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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Lending in later life

24 October 2018 and 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.

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An introduction to treasury management

31 October and 28 November 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

1 November and 29 November 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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BSA Chairman's Lunch

6 November 2018, London

One of our regular chairman's lunches, hosted by the BSA Chairman, where a small group of chairs gather for an informal discussion following BSA Council meetings.

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Trust in the digital age

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, Science Gallery London

This event has been cancelled. 

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CEOs' forum

6 November 2018, London

This is a forum for BSA member chief executives to discuss the issues of the day.  

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Conduct 2018 - Your people

15 November 2018, London

Our Conduct 2018 event series examines conduct from all practical aspects – your customers, your regulators, and your people.  This event examines how employment law and practice aligns with the SM&CR rules, how the SM&CR arrangements are working at a practical ‘people’ level, the management and reporting of conduct breach, ‘reasonable steps’ for senior managers, the place of indemnity and insurance, and the link between culture and conduct.

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NEDs Networking Dinner

20 November 2018, Birmingham

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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Arrears & Possessions

20 November 2018, London

This seminar will explore effective ways to embed an arrears and forbearance process which ensures, taking account of the FCA’s expectations, that you have the tools and techniques to deliver consistently fair outcomes for your customers, based on their individual circumstances.

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Cyber simulation exercise

22 November 2018, London

Cyber-simulation exercises are recommended as a means of testing your plans to manage the aftermath of a successful cyber-attack. This simulation, organised in conjunction with EY, provides an opportunity to take part in a building society-specific exercise which will test your incident management capability. FULLY BOOKED.

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Workplace diversity - by design

30 November 2018, London

It’s a demonstrable fact that the power of difference that comes from workplace diversity helps organisations drive better performance. This event is designed to help members and associates get the best person for the job by building the best teams and at the same time increasing diversity.

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Introduction for new NEDs

4 December 2018, 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

5 December 2018, 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

6 December 2018, 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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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.

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Local & regional building societies conference

28 February & 1 March 2019, Celtic Manor, Newport

A key event in the building society calendar, the 2019 conference, hosted by Monmouthshire Building Society will focus on digital and innovation. 

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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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