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  • FCA Regulation: The First Six Months – Lessons learned: challenges ahead

    14 Oct 2014

    In October 2014, the transitional ‘grace period’ for the new consumer credit regulatory regime comes to an end and firms will need to be compliant with all the FCA’s requirements. What have been the major issues faced in the first six months and what are the challenges ahead as the authorisation process gets underway?

  • 2014 Annual Motor Finance Convention

    27 Nov 2014

    The FLA’s Motor Finance Convention brings together senior professionals from the UK automotive industry and beyond to discuss the most important issues affecting the sale of motor finance to businesses and consumers.

  • 2014 Christmas Drinks Reception

    02 Dec 2014

    We are pleased to announce that the Christmas Drinks Reception will take place at Butchers’ Hall. This reception promises to be a great evening to celebrate the festive season with industry colleagues.

  • 2015 Annual Dinner
    EVENT FULL!!

    24 Feb 2015

    The FLA’s Annual Dinner is the highlight of the finance and leasing industry’s social calendar and is always widely supported by the industry. We strongly advise members to book early to avoid disappointment.

  • FCA Regulation: What Does “Good” Look Like?

    18 Mar 2015

    Following the introduction of the new FCA regime, the regulatory requirements imposed on
    consumer credit firms have increased significantly over the past 12 months and this looks set
    to continue.

    This conference explores what the FCA expects to see in practice and provides members with
    an opportunity for discussion and debate.

  • 2015 Automotive Financial Crime Conference

    21 Apr 2015

    This popular one-day FLA conference is aimed at all vehicle funders (and associated industries) and
    will provide topical, expert insight on current financial crime, risk and fraud issues. It will also offer
    delegates advice on how to minimise the impact of this kind of crime on their businesses.

  • 2015 AGM & Spring Drinks Reception

    14 May 2015

    We are pleased to announce that the 2015 AGM and Spring Drinks Reception will take place at the Clothworkers’ Hall.

  • Applying for FCA Authorisation Workshop

    21 May 2015

    Between October 2014 and April 2016, the Financial Conduct Authority will deal with an estimated 50,000 applications for authorisation from consumer credit organisations. The tight timetable will require members to prepare in advance, ensuring their applications include all the information the FCA expects.

    This one-day workshop will include speakers from the FCA and the industry. It will provide a detailed insight into the authorisation process and those areas that members need to prioritise.

  • 2015 Annual Golf Day
    EVENT FULL!!

    04 Jun 2015

    Places are limited to 56 players.  The FLA 2015 Annual Golf Day will be held on Thursday 4 June, at the exclusive St George’s Hill Golf Club in Surrey. The format for this year’s event will include 18 holes of golf with a team and individual Stableford competition. There will be refreshments available throughout the […]

  • Asset Finance Conference – Equipping UK Businesses

    18 Jun 2015

    The FLA is excited to present this must-attend conference for asset finance businesses lending in a growing and competitive market.

  • Second Charge Lending: Transfer to the MCOB Regime – Workshop

    23 Jun 2015

    On 21 March 2016, the regulation of second charge lending will transfer to the Financial Conduct Authority’s mortgage regime under the Mortgage Conduct of Business rule book (MCOB). Both lenders and brokers operating in the secured loan market have a very short period of time in which to make the necessary changes.

    This one day Workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of the new regulatory framework and the processes and procedures secured loan lenders and brokers will need to have in place.

  • Drinks Reception – Hosted by Bermans

    25 Jun 2015

    Bermans, in association with the FLA, is holding a reception on Thursday 25 June at 6.30pm at the National Football Museum, Manchester.

    The reception will include a short presentation by Bermans’ Steve Kuncewicz on ‘Social media: what FCA rules mean’.

  • 2015 FLA Autumn Drinks Reception

    16 Sep 2015

    We are delighted to announce that we are now taking bookings for the Finance & Leasing Association’s Autumn Drinks Reception which will take place on the 16 September 2015 at the Royal College of Physicians, London NW1.

  • FCA Regulation: Living with the regulator – Expectations of firms post authorisation

    15 Oct 2015

    As firms complete their FCA authorisation applications, there is an increasing focus on what consumer credit lenders can now expect from the regulator from a supervision perspective.

    This conference explores where FCA supervision will be targeted over the next 18 months and provides members with an opportunity for discussion and debate.

  • Asset Finance Symposium & Networking Reception

    21 Oct 2015

    The FLA is pleased to present this half day symposium aimed at asset finance businesses who
    are funding intangibles such as intellectual property and cloud technology, or who are planning to enter this growing market.

