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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Corporate planning workshop

14 June 2017, Manchester

This workshop, in conjunction with EY, will focus on the corporate planning process, from how to create a successful strategy to dealing with the main challenges in the current regulatory and economic environment.

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Liquidity, funding and treasury management

15 June 2017, London

The BSA, in conjunction with ALMIS International, brings you a major full-day seminar on various current topics across liquidity, funding and treasury management for building societies and smaller banks.

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Payments seminar

20 June 2017, London

This year's seminar will cover a range of topical payment issues including: PSD2, ring-fencing and changes to account details, cheque imaging and more. This full day seminar aims to give a ‘heads up’ on what to expect and provide clarity and guidance as firms prepare to implement major changes in the year ahead.

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An introduction to treasury management

28 June 2017, 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

29 June 2017, 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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Seminar for members of risk and audit committees

4 July 2017, London

This event, run in conjunction with Deloitte, will provide relevant updates for members of risk committees and audit committees. Starting with a horizon-scan of current risks and challenges, Deloitte experts will cover key developments and hot topics in cyber and data management, accounting, internal audit, conduct risk and prudential risk.

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Media training for senior executives

5 July 2017, London

This one-day programme will give participants a framework to understand how to navigate the media.  Delegates will gain practical experience of preparing for and handling broadcast interviews, including those caused by crises.  At the end of the day you will communicate with more authority and personal credibility, be able to pitch your message at the right level and achieve a more successful outcome. It’s not just about media training but gaining media confidence.

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Audit, accounting and regulatory

5 October 2017, Leicester

This very popular annual seminar, in conjunction with KPMG LLP, provides a summary of recent changes and reminders of key requirements and explains the implications for building societies and their auditors, with presentations from specialists with extensive financial sector and building society experience.

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Strengthening accountability in banking: work to date and the 'final phase': practicalities

17 October 2017, London

This seminar is the latest in a long-line of BSA events on the subject. As well as taking a practical look at how our members are implementing the current requirements, this event also examines the more recent developments, including the regulatory guidance on the new duty of responsibility, the extension of some of the conduct rules to notified NEDs,and the other SMR ‘adjustments and optimisations’.

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Local & regional building societies conference

1 & 2 November 2017, Manchester

This annual conference for local & regional building societies focuses on the priorities and opportunities in our market today. It is aimed at NEDs, executives and senior managers from building societies and others working to support our sector.

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CEOs Forum

14 November 2017, London

A discussion forum for chief executives covering BSA strategy work and other issues.

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BSA Annual Lunch

15 November 2017, London

Join us at the Annual Lunch to celebrate our sector's achievements, to discuss matters of interest with industry peers and to network with key contacts from government, regulators, industry bodies, the media and other organisations that work closely with and support the mutual sector.

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Mortgage underwriting

22 & 23 November, London

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

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