Join us at one of 20 NACFB events this autumn

“There’s no better forum to network, learn and debate with your industry peers” – Norman Chambers

2018 saw the Association stage more events than ever before; with nearly 500 finance professionals joining us at one of 30 events across the country. We continued to roll-out our events programme at pace in the first half of 2019, and we’ll be hitting the road once again this autumn for a diverse range of events tailored to the commercial finance broker. 

 

We’re staging eleven sector roundtable sessions 

Beyond the broader Member and Patron Days, our sector specific events provide the ideal forum to enhance your business proposition supporting your clients. Each day features up to five lender Patrons from each sector who rotate around tables in five twenty-minute ‘speed dating’ style sessions.

This enables delegates to receive valuable face time with representatives from each lender; discussing sector developments, products releases and updates, the latest rates and ways of enhancing the lender/broker dynamic.  

Following your feedback, we’ve tweaked the structure a little; allowing brokers and lenders to extract even greater value from the events. As with our H1 events programme, all upcoming roundtable events will see the sessions shortened and paired with complementary sectors, for example, our Commercial Mortgages roundtable day will share the billing with our Buy-to-let day – ideal for the diverse broker working with property clients.

The events are open to all brokers operating at any level, including non-NACFB Members. 

 

Introducing the NACFB webinar series 

We know that attending an event in person involves time away from the day job, so we’re trialling a webinar series exclusively for NACFB Members. 

We’ve scheduled two free online webinars looking at the key details brokers need to know ahead of the new Senior Managers & Certification Regime (SM&CR). This online workshop will feature expert insight from the NACFB Compliance team as well as an interactive Q&A. 

Check out our updated programme of regional events below, including Member and Patron days and be sure to secure your place today.

 

Autumn 2019 dates for your diary – click to register

 

 

The summer issue of Commercial Broker is out now

Read a digital version of our summer issue and Expo special here or below

 

Although our annual week of sunshine has come to rather an abrupt end, the summer issue of the NACFB’s Commercial Broker magazine is out today.

The July/August issue steps through 50 things we learned from a record-breaking Commercial Finance Expo; with quotes from the industry’s biggest players, to the number of shoes shined and ice creams eaten on stands throughout the day.

The issue also features insight from Lloyds Bank, Oblix Capital, Bloomsmith, Praetura Asset Finance, Catalyst Business Finance, Hope Capital, Tower Leasing, InterBay Commercial, Precise Mortgages, Octopus Property, Hitachi Capital, The SME Alliance, and Rockstead

You can also access the full digital archive of the NACFB magazine here.

Join the conversation
It’s not too late to get involved with the Commercial Broker magazine this year. We will always welcome high-quality thought leadership and robust opinion pieces from lender Patrons and broker Members alike.

All insightful feature articles from NACFB Patrons will remain at no cost, although more overtly advertorial and self-promoting pieces will incur a fee as outlined within our rate card.

Are you using the NACFB Bridging Finance Enquiry Form?

 

The NACFB has made available a standardised Bridging Finance Enquiry Form, for use by brokers introducing short-term bridging loans to lenders.

The form, available to directly download here, aims to increase the quality and consistency of client information a broker passes on to a lender.

The launch of the Bridging Finance Enquiry form follows calls from brokers, lenders and suppliers to ensure that there is greater uniformity and depth of data from the outset.

Speaking of the template document’s purpose, NACFB Managing Director Norman Chambers, said: “One target for the Association has been to raise professional standards in the short-term sector.

“This form has been designed with the support of some of our short-term funders, as maintaining quality and professionalism in the sector ultimately benefits us all,” he added.

Download the new template document here or by clicking below.

 

NACFB picks-up two honours at UK trade association awards

Association’s annual Expo and in-house magazine recognised as best in class

 

The National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB) has won both the prestigious ‘Event of the Year’ and ‘Publication of the Year’ at the Trade Association Forum (TAF) Best Practice awards 2019.

The NACFB, the UK’s largest independent and not-for-profit trade body for commercial finance intermediaries, was recognised for both its flagship Commercial Finance Expo event and in-house membership magazine, Commercial Broker.

The annual TAF awards, held at County Hall in London, is formally supported by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, recognises, rewards and promotes best practice amongst trade bodies in the UK.

The Association saw off competition from over 300 UK trade bodies to take home both awards, and was also highly commended in the ‘Good Governance’ category; with judges praising efforts to enhance the processes, documentation and cultures that the trade body operates under ‘from the ground up’.

Graham Toy, Chief Executive of the NACFB, said: “These awards embrace two vitally important engagement platforms and are a testimony to the professionalism of the whole team who are passionate about continually raising the bar for the benefit of our Members.”

Paul Goodman, Chair of the NACFB, commented: “To have third-party endorsement and acknowledgement of the efforts we have been making to improve the membership experience is vitally important.

Our annual expo in Birmingham – and the refreshed Commercial Broker magazine – are just two of the many ways that we are striving to be the professional association of choice for all UK commercial finance brokers,” Paul added.

The awards come less than a month after the Association staged its largest ever Expo at the NEC in Birmingham; at which it gave away copies of its new-look monthly magazine.