B&C and MFS to host roundtable on reactions to the Budget and investors' changing attitudes to alternative finance



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Bridging & Commercial is set to host its next virtual roundtable, in partnership with Market Financial Solutions (MFS).

The interactive event, which is part of a new series launched this year, will be held at 11am on 23rd March and will be moderated by Medianett’s editor, Beth Fisher.

MFS’s executive director Tiba Raja and business development manager Imogen Williams will be joined by panellists Jason Caprioli, lending director at Kingswood Associates; Mathew Phillips, finance broker at Clifton Private Finance; Piragash Sivanesan, founder at Totum Finance and Nick Mayhew, director at Peak Business Finance.

The topic for this event is ‘Reacting to the Budget and investors’ changing attitudes to alternative finance’.

During the event, the five specialist finance experts will discuss the announcements made by Rishi Sunak during his Budget speech, including the stamp duty holiday extension and the launch of a 95% mortgage guarantee.

Based on the results of the latest MFS research study, the panel will also debate how investors’ opinions of alternative finance have changed in recent times.

It revealed that 61% of investors feel they lack sufficient knowledge of alternative finance products to consider using them. 

Registration is open and it is free to attend for all professionals working in the sector. 

The panel will be taking questions during the session and attendees are encouraged to get involved. 

The event will also be available to watch after 23rd March on B&C.

Commenting ahead of the event, Tiba said: “I am looking forward to facilitating the roundtable with B&C

“It’s imperative that we understand how the Budget, which is probably the most important one of recent times, will affect the bridging market as a whole. 

“Lenders and brokers must work together to support clients and keep the industry moving, and so it is equally important to know how expectations have changed — lenders must listen to brokers and what they need and take that on board. 

“Constant and consistent improvement is what will get us through and allow the economy to recover.”

Nick added: “I’m excited for the event as I believe this Budget has created some fantastic opportunities and schemes for both businesses and property investors to not only recover from the pandemic, but also to grow and prosper.”

Jason said: “It is good to see continued government support in the Budget, for both smaller businesses and those part way through property transactions with the stamp duty holiday extension.

"I am looking forward to discussing with the panel the impacts to BTL investors and those investors looking at opportunities in the commercial space given the upheaval we’ve seen over the past year.”

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