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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…

BBA launches major new work on digital banking

Millions of people, billions of transactions: Britain embraces a banking revolution Mobile phone banking transactions made by British customers have nearly doubled in a single year, new industry figures compiled by the BBA show today. Customers are now making more than 5.7million transactions a day using smart phones and other internet-enabled technology. The findings feature…

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