Join as a broker

Why become a Member broker?

Whether you’ve been a part of the industry for many years or you are new to the world of commercial finance broking, being an NACFB Member broker gives customers and lenders confidence that they are dealing with a professional – an expert who knows the market and operates to the highest standards.

And that’s not a platitude! The NACFB is a hallmark for quality and professionalism, and we mean to keep it that way. If you choose to join us, we’ll support you in this endeavour.

The NACFB welcomes brokers who offer asset and leasing finance, invoice finance and factoring, cashflow finance, unsecured finance, commercial mortgages, buy-to-let mortgages, property development finance and bridging loans.

If that sounds like you, then join us. We’ll commit to helping your business prosper. This will be your Association and everything we do will be for your benefit.

We will introduce you to our ever-growing list of Patron lenders and help you to build strong, successful relationships with them and our community of Member brokers.

We will support you in your professional and personal development because we know that lifelong learning is key to success.

We will help you to uphold the highest industry and regulatory standards to ensure that your business is fit for purpose. This is not about the reluctant adoption of regulations but understanding why they are required and how they can be of benefit.

If this resonates with you, scroll down to find out more about the types of membership available, the criteria for joining, a comprehensive list of the features and benefits of membership, and of course, a link to apply.

Join now >>

Membership types

Join now >>

Full membership is available on an annual basis to established firms and individual commercial finance brokers who can provide evidence of loan offers and lender references.

Full Members are entitled to:*

  • Comprehensive compliance support services
  • Attend NACFB webinars, forums, expos, and other events
  • Access hundreds of online NACFB training programmes
  • Listing on our lead generation platform
  • Direct access to all NACFB Patron lenders
  • Business support services (HR, legal, tax, accounting, health & safety)
  • Display the NACFB logo – a nationally recognised Kitemark
  • Vote at the NACFB Annual General Meeting and on other resolutions which require Member votes

*Full details of all NACFB features and benefits can be found further down this page.

Cost:
£60 pcm per Registered Individual (RI)
£17.50 pcm for each additional RI

Join now >>
Join now >>

Associate membership is available on a 6-12 month basis to newly established firms and individual commercial finance brokers who are not yet in a position to be able to provide evidence of loan offers or references from lenders.

Associate Members are entitled to:*

  • Comprehensive compliance support services
  • Attend NACFB webinars, forums, expos, and other events
  • Access hundreds of online NACFB training programmes
  • Direct access to all NACFB Patron lenders
  • Business support services (HR, legal, tax, accounting, health & safety)

*Full details of all NACFB features and benefits can be found further down this page.

Associate Members will be upgraded to full membership status when they are able to provide the required evidence and references – usually within 6-12 months of joining the NACFB.

Cost:
£60 pcm per Registered Individual (RI)
£17.50 pcm for each additional RI

Join now >>

Membership criteria

When applying for NACFB membership, you will be asked to provide a CV and either an ID photocard driving licence or passport and proof of address for each broker – Registered Individual (RI) – in the firm who wishes to join.

When applying for NACFB membership, you must provide three commercial loan offers from different lenders. Not required for Associate Membership.

When applying for NACFB membership, you will be asked to provide the contact details of two lenders including contact name, email address and phone number (so that we can obtain the reference as quickly as possible). Not required for Associate Membership.

When applying for NACFB membership, you will be asked to provide your FCA reference number and permissions, or if you are an Appointed Representative (AR), a copy of the agreement between you and the Network and the relevant FCA reference number. If you apply or are waiting for Full Direct Authorisation from the FCA, your NACFB membership may be suspended until the FCA authorisation is received.

When applying for NACFB membership, you will be asked to provide your Data Protection Licence number.

When applying for NACFB membership, you will be asked to provide a copy of your Professional Indemnity Insurance policy or schedule.

All NACFB Members undergo Minimum Standards Reviews (MSR) prior to joining. There are 6 categories of compliance comprising of 81 individual detailed observations. A key strategy for the Association is that the NACFB Marque is one that is trusted in the SME and commercial lending markets.

Join as a Member broker of the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers today

Join us