Over 500 attendees tuned in to The Right Mortgage and Protection Network’s inaugural Virtual National Training Event.
The event, which normally hosts its members in person at the National Conference Centre, was brought to the homes of its viewers on November 26.
The theme ‘Broker Vision: Navigating Business Through Changing Times’ aimed to help advisers by showcasing how broker, lender and provider partners are currently navigating business. It also provided a unique broker perspective on the challenges and opportunities presented by 2020.
This year’s online event featured:
Guest speaker Jez Rose, who talked about the effects of change
Panel discussions across multiple product lines, including the ability for members to submit their questions
A virtual exhibition hall featuring videos, guides and more
An awards ceremony celebrating their members’ achievements
The lender panel included the likes of Kevin Roberts (Legal & General Mortgage Club), Caroline Mirakian (Pepper Money), Steve Cox (Fleet Mortgages), Chris Kirby (Kensington Mortgages), James Young (Aldermore) and network broker Andrew Sale (Wolsey Mortgages).
Meanwhile, the protection panel featured Bonnie Earl (MetLife), Mark Godding (Aegon), Mark Cracknell (Aviva), Peter Hamilton (Zurich), Vincent O'Connor (Royal London) and network broker Lana Bates (A2B Financial Services).
With the Network’s growth of its later life lending and private medical insurance arms this year, the National Training Event also featured panels for these areas.
Alongside the panels, the event included numerous virtual exhibition stands from mortgages to later life lending – all of which can still be accessed.
Martin Wilson, chief executive officer at The Right Mortgage, says: “The success of this year’s event reflects the hard work of so many people, including our headline sponsors, our in-house teams, and, of course, would have been nothing without the attendance of our members who we continue to work with through the ups and downs of 2020.”
“We’re grateful for the sheer amount of fantastic feedback we have received from members and our lender partners, and are excited to see how the information provided throughout this year’s event will further strengthen the businesses of our members and adviser firms.”