Broker focus

By Norman Chambers, managing director at the NACFB

2018 sees the NACFB return for the ninth time to Birmingham’s NEC for the annual NACFB Commercial Finance Expo. This event takes place on Wednesday 20th June 2018 in Hall 3A from 9.30am until 4.30pm, and you can register today here.

The free event is open to anyone with an interest in commercial finance and this year’s event will host a wider spread of exhibitors than any ever before – with over 100 confirmed to exhibit on the day.

Now in its ninth year, the Commercial Finance Expo (CFE) has become the headline event on the commercial finance calendar. Our sponsors span the widest cross-section of the market, making this the largest finance show for intermediaries in the country.

But before the excitement of CFE, the NACFB is hosting a series of Broker Days across the UK, providing a forum for all Members to share their views on the future plans for the Association. The three Broker Days will take place in London, Manchester and Birmingham throughout April and will feature roundtable discussions on compliance issues, what brokers are looking for from the Association and how the NACFB can provide greater value for all Members.

The free events will not feature any Patrons but will instead enable the Association to listen carefully to the views of all its Members. The workshops and seminars will also be fully CPD-accredited and count towards your ongoing professional development.

You can register for any of the events by clicking on the below links:

Wednesday 11th April 2018 – London, Lloyds Bank, 155 Bishops Gate, London EC2M 3YB
• Thursday 19th April 2018 – Manchester, Lloyds Bank, 40 Spring Gardens, M2 1EN
• Tuesday 24th April 2018 – Birmingham, Lloyds Bank, 125 Colmore Row, B3 3SD

Get the most from your Membership
You can register for NACFB Compliance Support today here, and you can register for MyNACFB here. I encourage all NACFB Members to make full use of these membership offerings. If you haven’t already, please do read Graham Toy’s feature in January’s NACFB Magazine, providing more information on the positive changes here at your trade association.

Since launching NACFB Compliance in 2017, many Members have already benefited from access to over 50 template documents from our online model office, training and education from our compliance team as well bespoke support for more specific regulatory matters.

Additional Member benefits – free online magazines
Moneyfacts Group is the UK’s leading provider of financial product data. Their publication, Business Moneyfacts, is a complete guide to business finance products for the commercial finance professional and is now available for free to all NACFB Members.

To access your free online magazines, NACFB Members can sign up here.

Once again, I encourage all NACFB Members to get the most from their membership. If you would like more information on how you can access all the benefits that come with NACFB membership, please don’t hesitate to call our office on 020 7101 0359.

I look forward to seeing you soon.