Welcome MALG members and contacts! I hope you’re all well and enjoyed the May bank holidays and the fantastic weather that came with them! If you’re reading this, you’ve opted to continue to receive communication from MALG following the introduction of GDPR so thank you and welcome back!
National Members Meeting and AGM
The next National Members’ Meeting will take place on 5 July at Grant Thornton, 30 Finsbury Square, London, EC2A 1AG between 11am-3.30pm. The agenda will be announced shortly. Those members with voting rights will receive a separate email from firstname.lastname@example.org with AGM papers attached for your attention.
We are also already planning our Autumn National Members Meeting for 4 October with the theme of ‘Utilities and the debt sector following a very interesting meeting about affordability and vulnerability in the water sector which I attended last week. The location and agenda will be shared nearer the time.
Exciting conference news to be announced soon
We will soon be able to reveal the other organisations we are partnering with to deliver the FREE must-attend programme for this year’s conference! It’s set to be even bigger and better than previous years.
In the meantime, please continue to save the date of Wednesday 14 November 2018 and take a look at the venue – Central Hall Westminster.
We’ve already had a lot of interest in sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, so please get in touch register your interest in sponsoring or exhibiting at the MALG Conference 2018 on our website to avoid disappointment. We will be in touch with all those who exhibited last year and have registered this year very soon.
Do you have any ideas/requests for panel sessions discussion topics for this year’s conference? Please follow the link here.
Debt and Mental Health Evidence form update
In line with GDPR, MALG is in the process of updating the Debt and Mental Health Evidence Form along with the associated guidance notes. The new version will be available soon.
As most of you already know, Dionne Stocking has left MALG and her email address is no longer active. All MALG enquiries, including registrations for National Members Meetings, should be sent to email@example.com.
Find below the most recent money advice sector news shared on our website
- The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced new proposals designed to protect millions of people who use overdrafts and high-cost credit. Read the full story here.
- The Financial Capability Lab – a Money Advice Service and Behavioural Insights Team partnership – has developed new ways to tackle challenges faced by financially squeezed households. Read the full story here.
- Technology-driven challenger credit bureau, Credit Kudos, has announced the successful roll-out of Open Banking connections with the largest UK banks, becoming the first credit bureau to offer Open Banking services to lenders and individuals. Read the full story .