Franchisees seize the chance to catch up on financial services compliance developments and learn about our latest commercial finance opportunities

As has now become an eagerly anticipated tradition, our annual round of Regional Meetings kicked off in London yesterday.  This year over thirty of our southern-based franchisees gathered at the splendid offices of Metro Bank in Holborn for what would be the first of a planned series of get-togethers.  High on our agenda was a presentation to clarify how recent changes to the financial services compliance regulations could affect our delegates and to explain how we have already put into place plans that will ensure everyone remains fully FCA compliant.

As well as taking place in their offices, our London Regional Meeting was very kindly hosted by Metro Bank.  In addition to the excellent location and generous welcome, Metro Bank also delivered a most entertaining and informative presentation on their role within the commercial finance sector as they explained in impressive detail how the bank was ideally placed to assist our franchisees structure the most competitive commercial finance solutions for their own clients.

Speakers from our Group company: AFSUK, who were also on the platform, were able to explain how recent changes in the financial services compliance regulations could potentially have an impact on our franchisees’ business opportunities.  Our speakers were able to confirm though that AFS Compliance Limited, our Group compliance specialists, were well ahead of the game and had made adequate provision with updated systems, support and advice to ensure that every franchisee would always be in a position to meet all their regulatory responsibilities.

To enthusiastic approval, Synergy speakers then unveiled our latest and enhanced regulated and Asset Finance propositions, together with our latest business development strategies … all of which are designed not only to support our network members in their day-to-day business activities … but also to provide new and additional opportunities to extend their business success.

After the formal presentations, our delegates were then free to mingle and network with their fellow Synergy franchisees.  For many network members, this is a crucial part of the day as they were able to renew old acquaintances and also build new relationships with colleagues they had not met before.  It really is amazing how alliances forged at get-togethers such as this can prove to be invaluable for future business dealings.

Everyone shared the opinion that the London meeting was most worthwhile.  Our next Regional Meeting will take place next week in Manchester.

If you would like to learn more about our commercial finance franchise opportunities please do not hesitate to contact us.  You can call us on 01904 481 786. You can also email: or you can send a message using the online form on our Contact page.

AFS Group, Asset Finance Solutions & AFS Compliance
  • Greenbank Court, Challenge Way, Greenbank Business Park, Blackburn, BB1 5QB
  • Tel: 01254 958777
Synergy Commercial Finance
  • Lindum Business Park, York Road, Elvington, York YO41 4XR
  • Tel: 01904 481786