25 years, eight Expos

By Norman Chambers, managing director

I’m sure it hasn’t escaped your attention that our Commercial Finance Expo is just a few days away, on 21st June. This really is the biggest and best commercial expo in the UK and one that you cannot miss; the feedback year-on-year tells us just how much everyone looks forward to this event.

Although this is the NACFB’s 25th year, it is only our eighth Commercial Finance Expo – a statistic which makes the sheer scale of the event seem even more impressive, seeing how fast it has grown. It’s now so big that we’ve had to move venues – while still remaining at the NEC, we have moved to Hall 3a, which is both larger and easier to get to than the space we used before.

There will be so much going on at the Expo that I can’t talk about all of it in this newsletter, but I hope you’ll allow me to pick out a few of the many highlights.

Our MyNACFB presenters will host an interactive session, designed to enable you to see how we are continuing to develop the MyNACFB platform. It’s our aim to ensure Members are kept up to date with the latest developments, can study for qualifications, have facts and figures at their fingertips and can instantly update themselves with marketplace news all at the click of a button. But we don’t just want to talk at our audience. Rather, we want to hear their views and would be delighted if our Members would tell us what else they would like to see on this CPD platform to help them to develop today and in the future.

In our buy-to-let session we will be asking a number of challenging questions, including whether or not the transfer of buy-to-lets from the landlord’s personal name into a new company will incur a smaller tax bill; whether recent changes to buy-to-let policy mean that rent prices are going to increase even further; and how the changes will affect those who have bought a second property as a pension replacement.

You’ll also have the opportunity to hear from the British Business Bank. Elsewhere we’ll talk about exporting and royalty finance and, of course, we’ll hear some differing views about what leaving the EU will mean (you didn’t think we would miss that subject out entirely, did you?).

With 127 exhibitor stands and an estimated footfall of over 1,600 delegates on the day, there will be plenty there to keep you busy. We’ll have some fresh magazines, brand new membership brochures and a host of new Patrons all keen and ready to lend to your clients.

It’s not quite too late to register, but the window of opportunity is narrowing fast now. Follow this link to let us know you’re on your way, and I look forward to seeing you there on Wednesday 21st. Should be a great day.