Events

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

5 December 2017, London

This year's annual event, in conjunction with Addleshaw Goddard LLP, deals with a range of key topical legal, compliance, regulatory, risk and secretarial 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 2018.

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Cyber simulation exercise

8 December 2017, London

Cyber-simulation exercises are recommended as a means of testing your plans to manage the aftermath of a successful cyber-attack. The BSA have been working, in conjunction with EY, to set up the opportunity for members to take part in a building society-specific exercise which will test their incident management capability.

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Introduction for new NEDs

12 December 2017, London

This programme delivers an intensive introduction for new directors to the business, board and regulatory environments. It also facilitates an exchange of ideas with industry peers through interactive sessions and informal networking.

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Risk across the board

13 December 2017, London

Risk management is a fundamental responsibility for regulated firms and their senior management. This interactive programme for NEDs concentrates on key risk areas - prudential, conduct and operational resilience risk, with an emphasis on prevention rather than cure.

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Annual update for Chairmen and NEDs

14 December 2017, London

This programme delivers an update for chairmen and NEDs on matters affecting the sector and an exchange of views and ideas on strategic issues.

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BSA Associates meeting

18 January 2018, 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.

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Crisis PR in the digital age

23 January 2018, London

The reputation of your society or credit union is one of your major assets.  Your reputation affects whether you retain existing members and recruit new ones. When an issue arises or a crisis hits, the way that you as communicators handle it can make the difference between enhancing your society’s reputation and losing it.  This one-day programme will equip delegates with the knowledge and skills to enable them to deal these issues effectively.

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An introduction to treasury management

7 February 2018, 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

8 February 2018, 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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Annual Conference 2018

23 & 24 May 2018, Manchester

Our annual conference is the biggest event in our calendar attracting over 600 delegates to network and hear about the key issues facing our sector through thought-leading keynotes, discussions, exhibition floor and social events.

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