The MFAA has announced that it will cancel one of its events following poor interest from brokers.
The industry body revealed yesterday the cancellation of the ‘Darwin and Beyond’ event planned for June.
All registered brokers are in the process of being contacted to arrange refunds and to ensure that they do not incur any additional costs associated with the decision to cancel.
The MFAA originally canvassed its members’ interest in the closer overseas markets as part of the future of the finance broker business model and 60 per cent had expressed interest.
“We developed a program that we felt would allow greater connection with these markets but the level of interest we received didn’t make the event viable,” MFAA CEO Siobhan Hayden said.
“Our aim was that brokers’ membership funds would not be at risk so after a careful review we have moved to cancel the event,” Ms Hayden said.
“We are very committed to delivering the best education on new and current growth opportunities so we have added a new Asia-Pacific stream at Broker 2020 to cater for those who are looking for insights into the region.”
“We know from feedback that our members want access to the latest information on industry trends and Broker 2020 will deliver all of that in one day,” Ms Hayden said.
“Brokers should ensure that they book before the sessions fill up and learn about the forces that will shape the industry moving forward.”
James Mitchell has over eight years’ experience as a financial reporter and is the editor of Wealth and Wellness at Momentum Media.
He has a sound pedigree to cover the business of mortgages and the converging financial services sector having reported for leading finance titles InvestorDaily, InvestorWeekly, Accountants Daily, ifa, Mortgage Business, Residential Property Manager, Real Estate Business, SMSF Adviser, Smart Property Investment, and The Adviser.
He has also been published in The Daily Telegraph and contributed online to FST Media and Mergermarket, part of the Financial Times Group.
James holds a BA (Hons) in English Literature and an MA in Journalism.
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