The NACFB events to attend before the end of the year

By Norman Chambers, managing director

Now that the holiday season is over, everyone should be back in full swing, continuing to support SMEs with their funding requirements. This e-newsletter continues to provide plenty of content of what our funders have to offer and, of course, a link to our magazine and other news items regarding our Patrons.

The coming few months will see the NACFB host Member days in London, Birmingham and Manchester and our second Patrons’ day in London. You may also wish to visit our event calendar which highlights other events later in the year, including an asset finance seminar in November.

NACFB Compliance Services has now been running for six months and is fast establishing itself as the provider of choice for many of our Members. The Model Office suite of support documents and templates continues to grow and now has over 50 downloadable items, all designed specifically for the commercial finance broker.

They are providing consultancy support to new Members of the Association who are seeking to obtain their FCA authorisations, and for existing Members who are looking to extend their permissions.

The team has also delivered a business quality workshop to over 100 Members at venues around the country.

GDPR is fast becoming a focus for many firms and NACFB Compliance Services will be able to fully support those Members who subscribe to our in-house compliance service. There will be guidance on the new requirements and the changes you will have to make to your working practices, plus the necessary documentation you will require to be compliant with the new regulation.

Look out for our GDPR workshop program later in the year and at the start of 2018. Better still, register your interest now by emailing compliance@nacfb.org.uk to help us organise events in your region.

Visit our compliance website and look at the reasons why you should choose your Association for your compliance support.

I would also like to remind you all about the importance of providing us feedback on the FCA’s Published Proposals to extend the SM&CR to almost all regulated firms. The new regime will essentially replace the Approved Persons regime. The aim of the new regime is to reduce harm to consumers and strengthen market integrity by making individuals more accountable for their conduct and competence.

You can provide your feedback on the Compliance Services website.