The Mortgage Club believe it’s important to provide our members with ongoing access to insight and knowledge that helps you stay in the know about market developments, opportunities in specific lending areas, regulatory changes, emerging technologies, product updates, affordability concerns and more.
In the first week of each month, join our club hosts as they focus on key topics of discussion that is both opportune and pertinent for adviser learning.
Benefits to Advisers for attending
Our monthly educational ‘Spark’ series is designed to:
- Spark your interest - Gain timely insight from the Mortgage Club and notable industry panellists on a broad range of topics impacting the market
- Spark new business - Pick up tips on how to approach cases, develop new business opportunities, navigate market issues and consider new lending areas
- Spark your development – viewing time can count towards CPD hours for your ongoing professional development (downloadable viewing certificates available)
All the content will be made available via our BrightTALK webinar channel, and if you can’t make the live broadcast, then not to worry, it will be made available on-demand shortly after for you to watch at your convenience.
Bridging Roundtables - Exploring Opportunities for Advisers
Thursday April 8th, 2.00pm
Bridging is new to the L&G proposition in 2021, so please join us for our Bridging roundtables, where a selection of lenders with expertise in this area will give you an update on the current state of the market and where the opportunities lie for brokers. Our guest lenders will also demonstrate how bridging can support a mortgage market that is emerging from a unique environment dominated by COVID, as well as the key areas where brokers should consider a bridging solution.
Our participating lenders are:
- Octane Capital
- Together Money
- United Trust Bank
Spotlight on Self-Employed – the fallout from COVID
Friday April 9th, 10.00am
It’s the end of another tax year but we can all agree it’s been a year like no other, particularly for those who are self-employed. Our panel session, hosted by Danny Belton, Head of Lender Relationships will explore this area of the market, looking at how lenders may look to adapt their propositions to underwrite self-employed customers.
Another aim of the panel is to support brokers to better understand the challenges and opportunities within this space, so they can then provide self-employed clients with knowledgeable solutions and advice. Other topics of interest will be the impact of payment holidays, whether a government grant creates perceptions of a failing business and going forward, how can the market increase innovation in this area.
Our participating lenders are:
- Bank of Ireland
- Kensington Mortgages
- The Mortgage Lender
The Housebuilding Community - A look at the current landscape and beyond
Thursday April 29th, 10.45am
Join Craig Hall, Head of Broker Relationships & Propositions, in conversation with David O'Leary, Policy Director at the Home Builders Federation, as they discuss a range of challenges and opportunities within the housebuilding sector such as:
- How has the housebuilding sector recovered since re-opening 10 months ago
- The reaction to the budget from the sector and what other support the Government should or could provide
- The status of the supply side in terms of achieving the previously stated aim of 300,000 new homes p.a
- The impact of the move to the new FTB Help to Buy scheme upon housebuilders
- The potential impact of the Mortgage Guarantee scheme upon the work HBF has done with its members regarding private schemes
- The HBF and housebuilders view on the forthcoming First Home scheme.
New RICS Guidance on Cladding & EWS1
Following on from our previous EWS1 & Cladding webinars, our panel have reconvened to address the new RICS guidance that has been published around identifying materials used for cladding and on balconies, and a framework for valuers when considering the need for an EWS1 form.
The new guidance comes into effect 5th April 2021, so join our host Kevin Roberts and our panel to find out all about the changes to ensure you remain in the know about this key topic.
Our panellists are:
- Geoff Bramall - Head of Technical Services, Legal & General Surveying Services
- Derek Adams - Key Relationship Manager, Skipton Building Society
- Jonathan Evans - Business Development Manager, Skipton Building Society
New Build Forum
Thursday March 11th, 10.00am - 11.30am
Join us for our latest Virtual New Build Forum, hosted by Crag Hall, Head of Broker Relationships & Propositions. We are pleased to make this available to all for the first time ever.Watch On-demand
The agenda includes:
• New Build and Housing Market update - Gabby Foord – Associate, Savills
• Housebuilders update - David O’Leary – Policy Director, Home Builders Federation
• Help to Buy update - Homes England
• Lender Q&A session
Buy-to-Let Tax Changes - 5 years on!
Wednesday March 3rd, 11.00am
It’s been 5 years since major tax changes for landlords came into effect, making the private rental sector a less lucrative option. 5 years on - what support do landlords need from their advisers to help manage their portfolios and maximise their opportunities in this sector?
Join Danny Belton, our Head of Lender Relationships, as he hosts a panel of Buy-to-Let lenders to debate this milestone, the impact of the tax changes over this period and what it means for advisers and their customers going forward.Watch On-demand
SmartrFit Q&A - In Conversation with Skipton Building Society
Thursday March 4th, 10.30am
With Skipton Building Society for Intermediaries now live on SmartrFit, join our host Clare Beardmore, our Head of Digital transformation, as she discusses with Derek Adams, Key Relationship Manage for Skipton, the value of the combined search criteria tool & affordability calculator from the lender perspective.Watch On-demand
Derek will also discuss how the tool can help advisers write new business with Skipton more effectively, plus an outline of their current criteria and affordability.
Clare will also outline the roadmap for SmartrFit enhancements and updates across 2021.
Celebrating Women in the Mortgage Industry Panel
Friday March 5th, 11.00am
To mark the upcoming International Women's Day, the Mortgage Club will be hosting a panel session of prominent female figures from across the lender & broker communities to discuss their roles within the industry, the challenges they face, the opportunities they have experienced, and what the future landscape of the industry may look like from a gender diversity perspective.Watch On-demand
Hosted by Clare Beardmore, Head of Digital Transformation for the L&G Mortgage Club, we are delighted the panel will include:
Louisa Sedgewick - Managing Director Mortgages, Vida Homeloans
Donna Brenchley - Proposition Director, Mortgage Advice Bureau
Emma Hollingworth - Distribution Director, M:Qube