31 Oct 2017 | Posted In Bob's Blog (MALG updates)

With all the changes that have taken place at MALG over the past 18 months since I joined the organisation, time has really been flying by and with less than a month to go until the new-look, new-format MALG Conference, things are now seriously ramping up! We’ve been overwhelmed by the response from sponsors, exhibitors, and delegates with packages selling and places booking up much faster than expected! All the exhibition stands have now been taken and we only two sponsorship packages remaining, and delegate places are booking up so if you haven’t already booked your place and want to attend, please do so asap at www.malg.org.uk/conference.

For those who have signed up, look out for the delegate joining instructions including the pre-conference questionnaire and opportunity to choose your break out sessions, which will be sent out nearer the time.

Input into the ‘Pensions & Debt Advice – Bridging the Advice Gap’ report

As most of you will be aware, we launched the ‘Pensions & Debt Advice – Bridging the Advice Gap’ report in partnership with Money Advice Scotland on 19 October. An overview and the full report can be found under the new ‘resources’ section of our website. This section of the website was previously called ‘useful info’, which has now been re-structured to make it more user-friendly and easier to find resources such as the Debt & Mental Health Evidence Form.

We are now inviting you to input into follow up discussions about the report on our blog.

Guest blog: Why we must urgently transform our global financial system

Although the Finance Innovation Lab’s Anna Laycock is no longer available to deliver one of the keynote presentations at the MALG Conference, she has recommended a capable replacement in Bruce Davis (Managing Director of Abundance, the first regulated debt crowdfunding company in the UK and co-creator of the world’s first peer to peer lender Zopa) and she has kindly provided us with this guest blog on why we must urgently transform our global financial system, which provides a taster of what Bruce will be talking about.

MALG Conference sponsors and exhibitors

Thank you again to MALG Conference 2017 sponsors and exhibitors who are making this must-attend event possible! See the full conference programme for details of what to expect!