Media Release
August 28, 2017

Financial Services Federation set to host inaugural industry conference

Members of New Zealand’s finance and leasing sector will come together in November 2017 when the Financial Services Federation (FSF) holds its first-ever industry conference.

FSF, the voice of New Zealand’s responsible, non-bank lenders, has officially launched the programme of its debut conference - Financial Services Future-Proofing - the first-ever conference hosted by the Federation since its inception more than five decades ago.

The competitively-priced, one-day programme features a line-up of local and international speakers who will provide insight into how changes to regulation, technology, culture and legislation are impacting the industry’s future, and that of business in New Zealand more widely.

FSF Executive Director Lyn McMorran says the conference is something the Federation has been considering for some time.

“There is certainly demand for a conference dedicated to the consumer credit space, and we also believe the theme of looking towards the future is quite timely. After the Global Financial Crisis there was a time of reflection and much-needed regulatory overhaul. Now, the industry is in a good position where it should be looking at innovation and how to secure its future.

“We are looking forward to hosting this conference as a chance for discussion, networking, and a way to help delegates positively prepare for the future of the responsible finance industry.”

The conference will be MC’d by former TVNZ broadcaster Rawdon Christie, and the programme includes the likes of veteran political broadcaster Barry Soper delivering a post-Election digestive.

The line-up also features a panel discussion between dispute resolution services, a section for the Commerce Commission to voice its focus areas and concerns, and Fintech NZ’s Mitchell Pham will reveal advancements in finance technology.

More information and the programme can be found on the FSF website here.

Earlybird tickets are reserved for members of the Financial Services Federation. Those who are not a member but would like to enquire about attending should email

What: Financial Services Federation Conference: Financial Services Future-Proofing
November 9

Where: The Pullman, Auckland

The Financial Services Federation (FSF)
The Financial Services Federation (FSF) is New Zealand’s largest industry organisation representing responsible, non-bank financial institutions.
The FSF has a strict joining criteria and takes a “quality over quantity” approach to its membership.
The Federation currently has 56 members, all of which are subject to a Code of Conduct which ensures its reputation as the setter of industry standards in responsible lending.
In 2009, FSF released the Responsible Lending Guidelines to inform consumers about what they should expect from a lender when borrowing money. The Federation also joined forces with New Zealand Federation of Family Budgeting Services to develop the Code of Responsible Borrowing to inform consumers of what they need to know and their obligations when borrowing. The Responsible Credit-Related Insurance Code was launched by the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs in July, 2017.

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