Paradigm take round-tables nationwide

The events entitled, ‘Post-MMR – how does the landscape look now?’ will be stopping off in Bolton on Wednesday 28 May, Belfast on Wednesday 18th June and travels to Scotland on Wednesday 9 July.

Each event offers mortgage advisers the chance to hear from both Paradigm and a range of lenders and providers about how the MMR has landed, the post-MMR environment, and the opportunities that continue to exist in the intermediary market.

The event in Bolton takes place at the Reebok Stadium and will include representatives from Accord Mortgages, Brightstar Financial, Coventry Intermediaries, Legal & General, PruProtect and Shepherds Friendly.

Belfast’s roundtable will take place at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Shaws Bridge and includes representatives from Legal & General, The Mortgage Works, PruProtect, Royal London, Ulster Bank and Virgin Money.

Details of the Scottish events location are yet to be confirmed, however it will feature contributions from Ageas, Exeter Friendly Society, Leeds Building Society, Lloyds Banking Group, NatWest and PruProtect.

Each event will include specific presentations from Paradigm Mortgage Services on the current state of the market and outlook for 2014, Paradigm Protect on its newly launched protection proposition, lender views on the post-MMR world plus an open forum for all attendees to discuss their experience of MMR and the issues they have been dealing with.

Bob Hunt, chief executive of Paradigm Mortgage Services, said: “As a national distributor which provides products and services to adviser firms right across the UK, it is only right that we hold events in as many places as possible.

“Over the next two months we will be covering England, Scotland and Northern Ireland in order to present our view of the mortgage market but also to tap into the experiences of advisers who have been at the sharp end of MMR.

“We are also fortunate to have a selection of lenders and providers attending all three events and they will be there to outline their own propositions and how they want to engage with the advisory community over the course of 2014 and beyond.

“At the heart of these sessions is a desire to both educate and inform meaning we want attendees to leave these events with a greater understanding of where the market might be heading and what they can do to ensure they are at the centre of its continued growth.

“All the focus has clearly been on MMR in the lead up to its implementation last month however our aim is to now focus on the ‘new normal’ and to engage with both advisers and providers/lenders to ensure we are singing from the same hymn sheet and making the most of what is still an improving marketplace.

“We look forward to seeing advisers in Bolton, Belfast and Scotland over the next couple of months and helping them develop their businesses.”