Personal Touch to launch forums

Personal Touch Financial Services is to embark on a series of mortgage and protection forums which will take place every four months.

The events will be aimed at discussing the latest developments from lenders and protection companies, with each forum taking a conference-style approach and being held over one and a half days.

The events will have a triple-stream structure so the presenters will be able to talk to about 70 members in each session.

The first event is scheduled to be held at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham on November 7 and 8, with a similar event designed for IFA members being held on November 9 and 10.

A number of lenders and protection companies will be presenting their latest developments and ideas at the event including Abbey, edeus, Friends Provident and GMAC-RFC.

Ricky Okey, managing director of Abbey for Intermediaries, says: “This important industry forum organised by a leading mortgage and protection network should provide us with a superb platform to deliver important messages about Abbey’s products and services.”

Dev Malle, director of mortgage distribution at PTFS, says: “Given the changes we are seeing in the mortgage market it is essential we keep our members informed. We also want to get feedback from them to ensure we deliver the best network proposition.

“There will be plenty of opportunity for interaction and there will also be a talk-back session as part of every work stream.”