The BBA is the leading trade association for the UK banking sector with 200 member banks headquartered in over 50 countries with operations in 180 jurisdictions worldwide.  Eighty per cent of global systemically important banks are members of the BBA.  As the representative of the world’s largest international banking cluster the BBA is the voice of UK banking.

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Guidance for people wanting to manage a bank account for someone else

This guidance explains how a person can manage a bank or building society account on another person’s behalf. Code: AE254 It describes the circumstances in which this is possible and how it can be done. It also sets out the documents you will need to show the bank or building society to be able to manage…

Promoting competition in the UK banking industry

The BBA’s position on competition is clear. We support competition and want customers, both retail and business, to have choice both in the bank and the type of banking they want. More competitive markets allow customers to choose from a greater range of products to suit their needs from a wider variety of providers. More…

Opening a bank account if you are new or returning to the UK

This is a practical leaflet which answers in an easy-to-understand format, some of the questions people who are new or newly returned to the UK have about opening accounts in this country. It also provides a list of documents that such customers are likely to have at their disposal and banks are able to accept…

The Lending Code

Setting standards for banks, building societies and credit card providers. The Lending Code in PDF format. Please click the link below to download The Lending Code. Click for a guide to the Lending Code for micro-enterprises  and here for a guide to the Lending Code for consumers.

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