The 2021 programme will be released soon, please see the 2020 programme below:
08:40 – 09:30
Registration opens: breakfast and networking
09:35 – 09:40 - Welcome address
Owain Thomas, editor, Specialist Lending Solutions
09:40 – 10:00 - Specialist lending: When opportunity knocks
Is specialist really specialist anymore? As borrowers’ needs diversify and lenders become more flexible in their efforts to support underserved customers, it’s pretty much mainstream. But with the market evolving at a rapid rate, it’s crucial that brokers prepare their businesses accordingly to seize all the ‘specialist’ opportunities available to them – and there are plenty…
Rob Barnard, director of intermediaries, Masthaven
10:00 – 10:20 – Adverse credit insights - how you can help more customers
Many ‘specialist’ borrowers have some degree of adverse credit – who are these people, what are their borrowing needs and intentions, and where do they turn for advice? Our research reveals the potential for the adverse credit mortgage market and the opportunity for mortgage brokers.
Paul Adams, sales director, Pepper Money
10:20 – 10:40 - In their shoes… The post-election landscape for landlords
Now that the election is behind us, what are landlords facing? How do they view the landscape in terms of both challenges and opportunities? What are lenders doing to support growth in this sector?
Nick Parker, head of intermediary distribution, Aldermore
10:40 – 11:05 - Coffee and networking
11:10 – 11:30 - Short-term lending and development finance – recent trends and future outlook
How has the unstable political climate impacted the housing market in terms of transactions, auction sales, planning applications and housing starts, and how does that influence demand for short-term finance? How can advisers identify opportunities in this growing - and increasingly competitive - market sector?
Emma Cox, sales director, property finance, Shawbrook Bank
11:30 – 11:50 - Second charge mortgages – magic and myths
This session busts some of the myths surrounding the second charge market and explains why all advisers should have second charges in their best advice toolkit, examining the typical profile of customers and the routes to access lenders.
Mike Walters, sales director, mortgages and bridging, United Trust Bank
11:50 – 12:30 - Panel discussion: Keeping up with the customer – how can the lending and advice communities keep pace with rapidly diversifying consumer demand in the specialist space?
Cammy Amaira, director of sales and marketing, Tipton & Coseley Building Society
Adrian Moloney, sales director, OneSavings Bank
Jonathan Samuels, CEO, Octane Capital
Alex Upton, sales director, specialist mortgages, HTB
Chair: Dale Jannels, managing director, impact specialist finance
12:30 – 12:35 - Closing remarks from Specialist Lending Solutions
12:35 – 13:35 - Lunch and networking