Brokers will be given access to Pepper’s head of credit and be the first to experience the company’s new digital offering at its Insights Roadshow later this month.
The group confirmed that almost 2,000 mortgage professionals have registered their interest to attend the event, which kicks off in Melbourne on 31 May.
Now in its third year, the Insights Roadshow will visit five major capital cities and forms a significant part of Pepper’s education offering to the third-party channel.
The ASX-listed group confirmed that it will be launching a new digital tool for brokers, one of three new technology initiatives that Pepper will unveil this year.
Pepper’s managing director of Australian mortgages and personal loans, Mario Rehayem, told The Adviser that the event is attracting a diverse group of mortgage professionals.
“This year we have consolidated two years of feedback from our previous roadshows and driving what we’re calling a Masterclass in Specialist Lending,” Mr Rehayem said.
“In 2015, we saw a significant number of new-to-industry brokers with less than two years’ experience. In 2016, we saw a huge increase in broker attendees who had five to 10 years’ experience or more,” he said.
“This year we’re attracting a diverse range of brokers, aggregator BDMs and white-label partners.”
Previous roadshows have included information on the specialist lending market, helping brokers identify and market to non-conforming clients. This year, brokers will also be given an in-depth look at Pepper’s products and credit process.
“We will also be including our chief credit officer who will give attendees an intimate understanding of credit and lift the lid on the decision-making process,” Mr Rehayem said.
Pepper will also provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of the big issues currently impacting the third-party channel and the broader lending market.
• Dates and Venues:
o Melbourne: Leonda by the Yarra, Wednesday, 31 May, 9.00am - 12.00pm
o Brisbane: Moda Events – Friday, 2 June, 10.00am - 1.00pm
o Perth: Crown Complex - Tuesday, 6 June, 9.00am - 12.00pm
o Adelaide: Convention Centre, Wednesday, 7 June, 9.00am - 12.00pm
o Sydney: Waterview Bicentennial Park, Tuesday, 20 June, 9.00am - 12.00pm
• To register: pepper.com.au/broker/insights
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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