Is home ownership for single parent families out of reach?

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Host: Clare Beardmore - Head of Digital Transformation & Operations, Legal & General Mortgage Club

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There are 2.9 million single parent families in the UK representing nearly 15% of all families* Making sure children grow up in a secure home is an important consideration for any parent, but if you’re a single parent, parental responsibilities and relaying on one income/benefits, can often make either staying in your home after separation/divorce/bereavement or getting on the housing ladder out of reach. The objective of this webinar is raise awareness amongst our industry of this underserved customer group, looking at: • Dispelling some of the myths and stereotypes around single parent families • The challenges single parent families often face with getting a mortgage • Whether existing first-time buyer products consider or meet the needs of single parent families Finishing off with a discussion on what more could be done by our industry to help single parent families either remain as or become homeowners. *https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/families/bulletins/familiesandhouseholds/2019" Panelists: Marie Catch - Strategic Partnership Manager, Legal & General Home Finance Liz Syms, Chief Executive Officer, Connect Mortgages Rachel Geddes - Managing Director, Mortgage Advice Bureau Steve Hewitt - National Key Account Manager – Residential Mortgages, Aldermore Bank

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