Those attending will be joined by a representative of the British Business Bank. The British Business Bank was set up in 2012 to access other forms of finance for SMEs outside of the obvious lenders. Its aim was to input £10bn extra into SME lending over a period of years.
Three years on, the British Business Bank has introduced billions of pounds to a field of more than ten thousand UK businesses. The British Business Bank also has £1bn earmarked solely for matched funds – effectively doubling the benefit to the market.
The NACFB has also announced that the FCA will be undertaking a short presentation certain to be of interest to all brokers, lenders and funders, and that it has also agreed to be part of a compliance session which is one of the topics that will run in the conference theatre.
New this year is a marquee-style business lounge, which joins the conference theatre as a venue-within-a-venue.
All of them are set to be full on the day, as the NACFB is expecting a crowd of 1300 delegates as well as 120 exhibitors.