FCA Consultation on Fees & Levies for 2024/25

Members may have seen that the FCA issued their annual consultation on the fees charged to firms on Tuesday 9th March – AMI comments…

Consumer Duty has made vulnerability about ‘characteristics’ rather than ‘binary’

Chloe Timperley’s comments from the British Specialist Lending Senate 2024 regulatory expectations around vulnerability…

Your March update from AMI Chief Executive Robert Sinclair

AMI Chief Executive Robert Sinclair gives his March update, including the Mortgage Charter and the FCA annual business plan…

Sexism in the City feedback: recommendations for firms

The feedback report for the September Sexism in the City paper has been released. We are cited in the report, relating to our event code of conduct…

AI will not replace ‘divergent or creative’ thinking

Chloe Timperley’s comments from the British Specialist Lending Senate 2024 on generative AI and regulatory expectations around vulnerability…

Mortgage Brokers: The climate is changing, should you?

The Mortgage Climate Action Group (MCAG) is delighted to invite you to its upcoming webinar: ‘The Climate is Changing, Should You?’ on 18th March at 10am…

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We have our own podcast series dedicated to Consumer Duty and Protection. In addition, AMI’s Chief Executive Robert Sinclair, and Senior Policy advisers, often appear as guests on a variety of industry podcasts, webinars and videos.

Protection Insight

Discover AMI’s Protection Insight podcast series.

Throughout the series, AMI Senior policy adviser discusses all things protection with mortgage advice firms.

The series covers a wide range of mortgage protection related topics, with each episode featuring a special guest.

 

 

Consumer Duty

To complement our factsheets and ongoing work on Consumer Duty, we bring you a new series of podcasts dedicated to breaking down the requirements of Consumer Duty into understandable, bite-sized chunks.

Featuring AMI’s Senior Policy Advisers Stacy Penn and Chloe Timperley busting some common myths surrounding Consumer Duty.

General podcasts

Practical Protection podcast - AMI Protection Veiwpoint

AMI’s Senior Policy Adviser Stacy Penn caught up with Kathryn Knowles on the Practical Protection Podcast to talk through some of the findings from AMI Viewpoint 2022. The podcast is CPD accredited.

Mortgage Strategy podcast - the UK mortgage market

In this episode from August 2022, Mortgage Strategy editor Rebekah Commane is joined by HSBC UK’s Head of Intermediaries, Chris Pearson, Michelle Andrews, Head of Buying a Home, HSBC UK and UK Finance Board Member and Robert Sinclair, Chief Executive, AMI. They discuss the challenges and opportunities faced by the UK Mortgage Market.

Why trade bodies matter

Who stands up for UK mortgage lenders and brokers? The Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA) and the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries (AMI), that’s who.

Kate Davies, Executive Director at IMLA, and Robert Sinclair, Chief Executive at AMI, tell us why their support is vital and how they help members with their daily challenges.

The DIFF podcast series

This diverse and informative series of podcasts covers topics such as:

  • Returning mums;
  • D&I Strategy;
  • Menopause;
  • Mentoring;
  • Homosexuality;
  • Unconscious bias;

and much more. There are also contributions from industry ‘trailblazers’, discussing opportunities for progress in the mortgage market for people from different backgrounds. Visit the station for more episodes.

Videos & webinars

Characteristics of vulnerability webinar

A joint presentation by TML and AMI on the latest thinking around vulnerability characteristics and how firms can support diverse consumer needs, co-hosted by AMI Chief Executive Robert Sinclair.

Consumer Duty reality - the impact on mortgages and protection (a podcast from Bovill, featuring AMI Chief Executive Robert Sinclair)

This Consumer Duty Alliance Champions’ Forum focuses on how the Duty impacts firms and individuals offering mortgage and protection services.

Michael Lawrence and his expert guests discussed issues such as:

  • What are the Duty’s implications for designing distribution models? – product ranges, customer journeys and sales processes.
  • How do the Duty’s price and value requirements impact commission and fee structures?
  • How can firms ensure they give customers the information they need to make good purchase decisions?
  • How can firms ensure they give customers enough ongoing support?
  • How should firms service customers identified as being vulnerable?
  • How does Consumer Duty impact these market developments?
    • Loaded premiums
    • Over 50’s life cover
    • Non-advised sales

In Talks With JD – Robert Sinclair, AMI Chief Executive – Part one

The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries Chief Executive Robert Sinclair recently sat down with Just Mortgages Managing Director John Doughty.

In part one Robert shares his views on:

– Where base rate may go and broker messaging to consumers.
– The outlook for the remainder of 2023 and into 2024.
– The forthcoming Autumn Statement.
– Consumer Duty.
– AI.
– The PT market.

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