Let’s Talk Access to Finance Disrupted!
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Let’s Talk Access to Finance Disrupted!

Let’s Talk Access to Finance Disrupted!

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The British Bankers Association (BBA)

Pinners Hall

105-108 Old Broad St

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With the banks declaring their doors are open to small business, many female and minority ethnic micro and small business owners still cite access to and the cost of finance as a barrier to scale up their enterprise

The NBWN with support from the ICAEW, NatWest Business Banking and the BBA present the Let’s Talk Access to Finance (Disrupted) under the Female and BME Business-led Forum on Wednesday 28th September 2016 at the British Bankers Association (BBA) Pinners Hall, London between 6:00pm – 9:00pm.

This not to be missed seminar brings together banking experts, executives and entrepreneurs for meaningful dialogue and action on access to finance challenges. In addition, this session will explore how digital platforms for lending is disrupting the financial sector.

Facilitated by Sonia Brown MBE (NBWN) this event will look to answer key questions on how attendees can:

  • Navigate the financial constraints of accessing capital
  • Unlock the untapped economic potential of diverse businesses
  • Accelerate growth rates and business size
  • Improve entrepreneurial capital
  • Increase business performance and credit-worthiness

In a tough market for growth, this informative debate will look at how we can: -

  • Reduce gender-based barriers in the business environment
  • Measure access to finance
  • Better manage formal and informal lending models
  • Introduce policies to accelerate greater financial inclusion
  • Accelerate financial inclusiveness

This event will be split into two sessions:

Panel Session 1:

Traditional vs disruptive approaches to access to finance

  • Julie Baker, Head of Enterprise, NatWest Business Banking
  • Harpreet Panesar, Marketing Manager, Enterprise, Business Department
  • Anita Monteith FCA CTA, Technical Manager, SME & Personal Tax, Tax Facility, ICAEW
  • Tim Rivett, BBA / Mentors Me

Panel Session 2:

The role of reputation, relationship and relevance when lending to diverse businesses

  • Anna Sofat, MD Addidi Financial Service Boutique
  • Julian Hall, the Ultra.Education
  • Cheryl Pheonix, Founder UK Black Links
  • Festus Akinbusoye, MD IKAN Facilities Management

Don’t miss out on this explosive panel discussion; book your tickets now. By coming together attendees will benefit from a collaborative approach for scaling up access to finance and ensuring that traditional lending services are responding to the needs of its customers.

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