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The Northern Money Conference 2010 UK
Original message from: P.A.Jones@ljmu.ac.uk
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THE NORTHERN MONEY CONFERENCE
(formerly The Northern Financial Inclusion Conference)
Contemporary Urban Centre (CUC), 41-51 Greenland Street, Liverpool, L1 0BS.
Monday 1st March 2010, 9am - 4.30pm
Britain's largest and most affordable financial inclusion conference! Designed with both policy makers and practitioners in mind! Concessions available - see below
Finance for all
Meeting the financial needs of people on low and moderate incomes: policy and practice over the next 5 years.
The 2010 Northern Money Conference is in the fourth financial inclusion conference to take place in Liverpool in 2006. Originally designated the Northern Financial Inclusion Conference, the event has grown to become the largest financial inclusion conference in Britain, last time attracting nearly 350 delegates.
The conference is jointly organised jointly by the Association of British Credit Unions Limited (ABCUL) and by the Research Unit for Financial Inclusion at Liverpool John Moores University, in partnership with Citizens Advice. It is solely sponsored by The Co-operative Bank.
This year the conference, however, is broadening its scope from the traditional financial inclusion agenda in order to highlight the financial difficulties currently facing many people on low and moderate incomes. The impact of the credit crunch and of the recession has significantly changed the landscape of financial services endeavouring to meet the needs of people on low and moderate incomes.
No conference at this time could ignore the changing political environment and its potential impact on organisations and services endeavouring to serve low-income communities. The future of political support for third sector lenders, debt advice agencies and for all engaged in financial inclusion initiatives is an important issue and one that will be addressed at the conference.
The series of break-out sessions have been chosen to reflect current initiatives and debate in the sector. Session leaders are drawn from credit unions and money advice agencies, local authorities and housing associations, Government departments and universities.
Mark Hoban MP. Shadow Financial Secretary to Treasury.
Mark Lyonette, Chief Executive Association of British Credit Unions
Teresa Perchard, Director of Policy, Citizens Advice.
Sophia Parker, Acting Director, Resolution Foundation
Helen Goodman MP, Parliamentary Under-secretary of State at the Department of Work and Pensions
Paul A Jones, Research Unit for Financial Inclusion, Liverpool John Moores University
Breakout Sessions led by key contributors to the sector.
1. Prioritising a culture of savings - a return to a focus on thrift - Child Trust Fund, the Savings Gateway and saving for the future. Rajiv Prabhakar, London School of Economics. Bill Hudson, Financial Inclusion Strategy Manager, Welsh Assembly Government.
2. Credit unions - the next five years - a reflective discussion on the developments in the credit union sector including the lessons learnt from the delivery of the Financial Inclusion Growth Fund, current initiatives to develop back office services, and opportunities offered by forthcoming changes in legislation. Karen Bennett, CEO Enterprise Credit Union, Merseyside. James Berry, Manager, Bristol Credit Union. Abbie Shelton, Policy and Communications Manager, ABCUL.
3. Money made clear - a reflective analysis of the roll out of the FSA's National Money Guidance Service. Sue Lewis, Head of Savings and Investments, HM Treasury. Neeraj Sharma, Money Guidance Service Delivery Manager, Citizens Advice.
4. Meeting financial needs in the countryside - a strategic analysis of the development of affordable financial services in rural areas. Will Aston, Rural Financial Inclusion Champion. Mark Fryer, Director, Workington Credit Union Limited.
5. The impact of the recession on the demand for money and debt advice; implications for policy and practice. (This workshop will also address the findings of a new LJMU Research report on the impact of the Citizens Advice Financial Inclusion Fund Debt Advice Programme).Ian Bartlett, Manager, Stockton. Advice and Information Services. Paul A Jones, Liverpool JMU.
6. The role of the local authorities and housing associations in promoting financial inclusion and widening access to financial services. Dave Roberts, Senior Policy and Information Officer, Leeds City Council. Sharon Wheeler, DWP Strategic Financial Inclusion Champion for Housing.
Places are limited so to book your place please click here to download the full brochure.
Register now ONLINE at www.abculelearning.coop <http://www.abculelearning.coop/>
Full Delegate £90.00
Concessionary Rate £40.00
Concessions are available to credit union members, CAB and money advice workers, community activists and volunteers.
All costs include a buffet lunch and morning/afternoon refreshments.
If you have any questions, please call the Conference Team ABCUL 0161 832 3694 or email
This conference is organised by The Association of British Credit Unions Ltd, Citizens Advice and Liverpool John Moores University. ABCUL, Citizens Advice and LJMU would like to thank The Co-operative Bank for supporting the conference.