Patron Terms and Conditions

In the interests of confidentiality, all NACFB staff work under confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements.

If you would like a specific confidentiality and non-disclosure agreement for your organisation, please request this by email – admin@nacfb.org.uk

NACFB – TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS

These are our Terms and Conditions of Business and we ask you to take the time to read them. Any reference to ‘we’, ‘us’, ‘our’ or ‘company’ means NACFB. Any reference to ‘you’ or ‘your’, or any similar expression means the individual, company, or organisation with whom we will be working with. Any reference to ‘Patron’, means your named status once you have entered into this contractual agreement.

Patrons of the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers

1. Your Patronage Membership:

You will be required to complete the online registration form which is the contractual agreement to subscribe to NACFB. If your registration is accepted, then you will receive a written confirmation by email that you have become a Patron of NACFB. Registration is assigned to you and you are not allowed to re-assign the rights and obligations elsewhere without prior written consent.

Patrons of the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers are entitled to receive;

  • A listing on the official NACFB portal, promoting the types of finance you provide
  • You will receive invitations to a full diary of events, seminars, trainings and networking opportunities across the whole of the UK throughout the year
  • You will receive a reduced rate for a stand at the annual NACFB Commercial Finance Expo at The NEC in June
  • You will receive an invitation to attend the NACFB annual Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony – tables of ten can be purchased
  • We provide you the assurance that all NACFB Brokers are fully accredited before introducing business to you
  • You will have access to our complete broker list – available upon request
  • You can attend roundtable Lender meetings with Executive and Board Members of the NACFB to discuss and debate issues impacting the commercial finance industry
  • You will have opportunities to hold joint Broker Days with the NACFB and sponsor a full suite of events

Your Patron fee includes the opportunity to submit thought leadership pieces for publication in our monthly magazine with a print run of c3000 an e-version is also available.

In addition, the NACFB provides a voice for all its members and the industry. Our Executive team are regularly to be found attending and speaking with the FCA, other financial trade bodies, the Bank of England, the BBB and the department of Business Innovation and Skills, on various subjects including, any potential changes and the industry in general.

2. CANCELLATION/TERMINATION:

You may cancel your subscription by emailing us at admin@nacfb.org.uk

We may terminate your Patronage to the NACFB immediately by giving you written notice if you breach the conditions of these Terms and Conditions.

Upon termination of your Patronage status, all and any rights and licences granted to you under these Terms and Conditions automatically cease and you may not use any NACFB intellectual property.

Failure to pay your Patronage to NACFB: If you fail to pay any Patronage fee on the due date we may, without prejudice, suspend/cancel your Membership until payment has been made.

3. COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARKS:

You acknowledge that all intellectual property rights pertaining to NACFB that are utilised by your organisation, as a Patron, are owned by or licensed by NACFB, including but not limited to:

We hereby grant you a non-exclusive and non-transferrable licence to use such copyrighted material solely for the purposes of your Patronage status with NACFB in accordance with these conditions.

You undertake to follow the instructions given in the permitted use of the copyrighted material and any of our other intellectual property rights.

We reserve the right to terminate immediately your right to use any of the copyrighted material by giving you written notice if, in our opinion, your continued use could be prejudicial to the reputation of the Company and/or its other Subscribers.

4. OUR LIABILITY:

To the fullest extent permitted by law, we the company and any third parties connected to us shall not be liable to you, the Patron for any costs, expenses, loss, or damage (whether direct, indirect, or consequential, and whether economic or other) arising from your exercise of any rights granted to you under these conditions. We hereby expressly exclude all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law, or equity. Nothing in these conditions shall have the effect of excluding or limiting any liability for death or personal injury caused by negligence or for fraud.

5. INDEMNITY:

As a Patron, you will indemnify NACFB against all liabilities, costs, expenses, damages, and losses.

This includes any direct, indirect, or consequential losses, loss of profit, loss of reputation, and all interest penalties and legal and other reasonable professional costs and expenses suffered or incurred by us, that arise out of or in connection with any breach of these conditions by you including (but not limited to); any breach of any provisions relating to the licensing of the Company’s intellectual property to the Patron or out of our use, review and standards of any materials.

6. CONFIDENTIALITY:

Each party undertakes that it shall not disclose to any person any confidential information concerning the business, affairs, customers, clients, or suppliers of the other party.

Each party may disclose the other party’s confidential information:

To its employees, officers, representatives, or advisers who need to know such information for the purposes of carrying out the party’s obligations under this agreement. Each party shall ensure that its employees, officers, representatives, or advisers to whom it discloses the other party’s confidential information comply with this clause.

As may be required by law, court order or any other governmental or regulatory authority, no party shall use any other party’s confidential information for any purpose other than to perform its obligations under these conditions.