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New trade body targets simpler lending in first event

New trade body targets simpler lending in first event

A new trade body has said it will look into how the lending process simpler.

The Financial Intermediary & Broker Association (Fiba) will analyse this topic at the first of a series of 30 events this year.

The meetings are aimed at members and intermediaries interested in joining Fiba.

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The trade body was previously known as the Association of Bridging Professionals but has been rebranded in a bid to "reach out" and attract brokers, lenders and other service providers involved in the specialist lending sector.

Adam Tyler, chairman of Fiba, said, "We have been working very hard to develop collaborative relationships with trade bodies and other organisations which represent advisers and the first fruits of that collaboration are already in place with our 30 strong events for 2018.

"My colleagues and I are looking forward to meeting as many advisers as we can in the coming months to listen to their concerns and talk about how Fiba can help them build their businesses."

Mr Tyler, the former chief executive of the National Association of Commercial Financial Brokers, was appointed in January.

The first event is scheduled to take place in partnership with the ASTL at the United Trust Bank (UTB) headquarters in London tomorrow (22 February) at 3.30pm.

The news follows on from Fiba’s inaugural conference in January.

More events are being held throughout the year, many of them in association with other trade bodies and organisations.

This will allow advisers to meet Fiba committee members as well as taking part in wider panel and group discussions on industry matters.