PRA Group sponsors MALG Virtual Connect ‘Vulnerability' Session for StepChange Debt Awareness Week 2021

PRA Group, in association with Money Advice Liaison Group (MALG), are proud to sponsor the all new Virtual Connect event to raise awareness of Vulnerability during StepChange Debt Awareness Week

The all new MALG Virtual Connect is a one-day event on 25 March 2021 (during StepChange Debt Awareness Week) offering the opportunity to engage in discussion and debate on hot topics and network with others from across the whole debt landscape. The interactive sessions will provide ample opportunity for questions, answers, and dedicated networking time will be built into the programme. 

As part of our sponsorship of MALG, we are proud to be sponsoring the Vulnerability breakout session which will translate the Financial Conduct Authority’s expectations into outcomes. This session will be delivered by Chris Fitch of Money Advice Trust. 

Full details of the event can be found on the MALG website here. 

Outline Programme

08:45 – 09:00     Room opens to admit participants

09:00 – 09:10     Welcome and informal networking

09:10 – 09:30     Networking Ice breaker

09:30 – 09:45     Introduction to the MALG Virtual Away Day and overview of the event

Bob Winnington, Chief Executive, MALG

09:45 – 09:50     Housekeeping/IT and explanation of how the event will run

09:50 – 10:20     Keynote presentation: Maximising and Measuring Social Value in 2021

Ben Carpenter, CEO, Social Value International

The session will cover: What is social value? The ‘triple bottom line’. How focusing on and measuring social value can help those that are most vulnerable and create a better society overall.

10:20 – 11:00     Panel session: Social Value and the debt landscape, Chaired by tbc with panellists: 

  1. Chis Leslie, CEO, Credit Service Association
  2. Carole Kenney, CDER Group
  3. Gareth McNab, Christians Against Poverty 
  4. Other tbc

11:00 – 11:30     Comfort Break / Networking Time

11:30 – 12:30     AM Breakout sessions (choose from 2)

  1. Breathing Space: Implementation
  2. Victoria Page-Franklin, Insolvency Service 
  3. Dawn Kirsopp, Citizens Advice 
  4. Other tbc
  1. Managing the post Covid-19 ‘detbt tsunami’
  2. Sara Little, Money and Pensions Service 
  3. Richard Lane, StepChange Debt Charity
  4. Nicki Bond, Money and Mental Health Policy Institute 
  5. Anna Hall, Citizens Advice 

12:30 – 13:30     Lunchtime, Learning & Networking Opportunities

  1. 12:45 – 13:30    Room One: open networking room
  2. 12:45 – 13:30    Room Two: Money Mindset Masterclass with Lisa Michaels, Intuitive Life, Positive Psychology Mindset Coach

13:30 – 14:30     PM Breakout sessions (choose from 2)

  1. Vulnerability: Translating the FCA’s expectations into outcomes (sponsored by PRA Group)
  2. Chris Fitch, Money Advice Trust
  1. Insolvency options: How does the IVA market need to change? 
  2. Melia Hurst, Lester Aldridge 
  3. Paul Mason, Creditfix 
  4. Lou Yates, The Insolvency Panel (TIP)
  5. Peter Tutton, StepChange 

14:30 – 15:00     Event Round-up discussion led by:

  1. Sebrina McCullough, MALG Conference Committee Chair, Financial Wellness Group 
Get your tickets online on the MALG website here. 


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