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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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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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Managing mental health in the workplace

12 February 2019, London

It’s never been more important for employers to engage with employees about their mental health. This event aims to provide a practical guide to promoting positive outcomes and avoiding legal pitfalls. It will be useful to business leaders, HR or health and safety professionals involved in managing people and responsible for employee well-being and absence.

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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.

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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.

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Unfinished business....GDPR, PSD2 and SM&CR - where are we now?

27 February 2019, London

This interactive seminar, run in conjunction with Addleshaw Goddard LLP, focuses on the three biggest implementation exercises of recent years – the GDPR, PSD2, and SM&CR.  All three are now in force, with further change looming on the horizon in the form of strong customer authentication and open banking. 

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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.

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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.  

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Lending in later life

19 March 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.

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Beyond Help to Buy - new ideas to support homeownership

21 March 2019, London

The UK’s housing crisis continues to ensure that many borrowers struggle to make the dream of homeownership a reality without assistance. The success of Help to Buy since 2013 has shown the valuable role housing schemes can play in helping people buy homes. This half-day event will showcase some of the new housing schemes hitting the market over the next 12 months.

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Crisis PR in the digital age

26 March 2019, London

Regulatory focus is moving increasingly towards ensuring that societies, and their communications teams, are well prepared for a range of potential crisis scenarios.  This event will help you plan and prepare your communications responses in a way that will help your society meet regulatory requirements.  You will understand best practice, be able to enhance your organisation’s readiness and be better prepared yourself to take action and offer internal counsel. 

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NEDs' dinner, hosted by KPMG

Wednesday 22 May 2019, London

We will once again be holding a NEDs' dinner as part of our programme of events taking place around the BSA Annual Conference.  This dinner is one in a series of networking dinners specifically geared for the Chairs and NEDs of BSA members. It take place under the Chatham House Rule and the objective is to discuss a range of pertinent topics as a group over the course of dinner. 

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CEOs' forum

Wednesday 22 May 2019, London

This forum before the BSA Annual Conference is for member chief executives to discuss the issues of the day.  

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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. 

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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.

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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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