Mortgage 2000 is meeting IFAs to promote its new online trading platform
and discuss future trends in
It has scheduled 18 semin^_ars at various locations thr^_ou^_ghout the UK
in May and June.
They begin in Ches^_ter on May 2 and wind up in Lon^_don on June 29.
The new platform, called
e-mortgage, will launch on the same day as
the first seminar. It will list 150 providers and their products. Some of
the providers are capable of accepting applications online.
Sales director Sean Horn^_sby points to a survey which indicates that half
of UK house^_holds will have internet access by the end of the year and, in
the near future, two-fifths of all banking will be conducted over the web.
This is the reasoning he provides for the company's seminar tour this spring.
Hornsby says: “IFAs need to switch on to the web's pot^_ential or face
ext^_inction. Our seminars aim to help them do just that.”