Join us at the Commercial Finance Conference in November

By Norman Chambers, managing director at the NACFB

Following on from your feedback, I am keen to continue to relay and communicate more clearly all the things we are doing on your behalf to ‘make your boat go faster’. So, here again, I’m using this platform to outline some of the key items that the team and I have been working hard on recently, alongside some of August’s headlines.

NACFB: Support the NACFB Magazine in 2019
From January 2019 the NACFB Magazine will be brought in-house and we will no longer be partnering with our current suppliers. In the coming days, our trusted partners at R&R Events will begin approaching lenders and their marketing teams to ascertain your interest in supporting the NACFB Magazine and outline the range of packages available to you. We are asking lenders to support the magazine not just in the form of advertising, but also by sharing with us your expert insight, detailed knowledge and industry experience in the form of thought leadership and feature articles. All thought leadership pieces from NACFB Patrons will remain at no cost, although more overtly advertorial and self-promoting pieces will incur a fee, as outlined within the rate card. You can find out more by speaking to our sales team on 0845 0043169 or via the dedicated email address: magazine@nacfb.org.uk

NACFB: Join us in November at the Commercial Finance Conference 2018
The NACFB is partnering with Credit Strategy to support the Commercial Finance Conference, which will also host our AGM on Thursday 8th November. The Commercial Finance Conference will form one of three strands at the Lending Summit 2018, hosted at London’s Hilton Bankside. The Lending Summit is the UK’s first 360-degree forum for senior professionals and advisers in the consumer, commercial and corporate lending spaces. The Conference’s agenda will feature guest speakers, panel sessions and host the NACFB’s AGM. Find out more, and book your attendance at an exclusively discounted rate for both NACFB Members and Patrons here.

NACFB Compliance: Upcoming regulation – Senior Managers and Certification Regime
James Hinch, NACFB compliance officer, writes for this month’s NACFB Magazine, sharing his view on how the upcoming Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR) will impact the broking community. After the financial crisis of 2008, parliament recommended that the FCA develop a new accountability system focusing on senior managers and individual responsibility – the driver behind SM&CR. The regulation is to be applied to banks, building societies, credit unions and PRA-designated investment firms, and replaced the Approved Persons regime for these firms from March 2016. Read the full breakdown piece in this month’s NACFB Magazine.

Erica Meredith joins the NACFB Compliance team
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Erica Meredith to the NACFB Compliance team. Erica spent 10 years in corporate banking and the financial markets, and brings with her experience in risk, compliance and audit. Erica’s main responsibility will be to further enhance the NACFB’s field compliance support across the UK. Her appointment bolsters the NACFB’s commitment to raising professional standards across the sector as we continue to build the Association as a kitemark of quality that can be trusted in the SME and commercial lending markets.

Introducing the NACFB Patrons Charter
We are pleased to introduce the NACFB Patrons Charter. The charter, produced in consultation with lenders, outlines the professional expectations that come with NACFB patronage. The objective of the charter is to formally recognise that the aim of any collaboration between NACFB brokers and Patrons is to maintain and promote business relationships for the mutual benefit of client firms. You can read full details of the charter online here.

Wake up with the NACFB Morning Briefing
We have had over three full months of NACFB Morning Briefing – thank you to those who have made use of it so far. We will continue to provide this news round-up as a benefit of membership exclusively to NACFB Members and Patrons. If you want your colleagues to opt in to the daily distribution you can do so by emailing Kieran at kieran.jones@nacfb.org.uk – and if you are an NACFB Patron seeking to share your latest news and updates through the service you can reach the team via the same address.

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.