    This will be followed by a drinks reception.

  • Financial Crime Workshop

    24 Nov 2015

    As lenders complete their FCA authorisation applications, there is now an increasing focus from the FCA on how they are responding to various financial crime risks. There is also an increased interest in how the FCA will react and take enforcement action against lenders whose financial crime systems and controls do not live up to their expectations.

    This workshop will explore the current financial crime landscape and its regulation. It will provide attendees with an opportunity for discussion and debate.

  • 12th Annual Motor Finance Convention

    26 Nov 2015

    The FLA’s keynote motor finance event provides essential information to delegates on the
    major issues affecting the UK motor finance industry.

  • 2015 Christmas Drinks Reception

    01 Dec 2015

    We are pleased to announce that the Christmas Drinks Reception will take place at Haberdashers’ Hall. The company, which was originally responsible for the regulation of cloth merchants, began losing its control over that trade as the population of London increased and spread outwards from the City after the Industrial Revolution. The company now serves […]

  • 2016 Annual Dinner
    EVENT FULL!!

    23 Feb 2016

    The FLA’s Annual Dinner is the highlight of the finance and leasing industry’s social calendar and is always widely supported by the industry. At the 2015 Annual Dinner guests representing more than 100 companies heard from Principal Guest Robert Peston and After Dinner Speaker Adam Hills. They also enjoyed a magnificent dinner and unrivalled networking […]

  • Budget Day Drinks Reception

    16 Mar 2016

    The FLA, in association with Shoosmiths, is holding a Budget Day reception at the Hyatt Regency in Birmingham.

    The reception will include a short presentation and some thoughts by Shoosmiths on the Chancellor’s Budget and what it means for FLA Members.

    There is no charge to attend the reception but pre booking is essential.

  • Automotive Financial Crime Conference

    19 Apr 2016

    This popular one-day FLA conference is aimed at all vehicle funders (and associated industries) and will provide topical, expert insight on current financial crime, risk and fraud issues. It will also offer delegates advice on how to minimise the impact of this kind of crime on their businesses.

  • Prudential Regulation Workshop

    10 May 2016

    Following the global financial crisis, international regulators have introduced more stringent
    prudential requirements. This presents an significant challenge for all finance companies.

    This important and timely workshop is an opportunity to hear from both regulators and industry
    practitioners on how these prudential developments will impact business for finance companies.

  • 2016 AGM & Spring Drinks Reception

    17 May 2016

    We are pleased to announce that the 2016 AGM and Spring Drinks Reception will take place at Saddlers’ Hall.

  • FLA 2016 Annual Golf Day

    02 Jun 2016

    The format for this year’s event will include 18 holes of golf with a team and individual Stableford competition.

    There will be refreshments available throughout the day, including coffee and bacon rolls on arrival, and a carvery-style lunch.

  • FLA Regulation Conference – What’s on the horizon and how to stay ahead

    07 Jun 2016

    As firms enter their third year of FCA regulation, the scope and breadth of regulatory change continues unabated. Some of this change involves major new requirements such as the Senior Managers’ Regime and the new EU Data Protection Regulation, affecting both governance processes and how firms collect and use customer data.

    This conference brings firms up-to-date on all of these latest regulatory developments and provides members with an opportunity for discussion and debate.

  • Annual Asset Finance Conference

    23 Jun 2016

    The FLA’s keynote asset finance conference provides essential information to delegates
    on issues affecting the UK asset finance market.

  • Leaving the EU: the implications for FLA members

    18 Oct 2016

    The UK’s decision to leave the European Union has raised many questions about what happens
    next.

    This conference will be of interest to all those who want to understand what Brexit means for business.

  • Asset Finance Half Day Conference – Non-traditional funding: growing new markets

    02 Nov 2016

    This FLA half-day conference will explore the growing market for non-traditional funding. The programme will cover a range of topics, including funding the Cloud, accessing the green technology market and the role Blockchain can play in supporting funding.

  • Financial Crime Conference – SOLD OUT

    09 Nov 2016

    As lenders contine to be authorised under the new FCA regime for consumer credit the FCA has turned its attention to how firms respond to the various financial crime risks.

    This event will explore the current financial crime landscape and its regulation.

  • 13th Annual Motor Finance Convention

    24 Nov 2016

    The FLA’s keynote motor finance event provides essential information to delegates on the
    major issues affecting the UK motor finance industry.

