Expo may break record despite lender boycott

The Mortgage Business Expo says more than 122 companies have already signed up to exhibit in London despite three major lenders shunning the event.

GMAC-RFC has joined BM Solutions and Bristol & West in deciding not to take a stand at Earls Court in November because of concern the show does not represent value for money.

But Clarion Events, organisers of the shows, says its has seen a growth in the number of firms signed up and it is predicting another record year after 2006, when 5,822 visitors attended.

Companies that have already signed up for the 2007 event include RBS Intermediary Partners, Kensington Mortgages, Platform, Mortgages PLC, Southern Pacific Mortgage Limited, Northern Rock, Nationwide, Abbey and GE Money Home Lending.

Dan Nwaokolo, show director of the Mortgage Business Expo, says: “The London show promises to be the largest mortgage event ever held in the UK.”

The 2007 show will feature secured lending, buy-to-let, commercial and equity release pavilions.