Financial Services Expo opens for registrations

The event, designed to encompass the whole of financial services, will take place in Old Billingsgate, the heart of the City of London.

The exhibition will be split into residential/commercial mortgages, protection, specialist lending and retirement planning zones.

Already confirmed are Barclays/Woolwich, Lloyds Banking Group, Nationwide Building Society/The Mortgage Works, Santander, Simplybiz, and PM.

Notably the Financial Conduct Authority will be exhibiting.

John Malone, chairman of Front Events, which is organising the expo, said: “Since our last London exhibition at the tail-end of 2013 much has changed for advisers, particularly in the mortgage market, and our 2014 event will reflect all the ongoing challenges facing them and will importantly highlight the growing number of opportunities that are currently available.

“Once again FSE London will be structured around specific zones and will have an augmented seminar programme, delivered by experts in their field, and covering off a range of product areas.”

FSE London is putting together seminar programmes for advisers run by such trade bodies as the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries (AMI), the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders’ Association (IMLA), the Association of Finance Brokers (AFB), the Equity Release Council and the Personal Finance Society (PFS). These will cover the residential and commercial mortgage market, specialist lending and the provision of retirement advice.

There will also be one-day sessions covering business leadership and the protection market.

Malone added: “As the market develops so does FSE and following the success of last year’s show and that of our Manchester event in May we are delighted to see a growing range of exhibitors keen to take part.

“This is reflected in the exhibitors already signed up for London with more to be announced over the next couple of months.

“Next year will also see the introduction of FSE Scotland to our roster and we are constantly looking to expand and develop events which reach right across the country and provide information and support to the UK’s adviser community.”