MBE London 2012 expands seminar programme‏

By Bridging Loan Directory -


Mortgage Business Expo London 2012, the UK’s largest exhibition for the financial intermediary market, has today (8th November 2012) announced a number of additions to its seminar programme, which takes place over the two days of the event.

In addition to the FSA speaking on both days of the exhibition, there are a number of new enhancements including:

  • On day one, in the first session of the day, Dean Mirfin of Key Retirement Solutions will be speaking on the interest-only ‘timebomb’ and how equity release can provide a solution.
  • The lender panel participants for day one have now been confirmed. Taking part are: David Finlay (Woolwich/Barclays); Richard Tugwell (Virgin Money); Mark Snape (GE Money); Charles Haresnape (Aldermore); Ralph Evans (Halifax Intermediaries).
  • On day two the lender panel will also include Alan Cleary (Precise Mortgages) and Ian Andrew (Nationwide for Intermediaries).


The FSA will be covering the recently published MMR final rules on day one and the new supervisory approach from the FSA and FCA on day two.

MBE London 2012 is also able to announce it has achieved CPD (Continuous Professional Development) Event Accreditation from the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII).  This means all delegates are now able to include their attendance at the event as part of their CII CPD requirement should they consider it relevant to their professional development needs.

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.

It offers intermediaries, brokers and advisers the opportunity to access over 80 key suppliers under one roof including a variety of the 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.

This year’s MBE London 2012 chosen charity is WellChild – the national charity for sick children which is committed to ensuring every child in the UK, no matter what their situation, location or diagnosis, has the very best possible quality of care. WellChild will be exhibiting at the show and more information on the charity can be found at: www.wellchild.org.uk

James Prosser, MBE London 2012 Show Director, commented:

“We are now less than a week away from the 2012 exhibition and we can certainly promise visitors an information and exhibitor-packed event.  AMI, as seminar programme organisers, have put together a series of very strong sessions which should provide real insight, advice and opportunity to those that attend.  Our advice is to get there early for these sessions as without a large number will be very popular and it is likely to be a case of standing room only, particularly when the FSA speak.

“Our exhibitors operate across a wide spectrum of the market from a large number of mainstream lenders to specialists and niche operators, across to insurance providers, conveyancers, technology outfits and many more.  As we detailed last year both exhibitor numbers and visitor registrations are up on last year’s event which means that our move to a new, bigger venue has been justified and the market and those participating in it seem to be growing in confidence.

“MBE kicks off next Wednesday morning at 9.30am sharp and we look forward to welcoming the industry to what is sure to be an eventful and worthwhile exhibition.”