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11th Motor Finance Convention

2014 Motor Finance Convention  – Download booking form


09:00 Registration and coffee

09:45 Welcome and opening remarks from the Chair

Steve Gowler, Managing Director,
RCI Financial Services

10.00 Working for you
• FLA motor finance trends and statistics
• Lobbying work on the new consumer credit regulatory regime
• Implications of the FCA regime for the motor finance market

Stephen Sklaroff, Director General,
Finance & Leasing Association

10.20 The outlook for the UK economy and the provision of credit
• The Bank of England’s latest forecasts for growth and inflation
• Key factors determining the outlook for monetary policy
• The Bank of England’s latest assessment of credit provision in the UK economy

James Talbot, Monetary Assessment & Strategy Division,
The Bank of England

10:45 FCA Authorisation Process
• Effective preparation for the authorisation process
• What documentation will the FCA will expect to see?
• Lender responsibilities for authorised credit brokers

John Stocker, Manager, Consumer Credit Permissions,
Financial Conduct Authority

11:10 Panel discussion with Stephen Sklaroff, James Talbot and John Stocker

11:30 Refreshments

12:00 Assessing Affordability
• Current market analysis
• Assessing lenders’ financial commitments
• Selection of data and analytics available to lenders

Paul Russell, Director, Analytical Solutions

12:25 Used car trends
• Key trends in the used car market
• Analysis of vehicle segments and customer behaviour
• Working with finance companies

Spencer Lock, UK MD
British Car Auctions

12:50 Lunch

14:00 The European market and its effects on funding in the UK
• New and used vehicle volumes – why is the UK so different?
• Residual value trends – what’s happening where and why?
• Future considerations for UK funders

Rupert Pontin, Head of Valuations

14:25 Embedding the principles of FCA regulation – is the industry doing enough?
• Key car finance trends
• Interpreting the FCA’s expectations
• Black Horse’s approach to compliance

Chris Sutton, Managing Director
Black Horse

14:50 The challenges of operating a successful and compliant F&I department
• Dealer challenges now and in the future
• Customer expectations and likely changes
• What will the day to day life of a dealer look like?

Paul Bentley, Commercial Director
Lookers Plc

15:15 Panel discussion with Chris Sutton, Paul Bentley and Manufacturer

15:45 Closing remarks from the Chair

Steve Gowler, Managing Director,
RCI Financial Services

15:55 Conference closes