ASTL: Lending in an uncertain world

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The ASTL today announces the full line up of speakers for its conference taking place two weeks from today, on 22nd September at Painters’ Hall in the City of London, near Barbican tube station. The conference will take place from 9am-1pm followed by a buffet lunch.

The conference, entitled ‘Lending in an Uncertain World’, will look at the events facing bridging and short term lending. It will also look at the wider economy and housing industry and what attendees can do to ensure that their businesses are fit for success and prepared for what might be coming around the corner.

The keynote speaker is Lord Daniel Finkelstein, a Times columnist, former adviser and speech writer for both John Major and William Hague. Lord Finkelstein, who was also a director of the social market foundation and chairman of the Policy Exchange, is renowned for examining social cohesion while ensuring the vigour of the market economy. His speech, which will be particularly relevant at this time of change, is likely to give valuable insights to both the political and social arenas, and will help attendees prepare for what might be around the corner.

Other speakers will include:

  • Lynda Blackwell of the FCA
  • Susan Emmett of Savills, a UK property analyst
  • Alan Capper, economist and former Head of Credit Strategy at both Lloyds Banking Group and Lehman brothers. Alan will look at the UK’s aging population and what that means for both UK infrastructure and finance.
  • Nick Cartwright tax partner at accountant Smith and Williamson, on the effects of the changing tax landscape.
  • Benson Hersch, chief executive of the ASTL said:

    “The ASTL conference has become a renowned fixture in the calendar for lenders, advisers and suppliers to the bridging and short term lending industry. The conference will examine how everybody associated with the bridging industry can prepare themselves for a successful future by looking at what is around the corner that might affect our industry.”