CEO’s Column

  • Our seventh CFE

    June 15, 2016

    Here’s what to expect at the Expo: Each year we’ve seen the number of lenders wanting to exhibit increasing and this year is no different. The Pavilion at the NEC has proven to be a fantastic venue and so we will be returning there once again, this time extending the space available to allow us…

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  • It seems that everyone wants to work with the NACFB

    May 19, 2016

    Expansion Our BDM and Deputy CEO are begionning a round of interviews for new staff today and tomorrow, and more will follow. We were swamped this morning with all the applications for our two new roles – seventy were received just over the Bank Holiday weekend. It bodes well for our chances of finding the…

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  • The expansion continues

    April 21, 2016

    When our members voted through the requested fee increase for 2016, it was to support our big initiatives for 2016…a plan to expand the office, in terms of space and staffing, so that we could “throw in” a lot more benefits, all included in the membership. That’s keeping us busy now as we advertise to…

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  • What we have been doing this past week

    March 16, 2016

    Mortgage Credit Directive The MCD comes into force in 21 March 2016. In brief, the biggest effect of the introduction of the MCD is that second charge mortgages, which always used to fall under the interim consumer credit regime, are now regulated by MCOB. This means that second charge lenders need to seek authorisation and…

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  • What we have been doing this past week

    February 17, 2016

    UK Export We’ve been in contact with UK Export Finance: www.exportingisgreat.gov.uk. We believe that each organisation can support the other, and are in the final stages of working out something that we can share with our members very soon. EGM Proxy Vote All our members have been given the chance to attend our EGM at…

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  • My New Year’s resolution

    January 21, 2016

    On Friday 5th February I will be reaching out a little outside the normal confines of the NACFB’s work, in order to lend our support to an organisation I consider very valuable:  Working Knowledge. The  unemployment rate among young people remains notably high and it’s a demotivating problem that Working Knowledge is addressing in a…

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  • Where the NACFB is going in 2016

    December 16, 2015

    Next year we’re aiming to visit as many members as possible, ensuring that each member is able to reach, and to sustain, the highest standards, applied consistently across the Association. Since launching NACFB Compliance Services this member service has seen eight hundred brokers (both members and non-members) gain FCA authorisation, running workshops and events to…

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