Inaugural FIBA Conference agenda announced



New trade body, the Financial Intermediary & Broker Association (FIBA), which holds its inaugural annual conference on the 17th January 2018 in London, has revealed the full agenda for this launch event, taking place at BAFTA 195 Piccadilly.

Published on the FIBA event webpage, the programme will commence with registration at 11am, when delegates will have the chance to network, meet sponsors and find out more about their products, and become acquainted with the FIBA membership team.

The conference itself will begin with the Chairman’s address and a short presentation from the primary supporter of FIBA, The SimplyBiz Group.

Announced in December, Michael Saunders, a member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee, will deliver the keynote address.

Two panels are planned for the day: one tackling competition in the bridging finance industry and the other looking at the opportunities in store for the wider UK lending market in 2018.

Lenders Octopus Property, Masthaven, West One Loans, Together and Market Financial Solutions lend their expertise to the first panel, whilst the second group features Ortus Secured Finance, Assetz Capital, OakNorth Bank and CG & Co.

Lunch and networking drinks conclude the programme for the day.

The conference will bring together lenders and intermediaries, including members of the AOBP whose membership will move to FIBA. It will also provide opportunities to understand the aims of the Association and how it can benefit both intermediary and lender members.

Sponsors for this event include Octopus Property, Masthaven, West One Loans, Market Financial Solutions, CG & Co, Together and Ortus Secured Finance.

A spokesman for the FIBA Executive Committee commented:

“Support for FIBA’s first event has been very encouraging. The quality of our sponsors and panel members is a promising start for an organisation committed to representing both the specialist property finance sector and the wider lending community.”