Legal & General to support Later Life Lending Collaboration adviser events

Legal & General Home Finance will be supporting a series of free adviser events across the UK called ‘The Later Life Lending Collaboration’, which will discuss the later life lending sector.

The events, co-hosted by Air Later Life and Hodge, are a collaboration between several later life lenders, including Legal & General Home Finance, Standard Life Home Finance, LiveMore and Family Building Society.

Legal & General Home Finance will be among those presenting sessions at the free-to-attend CPD accredited industry events, which will explore the myths around later life lending and the client opportunities found in key life events, showcasing the need for quality advice.

Marie Catch, head of mortgage market development and optimisation at Legal & General Home Finance, will be speaking at the events to discuss recent Legal & General research into financial fairness in divorce.

The keynote speaker, Jon Dunckley, qualified consultant in psychology, financial services and business management, will explore the psychology of the adviser-client relationship, and how simple changes can lead to powerful conversations.

The events, which are open to all advisers, will take place across the UK, including Glasgow, Leeds, Coventry and Swindon.

David G Jones, distribution director at Legal & General Home Finance, said: “We are pleased to be supporting the Later Life Lending Collaboration events, bringing to life important conversations on the later life lending industry and highlighting the value of professional financial advice to deliver excellent customer outcomes.

“Events like this allow us all to share our views and opinions, but more importantly, they create the perfect forum to realise opportunities for our intermediary partners through the industry`s continuous improvement and innovation.

“Property wealth has become an increasingly valuable asset for many people in later life, but not all realise what a vital tool equity release could be in financial planning for their retirement.”

Jim Boyd, CEO of the Equity Release Council, added: “With a host of different pressures facing over-55 homeowners, more conversations are taking place than ever before about how they can best manage their borrowing, enjoy their retirement and support their families. 

“There are no simple answers to these questions, but it is events such as the Later Life Lending Collaboration that will help to empower advisers to better support their customers as they tackle these challenges. 

“Ongoing education is fundamental in order to grow the market and the council is looking forward to attending these events and speaking to members as well as potential members.”