Welcome to the AABF Events page
Here you will find the list of events we are supporting during the year.
23 October 2018
THE FP SHOW GETS BEHIND MORTGAGE SLEEP OUT
The Finance Professional Show is lending its support to Mortgage Sleep Out, with a number of initiatives to raise awareness and sponsorship for the charity event.
Attendees of The Finance Professional Show at Olympia London on 7 November will have the chance to visit a Mortgage Sleep Out stand to find out more information, register to take part or pledge their support. There will also be opportunities to make donations around the show and a charity raffle for everyone who donates at least £5, with Twenty7Tec donating three all-new Echo Shows, which will be given out during the day.
Mortgage Sleep Out will take place on Friday 30th November, with nearly 900 participants already confirmed to spend the night sleeping rough at events across the UK to raise money for its charity partner, End Youth Homelessness.
William Lloyd, Director of Operations at Brightstar says:
“We’ve been blown away by the amount of support the industry has shown for Mortgage Sleep Out and this support has helped us to achieve things we didn’t think were possible just a couple of months ago. The Finance Professional Show has been kind enough to support the cause and I urge anybody attending the event to visit the Mortgage Sleep Out Stand to get involved or lend your support. Thank you to James Tucker and the team at Twenty7Tec for providing a raffle prize for the event. We are building something very special and we can make a real difference to the lives of homeless people across the UK.”
Buster Tolfree, Commercial Director – Specialist Mortgages at United Trust Bank, says:
“Mortgage Sleep Out is a fantastic initiative. Often it is easy to forget those less fortunate, that have far less than the quality of life we enjoy every day, and it’s great to see so many people from the industry coming together to support something that really matters. This year’s Finance Professional Show looks set to be the best yet and hopefully all of the delegates will be able to support Mortgage Sleep Out, either by registering to take part or making a donation.”
Launched in 2013, The Finance Professional Show has become the industry’s must-attend exhibition for finance professionals specialising in specialist mortgages, secured loans, commercial finance, bridging finance, equity release and insurance.
This year’s show takes place at Olympia London on 7 November from 9.30am to 4.30pm, featuring almost 100 lenders and providers and is sponsored by 365 Business Finance, Market Financial Solutions,
Octopus Property, Kuflink Bridging, Just Cash Flow, Nucleus Commercial Finance and London Credit.
Full details and registration for The Finance Professional Show are available at financeprofessionalshow.co.uk
16th October 2018
HM Treasury confirmed to speak on diversity at The Finance Professional Show
Representatives from HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter team have been confirmed to take part in a panel discussion on the role of diversity targets at The Finance Professional Show.
Deborah Ejim-McCubbin, Policy Advisor, Women in Finance Charter at HM Treasury, will introduce the session titled “Diversity – addressing the imbalance”, which takes place at The Finance Professional Show on Wednesday 7 November.
Deborah will provide an overview of the Women in Finance Charter, talk about the Charter’s March 2018 annual review, and about the Government Equalities Office ‘What Works’ advice to employers, before a wider group discussion on diversity.
Earlier this year, Clare Jupp, People Development Director at Brightstar, took the lead by co-hosting an event with HM Treasury and Virgin Money to bring the importance of the Charter to the attention of various specialist finance industry stakeholders.
Joining Deborah and Clare on the panel at the FP Show will be Becky Hewitt, Vice Chair of the Women in Finance Charter Board and Director of People at Leeds Building Society, and Adrian Moloney, Sales Director at OneSavings Bank. The session will be chaired by Beth Fisher, Editor at Medianett.
Women in Finance will also host a stand at the event, providing delegates with the opportunity find out more about the Charter and register their interest about becoming signatories.
Deborah Ejim-McCubbin says: “The Women in Finance Charter reflects the government’s ambition to see gender balance at all levels across financial services firms. This is a great opportunity to talk about how firms can continue to take action on this and contribute to having a really positive impact on the financial services sector as a whole.”
