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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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Crisis PR in the digital age

26 March 2019, London

Regulatory focus is moving increasingly towards ensuring that societies, and their communications teams, are well prepared for a range of potential crisis scenarios.  This event will help you plan and prepare your communications responses in a way that will help your society meet regulatory requirements.  You will understand best practice, be able to enhance your organisation’s readiness and be better prepared yourself to take action and offer internal counsel. 

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Financial education

2 April 2019, London

The BSA and Young Money are working together to provide a white-label financial education service for building societies. Members will be able to use these resources to start, or build on, a financial education programme.
Come along to this free event for BSA members to understand how your society can make use of the materials.

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Arrears handling

4 April & 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. 

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An introduction to treasury management

1 May 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. 

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Treasury risk management

2 May 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. 

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Media training for senior executives

9 May 2019, London

The reputation of your society is one of your major business assets.  Particularly in a crisis, the way that you handle the media can make the difference between enhancing your society’s reputation and losing it.  In the good times, communicating with the media is still one of the most effective ways of getting your message across to a large audience. This one-day programme will give participants a framework to understand how to navigate the media.  

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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.  

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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. 

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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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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.

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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 horizon-scan of current risks and challenges, Deloitte experts will cover key developments and hot topics across conduct and prudential risk, accounting and audit, and other relevant subject areas.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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