WhenMonday, September 27th from 6pm to 8pm UK time"
WhereOnline symposium via Zoom.
FormatThere'll be a great line-up of speakers plus ample scope for discussion and debate.
Why you should attend
The Transparency Task Force is firmly of the view that the “mortgage prisoners” are being treated in a grotesquely unfair way. We hold this view because they are paying an enormous price for the government’s decision to sell the mortgage book that they were part of without carrying out sufficient checks on how fairly the mortgage holders would be treated by the organisations that became the controllers of the mortgage books.
We imagine that a great deal of money has been made by many people as a consequence of the mortgage book sales and we see no justification for the government’s failure to do all it can to defend the interests of completely innocent victims of financial exploitation.
We hope that our event will help to shine a bright light on what has really been happening to mortgage prisoners, how they have been treated by different agencies and ‘parts of the system’ and the unjustifiably unfair way in which they have been treated.
This symposium will help to explain what has happened, the role the Government has played in the scandal and the widespread detriment it is causing to over 250,000 families trapped into paying extortionate interest on their mortgages.
We will discuss where the debacle has got to and what is now happening to try to get justice for the families.
Here's the programme and timings so far...
Welcome to the symposium, introductions and initial exploration of the main issues; by
Founder, Transparency Task Force; Governor, Pensions Policy Institute; Chair, Secretariat Committee, APPG on Pension Scams; Chair, Secretariat Committee, APPG on Personal Banking and Fairer Financial Services; Chair of the Violation Tracker UK Advisory Board
Presentation #1, for 5 minutes + 10 minutes Q&A/Discussion by
Founder and Chair, The MoneySavingExpert.com,
and The Money & Mental Health Policy Institute;
Presentation #2, for 10 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A/Discussion by
Director of Policy, APPG on Fair Business Banking
Presentation #3, for 15 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A/Discussion by
Director of Policy, New City Agenda; and Secretariat, APPG on Mortgage Prisoners
Presentation #4, for 5 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A/Discussion by
Policy Officer, Surviving Economic Abuse
Presentation #5, for 5 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A/Discussion by
Lead Campaigner, UK Mortgage Prisoners
General discussion/Q&A, for 25 minutes
Final conclusions and suggested next steps
Close to the formal proceedings.
*The programme will continuously evolve, so is subject to change.