Adrian Moloney says: “Gender equality should be a key focus in every industry, not just financial services, and within OneSavings Bank as a result of our commitment to the Women in Finance Charter, it’s been an area of genuine focus. For example, we have seen good progress in respect of the number of female employees undertaking senior management positions. We do need to ensure an ongoing focus and that’s why events such as these are so important and I’m very happy to be involved. Gender equality can never really be achieved if men are not involved in the discussion, debate and, ultimately, action. Whilst we acknowledge there isn’t a quick fix, this is a great opportunity to discuss together and share the best practices that can contribute positively both to the charter and the broader subject of gender equality.”
Becky Hewitt says: “It needs everyone to take what may be small, but clear, steps to have a positive impact on our industry’s female talent pipeline. This event is focused on providing insight and sharing good ideas which are already working – come along, collaborate and be the person who makes a difference in your business.”
Clare Jupp says: “I believe that these activities represent real action and have the power to make a significant impact upon a huge audience. The involvement and support of HM Treasury and the Vice Chair of the Women in Finance Committee, alongside signatories and businesses who are already doing a great deal to progress the diversity agenda, gives huge credibility to this work.
“I am determined that this industry will become a more inclusive one and one that will provide equal opportunity to all who are part of it. We need your support: what are you waiting for?”
The Finance Professional Show takes place at Olympia London on 7 November from 9.30am to 4.30pm and is sponsored by 365 Business Finance, Market Financial Solutions, Octopus Property, Kuflink Bridging, Just Cash Flow, Nucleus Commercial Finance and London Credit.
Full details and registration are available at financeprofessionalshow.co.uk
Finance Professionals Show
7th November 2018
11 September 2018
Property investment has a bright future despite Brexit uncertainty
A panel of industry experts have agreed that the outlook for property investment in the UK remains positive, despite the uncertainty around continued Brexit negotiations.
Paresh Raja, CEO of Market Financial Solutions, says: “With Brexit scheduled to take place in March 2019, there is still much uncertainty surrounding the nature of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. However, such ambiguity has not dampened the spirits of prospective homebuyers and property investors.
“Historically, real estate has proven itself to be a safe and secure asset by offering stable, long-term returns. As a result, demand for property remains high. Recent figures revealed that the average house prise in the UK rose by 3% in the 12 months to June 2018 and this positive trend has been met with enthusiasm from landlords, with new research saying that more than half feel positive about the current state of the market. Inspiring confidence throughout the sector, this development signifies a positive outlook for the future of the property market over the coming year, particularly in light of the fast approaching Brexit deadline.”
Mario Berti, CEO of Octopus Property, agrees, adding: “Despite wider market uncertainty, the returns available from owning, investing in and developing the right type of real estate continue to be favourable versus other asset classes, something that we expect to continue moving forward.
“This is for a number of reasons including: the supply/demand imbalance (not enough houses being built), the continued availability of cheap credit and a healthy economy. Let’s not forget the fact that the UK remains a great place to do business.”
And this positive sentiment is reflected by James Bloom, Managing Director of Short Term Lending at Masthaven, who comments that while the UK has suffered a housing slowdown, with many investors choosing to hold until market conditions become clearer after Brexit, the market continues to be upbeat.
He says: “The short-term sector has remained buoyant and continues to perform well. We are seeing more new entrants coming into the market which is increasing competition and providing customers with an even wider choice of products. This has led to even more product innovation as lenders compete in this increasingly popular market. We have exciting updates as we further enhance our product range and look forward to sharing the news with the market in due course.”
Intermediaries can learn more about upcoming developments and the future of the market after March 2019 at The Finance Professional Show, which takes place at Olympia London on 7 November. The show features a CPD-certified multi-format conference programme, with an opportunity to quiz industry experts on their view foe the market, and almost 100 lenders and providers, including Market Financial Solutions, Octopus Property and Masthaven.
Speaking about the show, Masthaven’s Bloom says: “We have a long-standing relationship with The Finance Professional Show and are confident that the show this year will be another great success – it’s a great opportunity to have such a large part of the broker community all under one roof.”
This year’s show takes from 9.30am to 4.30pm and is sponsored by 365 Business Finance, Market Financial Solutions, Octopus Property, Kuflink Bridging, Just Cash Flow and Nucleus Commercial Finance.
Full details and registration are available at financeprofessionalshow.co.uk
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