition there will also be specialist presenters from Aviva and Scottish Widows.
“The year ahead promises to be a significant one for the sector, with an increasingly revitalised mortgage market, and a growing awareness of the need for protection products amongst the generally under-insured UK public,” said Society of Mortgage Professionals head of professional development, Lee Travis.
“We shall be highlighting the things that not only make good commercial sense for advisers, but also produce the best customer outcomes.
“Our programme will focus on all the changes that we believe will further influence and impact on the market in 2016, to help advisers best equip themselves for the business opportunities that lie ahead.”
The second series of five events will commence in Q4 at Haydock, Lancashire, on 4 October. This will be followed by others in the East Midlands, Southampton and Northern Ireland, before concluding in London on 13 October.