20 Oct 2022 | Posted In Bob's Blog (MALG updates)


MALG Conference 2022 – final programme revealed!

Two weeks today 200+ professionals from across the whole credit and debt landscape we will be at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre for the MALG Conference 2022 (the theme for which is ‘Jaded: How has working together to improve the lives of people in debt changed in the last 35 years?‘ – a nod to MALG’s 35th anniversary, which is traditionally celebrated with jade gifts).

We’ve worked hard to come up with a programme which directly address the current cost-of-living crisis while also looking at the bigger picture of what we can learn from the past and how we can best plan for the future. As well as keynote talks from a leading economist and the FCA, we’ve got sessions on:

  • Statutory Debt Repayment Plans (SDRPs): Towards Successful Implementation
  • Mission Impossible: Too much Month at the end of the Money
  • Coercive Debt and Economic Abuse
  • The Big Debate: The Future of Consumer Protection and Advice
  • Looking Back, Looking Ahead: 35 years of Lending, Collections and Debt Advice
  • Spotlight on Challenges Facing Local Government: Pandemic and Beyond
  • Small Businesses in Financial Distress: A ‘Cocktail of Threats’
  • Income Maximisation

Thanks to our brilliant line-up of Speakers and to our Sponsors: Intrum UK Ltd (Headline), Angel Advance (‘Big Debate’), CDER Group, Dukes Bailiffs, Lantern, Lester Aldridge, PRA Group, and Registry Trust (Small Business), and Exhibitors: Intrum UK Ltd, C&R Software, CDER Group, Experian, Money & Pensions Service, Financial Wellness Group, entitledto, JT Maxwell, Money Advice Trust, Vulnerability Registration Service, Christians Against Poverty, oneSource Debt Resolution Services Welfare Team, Reventus, ACM Solutions/AdvicePro, and IE Hub.

Delegate ticket prices have been set in response to member feedback and in the light of the cost of living crisis and rising inflation, to make the event as inclusive and accessible to as many people as possible:

  • MALG Member Commercial Delegate: £275+VAT
  • Non-MALG Member Commercial Delegate: £355+VAT
  • MALG Member Not-for-Profit Delegate: £95+VAT
  • Non-MALG Member Not-for-Profit Delegate: £175+VAT


Credit & Collections Technology Awards

Congratulations to all those shortlisted in the Credit & Collections Technology Awards. Bob will be attending the ceremony on 17 November 2022.

MALG Members Friday Forum update

Whether you’re a regular, have attended before, or are a National or Regional Member who’s never taken advantage of this member benefit, we would be delighted to welcome you on screen for the fortnightly MALG Friday Forum tomorrow (Friday 21 October 2022) at 10am.

There will then be a break for the MALG Conference with no Friday Forum taking place on 4 November.

If you want to share or discuss any particularly pressing topics, you can either join the forum and raise your virtual hand, or please email us on info@malg.org.uk in advance and we can arrange for you to introduce your topic to the room yourself.

Full details, including joining instructions and future dates, can be found here.

MALG Regional Meetings update

Remember, if you are a National Member, you have access to all of our Regional Group Meetings. Please ensure you email us with your preferences should you wish to amend any regions specified on your original application and take full advantage of this membership benefit.

Details of all upcoming regional meetings, several of which are happening in November, can be found here.If you are currently not receiving regular invites to regional meetings and think you should be or want to be, please contact info@malg.org.uk to ensure you are on the mailing list for the relevant regions. Should you wish to contact a particular regional secretary, please use the following addresses: