MBE Manchester achieves CII CPD event accreditation‏

By Bridging Loan Directory -


Mortgage Business Expo Manchester 2012, one of the biggest exhibitions for financial intermediaries based in the North West, has today (2nd May 2012) announced it has achieved CPD (Continuous Professional Development) Event Accreditation from the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII).

This is the first time MBE Manchester has achieved such accreditation and 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 Manchester takes place on the 23rd May 2012 at the Lancashire County Cricket Club.

Event accreditation provides formal recognition of the quality of the event, in particular that of the seminar programme. MBE Manchester has now announced the full content of its seminar programme which has been put together by the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries (AMI).  Sessions include:

  • The Economy, Housing and Mortgage Market, and the need for Equity Release.
  • Lenders’ panel.  A panel Q&A session with representatives from Barclays, GE Money, Nationwide Building Society, Virgin Money and Platform.
  • FSA key note speech on ‘Regulation – the results of MMR and the learning so far from feedback received’ with Lynda Blackwell.
  • The importance of protection to consumers, working to a budget and using protection to lead your business model.
  • Mortgage fraud – developments and the latest updates.

So far over 40 exhibitors will be in attendance in Manchester including a number of lenders such as Accord, Aldermore, Coventry Building Society, Lloyds Banking Group, Nationwide for Intermediaries, Platform and Virgin Money.

James Prosser, MBE Manchester 2012 Show Director, commented:

“The announcement of CII CPD accreditation for MBE Manchester is a significant achievement for us and is formal proof of the quality of the event we are now putting on, particularly the strength of our seminar programme.  Delegates now know they can attend the exhibition on the 23rd May and include their visit as part of their CII CPD requirements.  The seminar programme put together by AMI this year is particularly strong and at its centrepiece will be the FSA’s speech giving the industry its first chance to learn of the regulator’s thinking following the last Mortgage Market Review (MMR) consultation.  On top of this we have assembled an array of industry experts to tackle a variety of subjects including the current state of the housing market and the economy, how equity release fits into this landscape, an update from a variety of lender representatives, a look at the protection sector and a seminar detailing the progress that is being made in tackling mortgage fraud.  Along with over 40 exhibitors already signed up, MBE Manchester promises to be one of the must-attend events for advisers and intermediaries in the North West.”

Visitors who would like to attend Mortgage Business Expo Manchester 2012 can do so by registering at: http://manchester.mortgagebusinessexpo.com

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