  • 2016 Christmas Drinks Reception

    01 Dec 2016

    We are pleased to announce that the Christmas Drinks Reception will take place at Brewers’ Hall. The Brewers’ Company has origins dating back to the 13th Century.  Steeped in history the Hall makes a magnificent back drop for the start of the Christmas Festivities. This reception promises to be a great evening to celebrate the […]

  • Data Protection Conference

    06 Dec 2016

    This FLA one-day conference will explore a broad range of data-related issues currently affecting financial services firms. The programme will look at the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation and the changes lenders will need to make to loan documentation, privacy notices and obtaining customer consent.

  • 2017 Annual Dinner

    28 Feb 2017

    The FLA’s Annual Dinner is the highlight of the finance and leasing industry’s social calendar and is always widely supported by the industry.

  • Automotive Financial Crime Conference – SOLD OUT

    25 Apr 2017

    This popular one-day FLA conference is aimed at all vehicle funders (and associated industries) and will provide topical, expert insight on current financial crime, risk and fraud issues. It will also offer delegates advice on how to minimise the impact of this kind of crime on their businesses.

  • Asset Finance Best Practice Conference

    09 May 2017

    This half-day conference will address the importance of best practice to the asset finance industry and how to create good customer outcomes.

  • 2017 AGM & Spring Drinks Reception

    16 May 2017

    We are pleased to announce that the 2017 AGM and Spring Drinks Reception will take place at Saddlers’ Hall.

  • FLA 2017 Annual Golf Day

    14 Jun 2017

    The format for this year’s event will include 18 holes of golf with a team and individual Stableford competition.

    There will be refreshments available throughout the day, including coffee and bacon rolls on arrival, and a carvery-style lunch.

  • FLA Regulation Conference – Navigating the changing landscape

    20 Jun 2017

    Major impending reforms include the introduction of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime and the General Data Protection Regulation, which together will have a significant impact on firms’ staffing structures and training, as well as how customer data is collated and shared.

    This conference will bring firms up-to-date on all the latest regulatory developments and provide members with an opportunity for discussion and debate.

  • 25th Anniversary Reception and Dinner

    05 Jul 2017

    To mark our 25th Anniversary please join us for a celebratory dinner at Landing Forty Two in the Leadenhall Building

  • Annual Asset Finance Conference – Opportunity and Growth in a Changing World

    18 Jul 2017

    The programme will cover a diverse range of topics including the Government’s industrial strategy, the potential for digital disruption, how to manage risk,
    diversity in the workplace, funding high value manufacturing and changing business culture.

  • Understanding Credit Scoring

    06 Oct 2017

    This workshop explores the basics of how credit scoring works in a modern consumer lending business – the processes, the strategy, and the decisions. With a focus is on what scorecards look like, and how to use and manage them, the workshop is non-technical and aimed at the business user or strategist.

  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – Getting over the finishing line – SOLD OUT

    12 Oct 2017

    As the deadline for implementing the General Data Protection Regulation fast approaches, firms are now finalising their project plans to ensure all the required changes are in place on time.

    This one-day seminar provides a very practical overview of the key issues that firms will need to
    consider as part of updates to their internal processes and outward-facing communications.

  • Digital Impact on the Asset Finance Market – Half Day Conference

    24 Oct 2017

    Digital technology has transformed how the B2C market operates. This half-day conference will look at its impact on asset finance. The programme will cover how best
    to harness digital technology for your business, the opportunities of open banking, how to deal with data security and hear from a major fintech player.

  • Understanding Fraud in Asset Finance – 2 SPACES LEFT

    03 Nov 2017

    Using prior instances and shared experience, this course reviews a number of likely fraud possibilities. Opportunity is taken to understand how processes and procedures can be changed to minimise exposure to fraud.

  • Intermediate Leasing – THREE DAY COURSE

    06 Nov 2017

    Designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the leasing market (including risk, taxation, documentation, lease evaluation, risk assessment and fraud), this course follows the process of a lease from beginning to end, giving delegates a better understanding of the lessor/lessee position.

  • 2017 Financial Crime Conference

    09 Nov 2017

    As the FCA continues to shine a spotlight on Financial Crime, firms need to respond to an increasing array of regulatory financial crime risks and
    threats. This event will address all the key areas and risks and provide attendees with an opportunity for lively discussion and debate.

  • Operational Risk Management

    10 Nov 2017

    Operational Risk is defined as the risk of loss resulting from inadequate or failed internal processes, people or systems. This is a comprehensive introductory course which deals with an essential area of non-financial risk management.

  • Managing Conduct Risk – TWO SPACES LEFT

    14 Nov 2017

    A practical one day course for managers and staff who need to understand and successfully address the regulatory issues and business challenges of Conduct Risk within their sector.