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Confidence in the Northern Ireland housing market is returning. Affordability has increased over the years as average salaries have increased and lenders have brought innovative products to market. However, a shortage of social housing, and uncertainty in the local, national and international geopolitical climate, means the NI mortgage market still has unique challenges to address.

Join UK Finance for this insightful half-day conference, at the stunning Titanic Museum in Belfast, on Tuesday 30 April.

The event will explore themes of interest to lenders, brokers, service providers, and advisors, including;

  • The Northern Ireland Economic Outlook - This session will provide a holistic view of Northern Ireland's economic outlook, with some specific analysis of the implications for property markets.
  • The Mortgage Market: Facts, Figures and Prospects - With the short-term outlook for the UK still hugely uncertain, we look at how the Northern Ireland mortgage market in particular has fared. First time buyers, home movers and PRS investors are facing differing challenges and opportunities, and lenders, brokers, and other actors in the marketplace need to be well-informed. This session will help to illuminate market activity as we look forward to an eventful year.
  • Supporting a Sustainable Cross-Tenure Market - Recent policy thinking has focused on the potential to move away from mono-tenure approaches, such as large scale social housing estates, to multi-tenure developments that can help to sustain vibrant and viable communities.  In this session, we hear more about this and how it might be delivered and progressed. 
  • Regulatory Interventions: Current hot topics - This session will provide an overview of the key regulatory issues that lenders should be aware of and their possible implications, highlighting the recent publication of the FCA's Mortgage Market Study Final Report and related consultation on changes to affordability rules. 
  • Partner Spotlight - Co-Ownership - With co-ownership in Northern Ireland continuing to be ever popular, we hear more about what drives that popularity among consumers, and the recent evolution of the scheme to include a rent-to-buy product and more digital innovation. 
  • The year ahead for the NI Mortgage Market  - Scanning forward to the year ahead, this session gives insight on the view from the Department for Communities on housing supply and the finance necessary to support ongoing delivery across the market. 


Book now for this highly interactive conference.


For the first time, UK Finance is convening hundreds of delegates from across the financial services sector in Belfast, for six events over two days.

Hosted at one of the UK's most impressive conference venues, the Titanic Museum in Belfast, the festival includes four conferences, an awards ceremony, a gala dinner, a members? networking reception and other satellite events including workshops, lunches and museum tours. 

Of interest to organisations working in Digital Innovation, Commercial Finance, SME Banking, Invoice Finance and Asset Based Lending, and Mortgages, the festival schedule includes:

Tuesday 30 April

Wednesday 1 May


Our Festival Pass is the most cost-effective way to access all events offering unrestricted access to all six events over the two-day festival. If you plan to attend two or more events, or would like to attend the Member's Reception, or gala dinner, this is the ticket for you.

  • Festival Pass £635.00 + VAT: UK Finance full and associate members
  • Festival Pass £1,135 + VAT & FEES: non-members
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