Asset Finance

Consumer Finance

Motor Finance

2016 Annual Asset Finance Conference

09.00 Registration and coffee

10.00 Chairman’s introduction

10.05 FLA update
Stephen Sklaroff, Finance & Leasing Association

10.20 Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and SMEs
• Overview of the work of the LEPs and Growth Hubs
• Work of Enterprise 3
• Opportunities to work with LEPs
Geoff French, Enterprise 3

10.50 Britsh Business Bank update
• An update on asset finance funding
• The development of the Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme to cover asset finance
Bernie Skivington, British Business Bank

11.05 FCA: where are we now?
• Authorisation update
• Thematic reviews on early arrears & staff remuneration
• Call for Input on the Consumer Credit Act (CCA) Retained Provisions
• FCA approach to SMEs as users of financial services
Jo Owens, Eversheds

11.35 Coffee Break

12.00 Lease accounting
• EFRAG adoption of the new international standard (IFRS16)
• Overview of the new standard
• Wider implications for leasing to SMEs & the Public Sector
Charlotte Lo, KPMG

12.30 Protecting customer data from cybercriminals
• Examples of recent data hacks and outcomes
• How and why motor finance providers may be (or are) at risk
• Guidance on preventing cyber-attacks and reassuring customers their data is safe
Stuart Green, Digital Engineering Ltd.

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Online platforms
• How the referral process works
• How the three designated online platforms will work
• Opportunities for funders
Olly Betts, Business Finance Compared
Conrad Ford, Funding Options
Katrin Herrling, Funding Xchange

14.45 FLA Asset Finance Qualification
• Content of the qualification
• Delivery of the qualification
• How the qualification will develop staff
Martin Day, ifs University College

15.15 Ways to reach the customer: the motor finance experience
• Lenders’ approach to innovation
• The challenge of meeting all needs in a tripartite relationship
• The evolution of the modern consumer’s resistance to marketing
Karl Werner, Moto Novo Finance

15.45 Chairman’s closing remarks

16.00 Conference closes