Bridgewater to host workshops

The sessions will cater for advisers looking to improve their understanding of equity release, while more specifically they will discuss how April’s pensions changes could impact the sector.

Further events will take place in Liverpool on the 21 April and Cheltenham on the 12 May.

Chris Prior, manager, sales and distribution at Bridgewater Equity Release, said: “Last year our ‘around the table’ events were a very successful addition to the Bridgewater calendar and we found that attendees enjoyed, and got a lot out of, the format.

“In the first half of this year we will be heading off across the country again starting in London, before moving on to Liverpool and Cheltenham.

“Our assembled experts cover a whole range of sectors and the session provides advisers with an opportunity to ask them a range of questions in an informal setting.”

Chris Prior of Bridgewater will chair the debate, while Peter Barton of Ashford’s Solicitors, Stuart Wilson of the Later Life Academy/Equity Release Club and Donna Bathgate of the Equity Release Council will also take questions.

Attendees will also be able to ask the panel legal, regulatory and consumer questions.

The London session will take place at Ashford’s Solicitors, 1 New Fetter Lane running from 10am to 12:30pm, followed by lunch and networking opportunities.

Prior added: “Our aim here is to bring together local advisers with their peers and to give them access to specialists in their field who can provide support and information across a wide variety of areas.

“This is an opportunity to share best practice and to develop new and existing strategies to increase business levels, enhance service and add additional income streams.

“We are looking forward to seeing advisers at our three events over the course of the next few months and would urge all those interested to secure their place now, as there is limited availability.”