Knowledge sharing and educational events for building societies that increase awareness of business issues and provide the tools and skills that industry professionals need to develop their roles. Many of our events are open to other mortgage lenders and product providers.

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Legal and compliance seminar

13 December 2018, London

This annual event will cover a range of key topical legal, compliance and regulatory issues. It is timed to provide an opportunity not only to review the past year but also to horizon scan what is likely to be important in 2019.


IR35 webinar

9 January 2019 at 12 noon

This is the latest instalment in a series of member-only webinars produced by PwC to discuss issues facing the building society sector. Building societies will be aware of the ongoing consultation in relation to the tax treatment of "off payroll working", commonly referred to as "IR35".  Importantly, HMRC announced on 29 October 2018 that the reforms introduced into the public sector in April 2017 will be extended to the private sector. While these do not take effect until April 2020, there is potentially a lot for societies to do in the meantime. 


Lending in later life

15 January 2019, London

With people over 65 currently holding £1.5 trillion in housing wealth, and with mortgage borrowing in this age group projected to double by 2030, lending in later life has the potential to be a huge growth area for building societies in the years to come. This one-day course is designed to upskill Mortgage Advisers to understand the wider implications and possibilities for customers looking to raise money in later life.


BSA Associates meeting

17 January 2019, London

The objective of this free-to-attend meeting is to help BSA Associate members understand what it is really like to work with building societies, the business conditions facing mutuals and how they are reacting to market changes. It will also help Associates understand how they should tailor their approaches to BSA members in order to maximise their opportunities for working with mutual businesses.


An introduction to treasury management

6 February 2019, London

The objective of this course is to introduce participants to treasury management. It provides an overview of treasury operations within financial services, more specifically within building societies and within the regulatory environment. Following this there is an in-depth study of treasury operations, focusing on liquidity, wholesale funding, credit risk and financial risk. 


Treasury risk management

7 February 2019, London

The objective of this course is to provide participants with an overview of the financial and balance sheet risks a building society faces as a consequence of being a mortgage lender and how these risks are managed by the treasury department. 


Brexit - the final frontier? Or the Empire strikes back?

8 February 2019, London

This half-day seminar, which will be based on the latest situation regarding a Withdrawal Agreement, aims to give practical help and reassurance to BSA members in the run up to Brexit day. The BSA is very pleased to welcome experts from Allen & Overy to guide delegates through this important topic. 


Competition law breach

14 February 2019, London

The BSA has partnered with competition law specialists from our Associates, Eversheds Sutherland LLP, to bring you a practical event focusing on competition law breach and how to mitigate the risk.  It will be an important event for risk, legal, compliance, product and marketing practitioners.  In view of the risk of sanction against senior managers, it is likely to be of significant interest to senior management as well.


NEDs networking dinner

20 February 2019, London

An opportunity for you to discuss a variety of topics with fellow NEDs from a range of societies under the Chatham House rule.


Local & regional building societies conference

28 February & 1 March 2019, Celtic Manor, Newport

The 2019 conference hosted by Monmouthshire Building Society will bring together colleagues from across the sector to hear from leading organisations who are providing financial services with digital solutions. With speakers from a number of organisations including, Nationwide, EY, Payment Cloud Technologies and Unisys the two day conference will assist delegates in understanding what consumers want, and how the building society sector can challenge for more market share using digital capabilities.


Media training for senior executives

14 March 2019, London

The reputation of your society is one of your major business assets.  Particularly in a crisis, the way that you handle the media can make the difference between enhancing your society’s reputation and losing it.  In the good times, communicating with the media is still one of the most effective ways of getting your message across to a large audience. This one-day programme will give participants a framework to understand how to navigate the media.  


Annual Conference 2019

Thursday 23 & Friday 24 May 2019, London

Our annual conference offers a great opportunity to exchange views and ideas with peers and wider industry contacts through our thought-leading keynotes, breakouts, exhibition floor and social events. 


Mortgage underwriting

11 & 12 June 2019

In recent years the recognised career path to mortgage underwriter has changed substantially, partly due to the changing nature of mortgage advice. This intensive two-day course is designed to fully equip underwriters with the knowledge required to carry out their role effectively.


NEDs networking dinner

18 June 2019, Leeds

An opportunity for you to discuss a variety of topics with fellow NEDs from a range of societies under the Chatham House rule.


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