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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Audit, accounting and regulatory update

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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NEDs networking dinner

10 October 2017, Birmingham

The BSA is hosting a private networking dinner for NEDs from different societies to meet, network and discuss current burning issues.

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Annual meet-up for mortgage professionals

12 October 2017, London

Our next meet-up for mortgage professionals will cover current lending and future trends, with the keynote speech provided by the FCA’s mortgage sector manager Lynda Blackwell with a deep-dive into building society mortgage lending over the last year.

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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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Media training for senior executives

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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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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An introduction to treasury management

1 November 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

2 November 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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Basel 4

The BSA is working with KPMG to put on a full day seminar in London to provide members with the latest update on the Basel capital framework, and in particular on the outcome from the 'Basel 4' reviews of standardised and IRB credit risk and operational risk which was due to be published in January.

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Credit risk management

7 November 2017

This full-day seminar aims to bring non-specialist delegates from BSA members up to a good foundation knowledge of modern credit risk management. It will cover the formulation of prudent credit policies, risk management, monitoring and mitigation, and the feedback loop from data analysis into credit policy.

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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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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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