Asset Finance Connect Autumn Conference 2023


29th November 2023

Event Date:

29th November 2023

Join the asset finance community in London as they gather to challenge, be challenged and collaborate on raising industry standard and understanding of the key questions for the Asset Finance industry.

Under the theme, Pragmatism versus idealism, the Asset Finance Connect Autumn Conference 2023 will consider:

  • Is the new Consumer Duty designed to create good outcomes for customers is on track. Is it delivering value for money?
  • What role the auto and equipment finance industry can really play in delivering the transition to electric vehicles through funding used BEVs; and in financing plant and machinery needed in start-up green manufacturing. Is sustainable, commercial as well as desirable?
  • What the implications are for the industry as it seeks to resolve issues like commission disclosure, which remains unsettled after months of discussion. How can the regulated and unregulated industry drive best practice in the industry without opening themselves up for litigation? What might best practice for lending to SMEs look like? What might a corporate/SME duty be like that would deliver real value for customers and how would it be different from consumer duty?

The event will also examine the changing market for SME lending focusing specifically on the increasingly successful mid-tier of independent lenders. These lenders, funded in part by the government through the British Business Bank, are nimble, tech-savvy and have demonstrated greater success in growing market share than their big bank rivals. How will they perform should defaults start to rise? Are independent lenders a long-term better home for SME funding than the big banks, whose lending appetite falls away at just the time when SMEs need them most.

Click below to connect with the Lendscape team attending the event.

Steve Taplin