Society Matters: Summer 2024

In this edition we hear from a wide range of experts following their insightful sessions at the Building Societies Conference which took place in May.

This edition of the magazine provides a chance to hear more from some of the thought-provoking speakers at the Conference, on a wide range of topics relevant to the building society and credit union sectors. Read about the world of climate financial risks, tackling the societal issue of financial inclusion, the future of savings and operational resilience - and much more.


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In this edition:

  • Balancing the benefits of home ownership, debating financial exclusion - Robin Fieth, BSA
  • If you could do one thing as Chancellor to set the economy on a new path, what would it be? Lydia Prieg (New Economics Foundation) and Professor Trevor Williams (Economist)
  • An introduction to climate financial risks - Professor Jason A. Lowe OBE & Professor Iain Clacher
  • Melton Building Society's transformation journey - Rita Bullivant, Melton Building Society
  • Reaping the benefits of collaborating on technology - Frances McCann, Scotwest Credit Union
  • Real solutions for real problems - let's keep innovating to help first-time buyers - Jennifer Lloyd, Skipton Building Society
  • Building a fully digital property market - John Reynolds, Coadjute
  • Are you operationally resilience enough? Laura Moore, Protiviti & Dave Gardner, TLT LLP
  • Solving the home energy efficiency problem, one retrofit at a time - Colin Calder, Digital Buildings Limited
  • The future of savings: Innovation opportunities for building societies - Peter Neufeld, EY
  • Going mobile? Redefining omnichannel member experiences - Abby Foulkes, Sopra Banking Software
  • What AI means for building societies, credit unions and their members - Katie Clinton, KPMG UK


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