If you're planning to go down the AR route, choice of network is going to be crucial to your success in the post-regulatory environment. This important factor was one of the reasons why we launched the Network Strategy feature in your favourite weekly publication.
So popular has this proven that Mortgage Strategy is now proud to announce the launch of Network Strategy – the magazine. This 56page special bumper supplement to Mortgage Strategy will be published on May 4 and distributed at Mortgage Strategy Live at Olympia in London on May 6.
There's never been more need for network information. Indeed, as we exclusively reported last week, Norwich Union has agreed to sell the Norwich Union Mortgage Club to Bankhall and this groundbreaking deal is expected to complete the same week as our Live event.
This makes Bankhall one of the biggest players in the mortgage market but remember that size isn't everything.
Things such as T&C arrangements, speed of service and market offering are all just as important – and quite often service can be better in smaller-sized companies. Yet another reason to visit this year's Mortgage Strategy Live where you'll get the opportunity to talk things over with the key players in the network market.
This year's event will once again provide intermediaries with the latest developments in the industry. Visitors will also be able to see an exclusive pre-recorded interview with Professor David Miles and visit a dedicated AR Arena where expert advice will be on hand.
The event, taking place at Olympia in London on May 6 2004 as part of Money Marketing Live will feature key figures debating the most important regulatory and business issues in the industry.
In the main conference a special training panel debate featuring Rob Clifford, managing director of mortgageforce, Paul Smee, managing director of the AIFA, John Malone, head of mortgages at Premier Mortgage Services and John Maltby, chairman of IMLA, will discuss which exams intermediaries will have to pass under the new regime and the options available to ensure they stay qualified.
Advice will also be on offer from some of the country's top lenders. Nigel Parker, national partnerships manager at The One account, and Jeff Scott, head of intermediary mortgages at Abbey for Intermediaries, will identify the benefits of flexible mortgages while Keith Street, director of sales at Kensington Mortgages, will discuss the importance of technology in the mortgage market.
IFAs keen to cash in on the explosion of interest in buying property abroad will be also able to learn more about the mortgaging and purchasing process. With a record number of Britons buying properties overseas Simon Conn, senior partner at Conti Financial Services, says: “Arranging an overseas mortgage is a specialised business. I expect the show to reflect the growing interest among IFAs in helping their clients purchase properties abroad.”
To find out more about Mortgage Strategy Live at Money Marketing Live – and how you could win a MG TF160 sports car – phone the 24-hour hotline on 08702 467762.