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Recent Events

Mortgage Brokers: The climate is changing, should you?

The Mortgage Climate Action Group (MCAG) held its latest webinar: ‘The Climate is Changing, Should You?’ on 18th March 2024.

Featuring guest speaker Rachael Hunnisett, Associate Director of the Green Finance Institute, and host Karina Gerdes, Mortgage Advice Bureau’s Group Head of Sustainability, this must-watch webinar discusses how the climate is having a larger impact on financial services, and what this could mean for you as a mortgage broker.

Questions the webinar covers include…

  • What’s happening to the climate?
  • What are the implications for the UK?
  • What could this mean for the Housing Market?
  • How might this impact your customers?
  • What does this mean for the Financial Services industry and brokers?
  • What practical steps can advisers and business owners take right now – and where can they go for further information?

You can watch the event by clicking the button below.

With special thanks to Legal & General for providing the platform for this webinar.

Past Events

Mortgage Climate Action Group – the latest green webinar on energy efficiency

The Mortgage Climate Action Group hosted its most recent green-focused webinar entitled ‘The Challenges of Greening Housing Stock: Valuations, Lending & Retrofitting’ on Monday 20th March 2023, 1-2pm. Hosted by Alex Beavis and Stephanie Charman from one of the Group’s founding members, Sesame Bankhall Group, the online event brought together a range of leading industry experts to discuss what is needed to make existing properties more energy efficient, with a focus on energy performance certifications (EPC) and retrofit. This is the Group’s third webinar following on from its previous event in November 2022, ‘Seeing the BTL Market through Green Tinted Glasses’ (see previous events below). Speakers and topics covered on 20 March include:
  • Simon Jackson, Managing Director at Sesame Bankhall Valuation Services: the impact of EPC ratings and retrofitting on property valuations
  • Jennifer Lloyd, Head of Mortgage Products at Skipton Building Society: EPCs in relation to mortgage lending and how Skipton assists members with EPC evaluations
  • Neil Sampson, Chief Product and Innovation Officer and Joe Webb, Chief Growth Officer, retrofit explorer solution Kamma: retrofitting options and tools for advisers.

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Broker Handbook Launch

Join Robert Sinclair from The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries, Rachael Hunnisett from the Green Finance Institute, and Danny Belton from Legal & General Mortgage Club (a founding partner of The Mortgage Climate Action Group) on Wednesday 1st March at 2pm for an insightful discussion.

Here’s what you can expect from the webinar:

  • A deeper understanding of green finance
  • Information on how to find and use the Broker Handbook
  • Learn about the work AMI and GFI are doing
  • Further context on the green mortgage market
  • Hear the speakers’ views on where the market is going
  • A live Q&A with the speakers.

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Seeing the BTL Market through Green-Tinted Glasses

On the 3rd November, The Mortgage Action Climate Group hosted their second webinar looking at how the Buy to Let market is impacted within the green agenda. With further regulation planned in this space the MCAG secured the following presenters, Sara Palmer (The Mortgage Lender), Adrian Moloney (OSB Group), Jon Cooper (Aldermore), and David Whittaker (Keystone) to look at the areas affecting you as a broker, within your BTL book, your landlord clients, how lenders can work with you and what the future for BTL within the green agenda could look like.

  • Regulation under a Green economy (Sara Palmer)
  • A landlord’s view of what is required for BTL properties in a green economy (Adrian Moloney)
  • A lender’s view in a Green economy (Jon Cooper)
  • The future of BTL in a Green economy (David Whittaker)

The presentations were followed by a Panel debate. You can watch the event by clicking on the button below.

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Mortgage Climate Action Group inaugural event

The Mortgage Climate Action Group (MCAG) held its first event, open to attendees from across the sector, on Thursday the 4th of August.

Launched in April 2022, MCAG acts as a source of support for intermediaries, helping them to understand, and address, green issues when dealing with mortgage applications, and ensuring that advisers’ interests are represented among lenders, regulators, trade bodies and government institutions. Since launch, the founding partners of the Group – Legal & General, Sesame Bankhall Group, and SimplyBiz Mortgages – have been joined by other leading names from across the industry, including HL Partnership, Mortgage Intelligence, PRIMIS Mortgage Network, The Openwork Partnership and Paradigm Mortgage Services.

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Following the event, MCAG issued a series of training materials aimed towards giving advisers a voice in achieving a Net Zero Future. Access the training modules here.