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Car Finance Conference

Thu Jun 7, 2018
08:15 - 16:45
The Nottingham Belfry Hotel

The only conference dedicated to lenders and retailers in UK point of sale motor finance

The Car Finance Conference gathers finance houses, dealers and brokers alike, for what previous attendees are calling the motor finance industry’s flagship conference.


With a focus on car finance in reference to the wider economic and political climate, this year’s conference promises to examine the roles of each individual stakeholder group in untying the industry from the fluctuations of the credit cycle. Sessions topics ranging from the FCAs review into car finance, future retail models and strategies and the future of the market and implications of Brexit ensure the 2018 Car Finance Conference is the ideal forum to ensure you have future proofed your business.


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High quality speakers, all of them leaders in either lending or motor retail businesses,will address an audience represented by all the industry’s stakeholder groups, with the vast majority of the UK’s key lenders, dealers and brokers among them.


2018 Speakers View All

2018 Speakers

Shamus Hodgson

Managing Director

Andrew Brameld

Managing Director
BNP Paribas Personal Finance

Andy Barratt

MD & Chairman
Ford UK

Paul Went

Products & Markets Director-Consumer Banking
Shawbrook Bank

John Hughes

Managing Director
Mann Island Finance

Paul Harrison

Head of Strategic Partnerships

Fred Crawley

Consulting Editor
Credit Strategy

Simon Cadbury

Director of Strategy & Innovation
Intelligent Environments

Louise Haines

Head of Partnerships


 Agenda at a glance



Chairman’s conference opening


FCA Update on car finance market


Future of car finance: Executive panel




Ford: Retail for the future


Margins and models for car finance




Find and fund my car


Independent or manufacturer: GFVs and strategies


Understanding your customer




Accreditation programme to regulate selling finance to customers


The 2018 Dealer Finance Monitor


Conference close followed by the Car Finance Awards


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The full Car Finance Conference agenda is now available.


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Bringing lenders and dealers together, the Car Finance Conference offers a range of sponsorship and branding opportunities to meet your marketing needs, and is the event for interaction with decision makers and active buyers from across the car finance sector.


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Why exhibit or sponsor?


With a room full of the industry’s best and brightest in attendance, there’s no better place to put your name if you want to attach the attention of car finance professionals.


Seven reasons why you can’t afford to miss out!

  1. Gain significant brand exposure pre- and post-event through our extensive marketing and editorial coverage
  2. Accomplish more with less time out of the office with this concentrated one-day conference where the who’s who of the industry will be in attendance
  3. Launch a new product or service and showcase your solutions live
  4. Make direct contact with new prospects
  5. Establish your presence in the market, or consolidate your position as a leading provider
  6. Strengthen existing business relationships by catching up with your contacts face-to-face
  7. Sponsor with confidence; Credit Strategy has 20 years’ experience in running conferences for the credit market

Sponsorship enquiry

To discuss your sponsorship requirements, call the business development team today on 020 7940 4835 or complete the request form and a member of the team will be in touch within 24 hours.


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Gold sponsor

Intelligent Environments

Silver sponsor


Event sponsor


Research sponsor

mann island
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The Awards

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CF Awards

Recognising success in car finance


Taking place straight after Credit Strategy’s acclaimed Car Finance Conference, the awards present the UK’s best opportunity for dealers, lenders and brokers to get together and celebrate a year of hard work.


The awards are independently judged and culminate in a prestigious black tie dinner and ceremony at The Nottingham Belfry Hotel - the same venue as the conference.



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The Car Finance Conference is back for a third year! Book your place for the only conference dedicated to lenders and retailers in UK point of sale motor finance.



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All premium Credit Club members benefit from preferential rates. To find out how to become a Credit Club member click here.

Earliest bird Super early bird Early bird Late rate
Offer ends 8 June 2017 10 January 23 April 7 June
Dealer / Broker Fixed rate: £100. To apply for a complimentary VIP ticket contact our sales team.
Lender £450 £550 £650 £700
Standard £650 £750 £850 £900




Earliest bird Super early bird Early bird Late rate
Offer ends 8 June 2017 10 January 23 April 7 June
Dealer / Broker Fixed rate: £150. To apply for a complimentary VIP ticket contact our sales team.
Lender £500 £600 £700 £750
Standard £700 £800 £900 £950

All prices exclude VAT.


Preferential rates available for charities and non-profit organisations. Contact us for details.

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Directions and location

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The Nottingham Belfry Hotel is ideally located at the entrance to Nottingham, just a mile from J26 of the M1, 15 miles from East Midlands Airport and just 5 miles from the city centre.

The hotel has 250 car parking spaces and comes with an electric car charging point.

Free internet access is provided for all guests.

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