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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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.  


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. 


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. 


EBA outsourcing guidelines - an overview

Webinar on Tuesday 4 June at 12 noon

In February, the EBA published the final version of its guidelines on outsourcing arrangements.  These come into force on 30 September 2019.  Any outsourcing arrangements entered into, reviewed, or amended by building societies after that date must comply with the guidelines.That does not leave much time for societies.  Dial into this webinar to find out what you should be doing now, and what you can leave until later,


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.


NEDs networking dinner

18 June 2019, Leeds

This dinner is one in a series of networking dinners specifically geared for the Chairs and NEDs of BSA members. The objective is to discuss a range of pertinent topics as a group over the course of the dinner.


Seminar for members of risk and audit committees

18 June 2019, London

This event, run in conjunction with Deloitte, will provide relevant updates for members of risk committees and audit committees. Starting with a sector stocktake, Deloitte experts will cover key developments and hot topics across conduct and prudential risk, accounting and audit, and other relevant subject areas, finishing with a future horizon-scan. 


VAT and free banking webinar

Wednesday, 19 June at 12 noon

This is the latest instalment in a series of webinars to discuss various issues facing the building society sector.  It is a follow up session to the webinar that we hosted in March with HMRC and PwC and is only open to those who took part in the first session.


Liquidity, funding and ALM update

25 June 2019, London

The BSA, in conjunction with ALMIS International, brings you this full-day seminar covering a range of current and relevant topics across liquidity, treasury and asset/liability management for building societies and smaller banks.


Cyber simulation exercise

28 June 2019, 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.


Fast start seminar for new directors

2 July 2019, London

This introductory seminar for new non-executive directors delivers an intensive introduction to the business, board and regulatory environments. It also facilitates an informal exchange of ideas with industry peers. The event will have strong interactive components and will be important to anyone who has recently joined a BSA member’s board.


Arrears handling

4 July 2019, London

This bespoke one-day course, in partnership with the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), is designed to help navigate the ever more complex area of arrears handling.  It will give an overview of regulatory requirements as well as a basic understanding of the legal process of repossession. In addition, the regulator expects an arrears handler to be able to identify vulnerable customers, deal with them in an understanding and sensitive way and take into consideration their vulnerability when discussing missed payments on their accounts. 


“CRR 2 lands, Basel 4 ready for take-off"

9 July 2019, London

The incoming flight is the “CRR 2” package, which following adoption in the EU, is expected to take effect (including in the UK) from this summer onwards. The outgoing flight is implementation of the “Basel 4” framework, the latest, and we hope last, stage in post-crisis regulatory repair.  This half-day seminar will be invaluable for society staff who need to keep track of prudential regulation, and could also be useful for senior leaders and non-executives.


Lending in later life

17 September 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.


NEDs networking dinner

24 September 2019, London

This dinner is one in a series of networking dinners specifically geared for the Chairs and NEDs of BSA members. Its objective is to discuss a range of pertinent topics as a group over the course of the dinner.


An introduction to treasury management

25 September 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. 


Treasury risk management

26 September 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. 


Audit, accounting, risk & regulatory update

3 October 2019, Leicester

In a highly specialist and regulated sector it is important for societies and auditors to keep up to date with changing audit, accounting, risk and regulatory requirements. This event provides a summary of recent changes and reminders of key requirements and explains the implications for building societies and their auditors


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