Equity Release Club hosts roadshows

Attendees will view a presentation from the Equity Release Club focusing on the retirement market in 2015 and from Aviva on ‘new thinking’ marketing, which will spell out the challenges advisers will face.

Representatives from equity release providers including Aviva, Bridgewater, Hodge, LV=, New Life, More2Life, Pure Retirement and Stonehaven will also conduct 20 minute round table presentations with attendees.

Stuart Wilson, managing partner of the Equity Release Club, said: “To say that 2015 will be an incredible year of change for the retirement income market is a huge understatement.

“The pension freedoms that will be initiated in April present all later life advisers with a new set of challenges to overcome and will fundamentally change the way they operate in the retirement market.

“Advisers will not be able to sit on their hands, instead they have to recognise the changing environment, the developing wants and needs of those moving into retirement, and adapt their own propositions accordingly in order to meet the new demand.”

The Manchester event will take place on the 19 January at the Best Western Cresta Court Hotel, the Swindon event is on the 29 January at Blunsdon House Hotel and the London roadshow will be at the Best Western Palm Hotel on 5 February.

The events will run from 9am to 3pm.

Wilson added: “At all three days we will explaining the changes and the impacts advisers’ face, whilst offering plenty of practical help and support to ensure their business is in the best possible shape to deal with these changing times.

“We also want to ensure all delegates come away with a firm product and criteria grounding which is why we have eight providers active on the day offering detailed information on their ranges.

“Coupled to this we will be launching a number of new incentives for those active in the equity release and later life market.

“We are only a few short months away from some seismic developments and it is therefore imperative that all advisers working in this sector understand what is to happen, how this will change customer thinking, and how best they can position their services in front of a new breed of client. “