13 Jun 2019 | Posted In Bob's Blog (MALG updates)

Whilst the weather is far from seasonal at the moment, the conference season progresses unabated! I understand that the Money Advice Scotland Conference was a memorable event as always and I thoroughly enjoyed the Institute of Money Advisers Conference in Manchester earlier this week. It was great to see a number of MALG Members there and meet some dedicated and inspiring debt advisers from across the country. Looking ahead, we are pleased to announce the ticketing arrangements for the MALG Conference in October.
MALG Conference 2019 bookings now open!

Following last year’s collaboration on the Talk Money Conference, we are reverting to a MALG-only ‘back to basics’ conference for 2019 on 24 October at No. 11 Cavendish Square in London. There are three different ticket types available – standard, non-commercial, and combined tickets for commercial delegates who want to fund a non-profit partner place.

We’re finalising an exciting programme of keynote speakers and breakout sessions which will be announced soon and are expecting high demand so please book your tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Find out more and book tickets at: www.malg.org.uk/conference

Have you received your AGM voting papers/Members Meeting invitation?

Those eligible to vote at our AGM should now have received voting papers via email and those eligible to attend National Members Meetings should have received an e-invitation to the meeting on 4 July at Dentons LLP in London EC4M 7WS with an Eventbrite booking link. If you think you should have received one or both of these and haven’t, please email info@malg.org.uk.

The agenda will be as follows:

10.00-10.30 Arrival and coffee

10.30 – 11.00 AGM (NB. only those with voting rights can vote and should have received papers in advance)

11.00 -11.10 Welcome to all, guests and new representatives

11.10 – 11.45 [speaker/topic tbc]

11.45 – 12.45 Council Tax Debt – abolishment of imprisonment in Wales, Alistair Chisholm, Head of Sector Policy and Partnerships, Payplan

12.45 – 13.30 Networking lunch

13.30 – 13.45 Bob’s Update

13.45 – 14.45 Richard Thompson, Principal Ombudsman and Quality Director, Financial Ombudsman Service

14.45 – 14.50 Regulatory Updates

14.50 – 15.00 AOB and Close

Credit & Collections Technology Awards 2019 deadline – one week to go!

I was pleased to be asked to be a judge again at this year’s Credit & Collections Technology Awards, which will be hosted as part of the CSA’s UK Credit & Collections Conference on 12 September in Newcastle. There is just one week to go until the entry deadline on 20 June. Enter here.

MALG Regional Meetings

July is a busy month for MALG Regional meetings:

  • 3 July 2019: MALG South East meeting at Southwark Council in London
  • 4 July 2019: MALG North West meeting – venue to be advised
  • 11 July 2019: MALG Midands meeting in Birmingham
  • 15 July 2019: MALG South West meeting at Wessex Water in Bath

These meetings provide opportunities to improve communication, understanding and best practice between money advisers, creditors and debt collection professionals at a regional and local level. If you aren’t currently being invited to regional meetings and think you should be/want to be, please contact the relevant regional secretary:

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