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Agenda for Lending Summit’s Alternative Finance Conference revealed

Credit Strategy is delighted to confirm the first of three parallel agendas for the Lending Summit 2019.

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The Lending Summit will run three conferences – Alternative Finance, Mortgage Lending and Commercial Finance, which collectively have seven years of heritage between them – to offer delegates an unprecedented chance to cover the entire credit lifecycle and cross-pollinate ideas and best practice.


Today, Credit Strategy can confirm the agenda for the Alternative Finance conference.


In Alternative Finance, the market has been experiencing regulatory pressures, particularly in relation to short-term lending, where the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has been focussing much of its scrutiny.


Not only that, but many lenders have been struggling to manage the huge numbers of historic complaints they have received from claims management companies. The complaints process has proven costly and time-consuming for a huge number of vendors, to the point where it has become an existential threat and was cited as a major contributory factor in the demise of Wonga last year.


To that end, this year’s Alternative Finance Conference will include sessions on best practice in complaints management, along with the future of regulation and managing credit risk in a volatile market environment.


Speakers at this year’s conference are drawn from across the alternative lending space, and include Steve Grice, chief technology officer at Elevate Credit, Natalie Trist, chief credit officer at Moneybarn, Keith Bear, fellow at the CCAF, Alex Iverson, director of risk and analytics at Liberis, Jason Wassell, chief executive at the CFA and Nick Beal, regulatory and policy at Amigo Loans.


Further agenda announcements in the Mortgage Lending and Commercial Finance conferences will follow in the coming weeks.


To book your place, visit the Lending Summit website.

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