FCA set for MMR speech at Manchester Expo

Lynda Blackwell, mortgages and mutuals sector manager at the FCA, who played a key role in the creation of the MMR, will discuss how the review is going down, including issues that are under consideration.

Another key area of discussion will be the impact of the European Mortgage Credit Directive.

FSE Manchester, aimed at the entire advisory community in the North, takes place on at Emirates Old Trafford, the new name for the home of Lancashire County Cricket Club.

James Prosser, director of Front Events, said: “We know how important it will be for advisers to hear from the regulator on the new environment and what they see as they key issues for our marketplace post-MMR.

“This is why we are delighted to announce Lynda Blackwell as our key note speaker at the exhibition on the 21 May and I’m sure all attendees will relish the chance to hear from the FCA and put their thoughts and questions to her about the practicalities of working in this ‘new world’.”

Other industry figures that will contribute to the expo include Stefano Silvestrin from Nationwide Building Society, who will speak about the economy, housing and the mortgage market.

There will also be a lender and distributor panel debate, with participants including Aldermore, Nationwide and Simplybiz.

The FSE Manchester follow last year’s London exhibition.