Held on the 10 February and titled 2016 and Beyond – Lending into Retirement, key speaker Paul Broadhead, head of mortgage policy at the Building Societies Association (BSA) (pictured), will be addressing the changing needs of an ageing population.
The UK already has 11.6 million people over the age of 65. By 2034 it is estimated that around a quarter of the population will be 65-plus. At the same time a potent mix of other factors: from house prices to student debt; the divorce rate to the abolition of the default retirement age, mean that consumers are tending to buy later and go for longer repayment terms.
Broadhead will ask how can lenders respond to the challenges of meeting the needs of this growing group of borrowers and how can advisers help to empower older borrowers and access appropriate products.
Held at One America Square in Canary Wharf, the event, supported by Mortgage Solutions, promises discussion, debate and networking with a variety of lenders, intermediaries and industry specialists followed by a light lunch.
To round off the conference, there will be a Question Time-style panel debate with panelists including Victoria Hartley, group editor of Mortgage Solutions; Ben Thompson, managing director of ULS; Philip Tebbatt, chief legal and compliance officer at Fleet Mortgages, as well as Paul Saunders, partner and head of lender services, at law firm Shakespeare Martineau.
Shakespeare Martineau and Mortgage Solutions invite industry professionals to attend. Spaces are limited and to reserve your place please contact Daljit.Flora@shma.co.uk or 0116 257 4468.
The event will take place at One America Square, Crosswall, London, EC3N2SG.
10.15am Keeping up with the changing demands of an ageing population
Paul Broadhead, head of mortgage policy at the Building Society Association
11.00am Lending into 2016 and beyond
Paul Saunders, head of lender services, Shakespeare Martineau
11.50am – 1.30pm Question Time panel discussion
1.30pm Networking lunch