19 Apr 2022 | Posted In Bob's Blog (MALG updates)

Hello to all our subscribers!

Spring has sprung and, two years on from the onset of the pandemic, we’ve got a busy calendar of events to see you through to Summer as we continue the transition to a hybrid of virtual and face-to-face working.

Thanks to everyone who provided feedback following the MALG Virtual Connect last month. 100% of those who responded to the survey rated it as excellent or good overall and 95% said there were adequate opportunities for interactive discussion and networking with relevant contacts. We’ve also taken on board feedback on the topics people would like to see/hear more about in the development of programmes for upcoming events, including the MALG Conference 2022, the date and venue of which will be announced soon.

MALG National Members Meeting 12 May 2022 – Register NOW!

Pre-pandemic, MALG had a reputation for using unique and ‘quirky’ venues to hold our ‘no holes barred’ meetings and events. For our first face-to-face National Members Meeting since January 2020 we’re returning to this tradition at the London Transport Museum (thanks to sponsorship from CDER Group).

National Members should have received an email invitation with details of how to register. Lunch and refreshments will be provided and all delegates will receive complimentary entry to the Museum to take a look around after the Meeting. We’ve also secured some great speakers on the hottest topics:


  • 10.30 -10.40 Welcome to all, including guests and new representatives – Bob Winnington, CEO, MALG
  • 10.40 – 10.50 Welcome from Carole Kenney, Director, Welfare & Customer Care, CDER Group
  • 10.50 – 11.30 MaPS Update, Craig Simmons, Head of Debt Policy and Strategy
  • 11.30 – 12.30 The Hidden Debt Research, Matt Greenwood, Head of Debt, Centre for Social Justice and Cath Wohlers, LIAISE Manager, England Illegal Money Lending Team
  • 12.35 – 13.30 Networking lunch
  • 13.30 – 13.40 Bob’s Update
  • 13.40 – 14.40 Economic Abuse Update, Dr Nicola Sharp-Jeffs OBE, Surviving Economic Abuse
  • 14.40 – 15.00 Summary, AOB and Close

Please email us on info@malg.org.uk if you have any questions or issues.

MALG Membership growth

The Money Advice Liaison Group (MALG) was established 35 years ago in 1987 and there has arguably never been a more important time since then to achieve our aim of ‘working together to improve the lives of people in debt’. This is reflected in the continuing rapid growth of our membership, those shown above being just a selection of the latest organisations to join. We now have the biggest reach across the entire debt landscape than we have ever had. Plus, with no commercial, political, or regulatory agenda, we are uniquely placed to facilitate collaboration and joint action on the most pressing issues facing those with problem debt.

If your organisation isn’t currently a MALG Member, now is the time to join. Find out more here. If your membership is coming up for renewal, here’s a reminder of some of the benefits you should be taking advantage of….

MALG gains Cyber Essentials re-accreditation

We’re pleased to have gained Cyber Essentials accreditation for the second year. Read more in the latest news section below.

MALG Members Friday Forum update

The fortnightly MALG Friday Forum is still going strong. Whether you’re a regular, have attended before, or are a National or Regional Member who’s never taken advantage of this member benefit, join us on Friday 22 April at 10am.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, including MALG South East on 27 April and MALG North West on 3 May, can be found at www.malg.org.uk/events. The MALG North East & Yorkshire Meeting on 28 April will be face-to-face at Brunswick Methodist Church in Newcastle and free sector debt adviser travel costs can be covered (within reason) on request.

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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