FSA to headline MBE London 2012 seminar programme at new venue

By Bridging Loan Directory -


Mortgage Business Expo London 2012, the UK’s largest exhibition for the financial intermediary market, has today (2nd October 2012) announced the FSA will be providing key note speeches on both days of the free-to-attend event.

Representatives from the FSA will be giving presentations on both days with Lynda Blackwell, Manager of Mortgage Policy at the regulator covering the Mortgage Market Review on day one, and Nausicaa Delfas, Head of Department, Conduct Supervision reviewing the new supervisory approach that is being implemented by both the FSA and FCA on day two.  This will be the first time that the regulator has outlined its potential future policies to MBE attendees in its new FCA guise.

MBE London 2012 takes place on the 14th and 15th November at a brand new venue, moving home from Olympia to the larger Excel London Exhibition and Conference Centre in East London.

Once again the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries (AMI) has put together the seminar programme for both days. Other programme highlights include lender panel debates on both days plus sessions covering the following topics:

  • The economic impacts on the UK housing and mortgage markets –covered by John Wriglesworth (Wriglesworth Consultancy) on day one and Mark Baker (Team Spirit) on day two.
  • Effective marketing, the use of technology and the impacts of new media – covered by Julian Wells (MiF), Mark Lofthouse (Mortgage Brain) and Andrew Montlake (Coreco).
  • Protection – the way ahead in 2013 – covered by Andy Philo (PruProtect) and Peter Brodnicki (Mortgage Advice Bureau).
  • Alternative business streams – covered by David Whittaker (Mortgages for Business), James Chidgey (Nationwide for Intermediaries) and Dean Mirfin (Key Retirement Solutions).
  • Mortgage fraud and the pressure for quality – covered by John Malone (PMS).


MBE London 2012 offers intermediaries, brokers and advisers the opportunity to access over 100 key suppliers under one roof including a variety of biggest mainstream and specialist lenders in the UK including: Halifax, Aldermore, The Mortgage Works, Nationwide Building Society, Precise and Virgin Money.  This year MBE also has a distributor partner, PMS.

James Prosser, MBE London 2012 Show Director, commented:

“Once again AMI has put together a strong seminar programme for MBE London 2012 with representatives from the regulator presenting key addresses on both days.  As always brokers, advisers and intermediaries want to hear from their regulator and with the reality of the MMR very close on the horizon we are pleased to give them this opportunity.  Day one will offer the MMR update we have all been waiting for, whilst day two will provide a look into the future for attendees with an outline of how both the FSA, and its new incarnation, the FCA, are likely to forge ahead.

“Our move to a bigger venue at Excel represents a major jump forward for the exhibition and goes some way to proving that confidence is slowly but surely returning to the mortgage market. The rest of the seminar programme aims to give attendees a view on the underlying economic conditions, how they affect the marketplace, whilst at the same time providing a wealth of ideas and opportunities to explore.

“MBE London remains the biggest show of its kind in this sector and we are pleased to have secured some of the biggest mainstream lenders in the country as key exhibitors such as Halifax, Nationwide and Virgin Money.  Alongside these we have a range of suppliers from across the entire marketplace that are there to help attendees developing their propositions and offerings in a variety of different sectors.

“This year’s exhibition comes at a particularly crucial time for the entire mortgage market and we believe a visit to MBE London will provide attendees with vitally important information and contacts in order to survive and thrive in the months and years ahead.”