FCA to hold mortgage conference

The FCA is holding a conference on the challenges facing the mortgage market.

Taking place on 7 September at the QEII Centre, in Westminster, it will focus on affordable housing, lending into retirement and over-indebtedness.

Simon Jack, business and economics presenter on Radio 4’s Today programme, will host. There will be keynote speeches from FCA director of strategy and competition Christopher Woolard and acting director of supervision, retail and authorisations Linda Woodall as well as panel debates and other sessions.

The event, which runs from 9.30am to 16.30pm, is open to “senior managers and senior compliance managers” from regulated firms and costs £522, which includes refreshments and lunch.

The FCA says: “The UK mortgage market faces a range of challenges to meet the future needs of consumers. Regulation is one part of a complex mortgage landscape; the challenges we face require a multi-faceted response from industry, Government and regulatory bodies.

“Our conference will open the debate on three key topics: affordable housing, the ageing population, and over-indebtedness. We will also explore what these mean for the future of the mortgage market. By considering these complex issues, we aim to begin identifying how all market participants and consumers can respond to the challenges they pose.”