ASTL reveals agenda for annual conference

It will launch an education program and other initiatives during the conference

ASTL reveals agenda for annual conference

The Association of Short Term Lenders (ASTL) has announced the agenda for its annual conference, which will take place at RSA House in central London on October 20, 2022.

The ASTL Annual Conference 2022 will feature the launch of the short-term lending industry’s first education program and the ASTL’s first white paper on bridging finance.

It will also include the introduction of the inaugural Benson Hersch Memorial Bursary, which will be awarded to selected individuals working for lender members of the ASTL. The bursary will be used to train and develop those individuals who demonstrate an appetite to promote the interests of the short-term mortgage lending community.

The agenda also includes guest speakers from NARA, One Savings Bank, and Savills, as well as the opportunity for delegates to meet and network.

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Slots for the ASTL Annual Conference are limited, with priority being given to members and associate members of the ASTL. However, there may be remaining places available for bridging professionals who have an interest in the work of the ASTL. Those interested in attending are encouraged to register at the ASTL Conference website.

Vic Jannels (pictured), chief executive at the Association of Short Term Lenders, believes this year’s annual conference can be ASTL’s best conference yet.

“We have planned a packed agenda for the day, which includes a host of respected expert speakers, as well as the launch of some of our most important initiatives, including the first ongoing education program for the commercial finance industry and the ASTL’s first ever white paper,” Jannels detailed. “We will also be introducing the Benson Hersch Memorial Bursary. Benson was the driving force behind the ASTL.”

Jannels said Hersch took the reins of the membership and transformed it into an association that was more representative of the industry, with a clear purpose to improve standards and encourage sustainable growth of the sector.

“It is only right that we honour his memory in a way that supports those individuals who are also striving to encourage high standards and the sustainable growth of the sector,” he added.