02 Sep 2021 | Posted In Bob's Blog (MALG updates), Money advice news

Hello to all our MALG Members and contacts!

It is hard to believe that it is already September 2021 and we are now less than two months away from the first face-to-face MALG Conference since the onset of the pandemic. Before that, we will be attending the first major conference in our wider sector – CSA’s UK Credit & Collections Conference (UKCCC) – in Newcastle on 9 September and hosting our next MALG National Members Meeting via Zoom on 16 September.

Read on for further details of these and other upcoming events…

MALG Conference 2021 theme revealed

The MALG Conference, which will be held at No.11 Cavendish Square in London on 28 October 2021, will focus on ‘Leadership, Diversity & Inclusion’.

We decided upon the theme in response to demand from members to face the challenges of becoming a more diverse sector head-on. As an organisation with no political, commercial, or regulatory agenda, MALG is known for being a driving force behind collaborative efforts to make positive change. Read more about the theme here.

The full programme for the MALG Conference 2021 will be revealed soon but we are delighted to confirm our two keynote speakers, Sheldon Mills, Executive Director, FCA and Caroline Siarkiewicz, CEO, Money and Pensions Service. Further details about the event and the delegate booking form can be found here: www.malg.org.uk/conference

Thank you to our headline sponsor Intrum and other sponsors confirmed so far – Dukes BailiffsLanternBristow & SutorFinancial Wellness Group, CDER Group, and Lester Aldridge. Exhibitors confirmed so far include: IntrumBristow & SutorExperianentitledtoFinancial Wellness GroupTV Licensing, and CDER Group. Should you feel your organisation would benefit from either a sponsorship package or an exhibition stand, please contact bob.winnington@malg.org.uk to discuss in more detail.

MALG National Members Meeting 16 September 2021

The next MALG National Members Meeting is coming up on 16 September and all those who are eligible to attend should now have received an invitation with a password and link to register your attendance on Eventbrite. If you haven’t, please email us on info@malg.org.uk. A reminder invitation with further details about the presentations will go about before the event.


  • 09.50 – 10.00: Arrival and networking
  • 10.00 – 10.10: Welcome to all guests and new representatives, Bob Winnington, MALG CEO
  • 10.10 – 10.50: Robert Kelly, CEO – ABCUL
  • 10.50 – 11.20: Cath Wohlers, LIAISE Manager, England Illegal Money Lending Team
  • 11.20 – 11.30: Short Break
  • 11.30 – 12.15: Lou Yates, CEO – Trustfolio Limited
  • 12.15 – 12.25: MALG National Update, Bob Winnington, MALG CEO
  • 12.25 – 12.30: AOB & Close

In 2022, we will continue to host some of our National Members Meetings virtually via Zoom but we are already planning the return of at least one face-to-face meeting during the year. We will update you on our plans in due course.

MALG Members Friday Forum update

Following a summer break on 20 August, the fortnightly MALG Members Friday Forum is back tomorrow 3 September 2021 at 10am.

Full details about the Friday Forum can be found here.

MALG Regional Meetings update

MALG Regional Group Meetings are still being held via Zoom and we have found these to be very well attended. Remember, if you are a National Member, you have access to some or all of the regional groups so please take advantage of this membership benefit.

Please note that the MALG South East Meeting scheduled for October will now take place on 29 September 2021 and the MALG Scotland Meeting scheduled for today has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. The next MALG Scotland Meeting will be on 17 November and an invitation has been sent out via email.

Details of all upcoming regional meetings can be found at www.malg.org.uk/events.

If you aren’t currently being invited to regional meetings and think you should be/want to be, please contact the relevant regional secretary: