14 May 2024 | Posted In Bob's Blog (MALG updates)

In this issue of Bob’s Blog:

  • MALG Member Engagement Survey 2024 – CLOSING 23 MAY!
  • MALG National Members Meeting, London Transport Museum, 15 May 2024 – FULLY BOOKED!
  • MALG Conference 2024 – NOW OPEN FOR BOOKINGS!
  • New MALG Members
  • MALG Members Friday Forum Update
  • Latest money advice/debt sector news


MALG Member Engagement Survey 2024 – CLOSING 23 MAY!

There is not long left until the MALG Member Engagement Survey closes. We kindly ask all current, former, and prospective MALG Members to spare just 10 minutes to complete the survey online TODAY!

Your feedback is invaluable to enabling us all to ‘work together to improve the lives of people in debt’. The questions are mostly multiple choice but there are comment boxes at the end for you to expand on any of your answers and share ideas or other feedback with us.

If you’ve already completed it, please encourage others to do the same by sharing the ‘I’ve completed, have you?’ graphic which can be downloaded here.

Complete the MALG Member Engagement Survey 2024 NOW!


MALG National Members Meeting, London Transport Museum, 15 May 2024 – FULLY BOOKED!

As usual, we’ve had a huge response to our face-to-face May National Members Meeting which will be held at London Transport Museum for the third consecutive year thanks to sponsorship from MALG Members CDER Group.

All places are now filled for Thursday’s event which includes lunch and access to the museum. Attendees will hear from:

  • Sue Owen-Bailey, Social Innovation and Sustainability Manager, Equifax on the Financial Health Report
  • Cath Wohlers, LIAISE Manager, England Illegal Money Lending Team on Loan Shark Update, Increasing Intelligence from Debt Advice, and a 20 Year Anniversary
  • Deven Ghelani, Director, Policy in Practice on Missing Out: Tackling Vulnerability by Closing the Unclaimed Benefits Gap
  • Grace Brownfield, Senior Influencing Manager, Money Advice Trust on Navigating the Maze: Supporting Small Business Owners to Build their Financial Skills and Confidence

There will also be a Future of Debt Advice Funding Panel with:

  • Chair: Craig Simmons, MALG and Clear Consultancy Services
  • Yvonne Fovargue, MP
  • Vikki Brownridge, CEO, StepChange
  • Neil Gallimore, Consumer Product, Operations & Control, Barclays Bank
  • Francis McGee, MALG Board and Director, Francis McGee Consulting

Joining instructions have been circulated to all registered attendees by email, and papers/presentations from the Meeting will be sent to all National Members following the event.



In case you missed our recent announcement, you can now book your place online to be the first on the MALG Conference 2024 delegate list! After last year’s conference we’re sure most of you won’t want to miss this one. We’ve chosen an easily accessible venue that not only has the capacity for more people from across the UK to join us, it also offers an impressive spacious mezzanine floor to accommodation over 20 exhibition stands.

This year’s theme is ‘The Future of Financial Resilience’ and we already have some fantastic sessions planned – more detail coming soon!

Venue: Aspire Leeds, 2 Infirmary Street, Leeds, LS1 2JP.
Date: Thursday 7 November 2024.

Headline Sponsor & Exhibitor: CDER Group

Additional Sponsors already confirmed: 

Exhibition – Mezzanine Level:
We are very pleased to be able to offer additional exhibition space this year to meet the demand we had last year and give those on the waiting list the opportunity to exhibit. The fantastic space on the mezzanine level overlooking the main Banking Hall will be the central hub of the event. We expect to sell out so please contact bob.winnington@malg.org.uk asap if interested in exhibiting or sponsoring.

Exhibitors already confirmed:

Book your place and follow the development of the MALG Conference 2024 programme!


New MALG Members

Welcome to our newest MALG Members demonstrating their commitment to ‘working together to improve the lives of people in debt’: Inicio AI and DebtStream Solutions Ltd.

If you are not already a Member, why not start taking advantage of the full range of benefitsOur Membership Application Form is now fully online and takes just minutes to complete. Find out more about packages and prices and apply here.

Need to make the business case for joining or renewing? Email info@malg.org.uk and we will do whatever we can to help. If there are any organisations or sectors you would like to see as MALG Members, let us know and we will look to engage with them.


MALG Members Friday Forum Update

Whether you’re a regular, have attended before, a National or Regional Member who’s yet to take advantage of this hugely popular member benefit, we would be delighted to welcome you on screen for an hour of informal, open – and usually lively! – discussions and debates on the latest issues facing those across the debt landscape. These discussions often result in tangible solutions and collaborative opportunities so don’t miss out.

Don’t forget we have updated the password and Zoom link for Spring 2024. All eligible Members should have received the new details via email. Please email info@malg.org.uk with any queries.

Find out more about the MALG Friday Forum here.


MALG Regional Meetings Update

Remember, if you are a National Member, you have access to all the Regional Groups chosen on your original Membership Application form. All Members will receive invites with a link to the online booking form, to register and secure a place for all Regional Members Meetings. You will notice this will be the same members password used to access Meeting papers/resources following events. If you do not receive the email invitations, please contact info@malg.org.uk.

Details of all upcoming Regional Meetings can be found here. You can use the form here to suggest topics, speakers and locations for future Meetings.

The main contact for each Regional Group is listed below should you have any other queries: