The Association of Short Term Lenders (ASTL), the trade body that represents lenders who offer bridging, short term mortgages or loans, has appointed Lansons to support its communications programme and annual conference on a retainer basis. 

The ASTL’s role is to protect and promote the interests of its members and give confidence to all those who transact business with them.  Joining the ASTL requires that all members sign up to a code of conduct which includes treating customers fairly, not charging commission or other payment which is perceived as being excessive, and requires that all fees are openly disclosed.

Lansons will be providing strategic communications advice, press office management, media relations support, and will assist in the organisation of the annual conference; which is taking place on the 14th September 2017 at Painter’s Hall, London.  This year’s conference, entitled ‘Brexit and Bridging’, will look at the current environment for short term lending and bridging, putting them in the wider political context, and discussing what attendees can do to ensure their businesses are prepared for the range of challenges and opportunities that they face. 

Benson Hersch, Chief Executive of the ASTL said: “We are looking forward to building a close partnership with Lansons as they work with us to promote the ASTL, the interests of our members and to highlight the work they are doing to support both individuals and house builders. 

“We have a built a strong profile over the past five years amongst key mortgage and broker audiences and are looking to continue to broaden our programme going forward."

Katie Priddis, Partner and Director at Lansons added: “We are thrilled to be working with the ASTL; post Brexit the sector is facing fresh challenges and we are really looking forward to working with the team and its members to support the objectives of the trade body going forward.”

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Press release - September 11, 2017