FSE Wales announce seminar programme


Front Events, organisers of Financial Services Expo (FSE) Wales, the premier exhibition for the financial services industry in Wales and the West, has today (19th June 2017) announced the full seminar programme for next week’s event.

FSE Wales, formerly FSE Cardiff, will be held for the first time at a new venue – Celtic Manor Resort, near Newport, South Wales on Wednesday 28th June.

It will provide adviser visitors with access to over 50 of the industry’s biggest, best and brightest exhibitors including lenders – both mainstream and specialist, distributors, networks, insurance providers, technology companies, and many more. Lenders attending FSE Wales include One Savings Bank, Nationwide for Intermediaries/The Mortgage Works, Accord Mortgages, BM Solutions, Castle Trust, Halifax, Keystone, Masthaven, NatWest, and Coventry for Intermediaries.

The seminar programme which has been put together by the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries (AMI), and media partner, Financial Reporter, will begin at 10.15 am. The sessions on the day are:


  • Mortgage panel debate –Adrian Moloney (One Savings Bank) John Coffield (Paradigm Mortgage Services), Adrian Scoutes (Nationwide) and Ian Carswell (BM Solutions) will debate all the major mortgage market issues.
  • Future of later life lending  – Adam Carnall of Age Partnership and Dean Mirfin of Key Retirement tackle the growth area of both later life lending and equity release, outlining how advisers can work to help clients in these sectors.
  • The changing face of buy-to-let – Liz Syms of Connect for Intermediaries and David Whittaker of Mortgages for Business look at how the buy-to-let market is evolving and what advisers might expect during the rest of 2017, with a particular focus on the PRA underwriting changes for lenders covering portfolio landlords.
  • Welfare to self-care…social care to family care – Johnny Timpson of Scottish Widows will review the reforms to working age welfare with a focus on the changing shape of State mortgage support, as well as covering family protection needs and the IHT implication of gifting money to help others get on the housing ladder.


Attendees at this free event will also be treated to complimentary refreshments and lunch.

Advisers and brokers can register for the one-day event by visiting the FSE Wales website at:


James Prosser, Managing Director of Front Events, organisers of FSE Wales, commented:

“To say there are some big issues to debate next week at FSE Wales would be something of an understatement. With a ‘new’ (minority) Government in place, Brexit negotiations now underway, a new Housing Minister, plus rumours surrounding the continuation of the Term Funding Scheme, and the future path for Bank Base Rate, there are some major, potentially market-changing developments all coming at once.

“At the same time we will be looking at a variety of adviser-focused areas including a review of important product areas such as buy-to-let, equity release and later life lending. Importantly, we are also covering the current welfare system, the role of protection in today’s advisory space, and the environment for clients who wish to gift money to family members in order to help them onto the housing ladder.

“Our various expert speakers and panel contributors will be more than happy to take questions from the floor, and we are keen to ensure we debate the issues that are important to the advisory community in both Wales and the West. This will be the first FSE to take place at the Celtic Manor Resort and we’re looking forward to providing attendees with a full day of quality presentations, alongside a vast range of exhibitors all keen to engage with the advisory community.”