Mortgage Meeting of Minds

Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7RL

21 September 2023

NEW for 2023! Mortgage Meeting of Minds - September 2023

NEW for 2023! Mortgage Meeting of Minds - September 2023

  • 21 Sep 2023

    The Berkeley Hotel

    Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7RL

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We at Owen James last looked at the world of mortgages in some depth back in 2008…  then the financial crisis made us think it was perhaps not the right time...  and since then, the levels of upheaval don’t seem to have abated that much. In fact, one might argue that they have increased. However, as in all parts of business, the pandemic has speeded up innovation and digitalisation. The growth of the challenger banks as well as the new proptech kids on the block are rocking the world of house financing. So, we think it is time for us to have another look.

This Meeting brings together delegate firms from the large Independent Mortgage Brokers including; online, mortgage networks and mortgage clubs, as well as, the client facing teams at the banks and building societies - all at board level. 

 Benefits of participating: 

  • Strategic engagement - Share best practice
  • Meet your peers - Networking at the highest level, your fellow delegates will also be at board level 
  • Hear new thinking and explore the latest trends
  • Inspiring insights from external keynote speakers addressing the big issues facing the industry
  • Proptech futures - an opportunity to hear from innovative tech providers breaking the mould
  • Platform for change - An opportunity to work through the key challenges facing both your business and the industry, with a view to finding collective ways of driving change forward
  • Bespoke and tailored - An opportunity to build your own itinerary enabling you to participate in roundtables focusing on those subjects which matter to you

How does it work? 

A Meeting of Minds is a day long forum, breakfast through to drinks, and is made up of a blend of:

  • Keynote sessions geared to encouraging new thinking – typically from outside of the industry
  • Roundtables – small facilitated groups addressing a carefully researched agenda. The whole day is Chatham House and therefore participants are able to speak openly and freely
  • Plenty of networking opportunities including a formal seated luncheon.

In summary, your time is precious and our goal is to ensure that if you spend it with us, you spend it in the company of your peers, you address the subjects which matter to you, and all in a time efficient manner.

What does it cost? 

  • The Meeting is free to attend.

Registering as a participant

Participation is by invitation only, for further details please email


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  • Richard Donnell

    Richard Donnell

    Executive Director - Research, Zoopla

    Richard is a leading industry figure delivering data-driven, commercially focused, thought leadership and strategic advisory on the housing and mortgages to investors, boards and regulators. His unique career experience started with 12 years in residential real estate consultancy at Savills. He then transitioned into technology and advanced data and analytics for automated valuations of residential property and risk analysis for banks and investors. He now runs thought leadership, strategic advisory and ESG strategy at Zoopla, a private equity backed technology business reimagining intelligent home decisions for all.

  • Liam Halligan

    Liam Halligan

    Economics and Business Editor, GB News

    Liam Halligan is an economist, author and broadcaster - and also has extensive business experience. He is the Economics and Business Editor of GB News – and co-presents his own daily show on the channel. Since 2003, he has written his weekly “Economics Agenda” column in The Sunday Telegraph - which enjoys a large international following and has been recognized with a British Press Award, the highest prize in UK print journalism. He also devised and co-hosts the Telegraph’s “Planet Normal” podcast – which regularly appears in the Apple news podcast top-10 global rankings. Liam’s latest book - Home Truths: The UK's Chronic Housing Shortage – How it Happened, Why it Matters and How to Solve it (Biteback, 2019) – was published to rave reviews. The Times described the book as “vivid and lucid, a brilliantly-written gem” while the Guardian called it “splendid”. The housing charity Shelter said Home Truths was “full of eloquence and moral clarity – a call to arms for politicians and campaigners of all parties and none”. Andrew Neil said the book was “a must-read across Westminster, Whitehall and beyond”, describing Liam as “a one-off – a card-carrying economist, with high-level political access, who can explain complex issues in readable, vivid prose”.

  • Ben Lyttleton

    Ben Lyttleton

    British football journalist and author

    Ben Lyttleton is a football journalist and author who understands that we can learn the most important aspects of work and life from the world’s most popular sport. In his book Edge: Leadership Secrets of Football’s Top Thinkers, he interviewed some of football’s top coaches, including Thomas Tuchel, Didier Deschamps and Emma Hayes, to learn how they identify, develop and retain talent, focusing on resilience, empathy, and creativity. Ben has worked with leading football and NBA teams and their coaches to help them develop elite performance. His first book Twelve Yards: The Art and Psychology of the Perfect Penalty examined how elite athletes understand and manage their anxiety to perform at their best under pressure - making good decisions and executing tasks while keeping your composure can be trained! He has advised Premier League and national teams on their penalty strategy. Ben has developed a comprehensive picture of leadership, teamwork, talent improvement and performing under pressure and he uses football as the perfect lens through which to improve behaviours and results for leaders in any business. He is also the co-author of the best-selling children’s book series Football School, which uses football to open up the school curriculum and inspire a generation of children to develop a love of reading. Ben works with literacy charities, the Premier League and some of its biggest clubs by using football as a powerful educational force for good. Ben’s latest project is as co-owner of the Danish professional football club, Akademisk Boldklub, known as AB, where he is using his lessons from a career in football to gain an edge for his team.


The Berkeley Hotel, Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7RL