About Us

What is the BBA?

The BBA is the UK’s leading association for the banking sector, representing the interests of more than 240 member organisations with a worldwide presence in 180 countries. Our membership brings together banks of all shapes and sizes, including retail banks, wholesale institutions, challenger banks and private banks.

The BBA supports and promotes policies and initiatives that balance both the interest of banks, and the wider public benefit. Our work is underpinned by three core priorities:

  • Helping customers – both consumers and businesses
  • Promoting growth, including supporting the UK as a global financial centre
  • Raising standards – both professional and ethical

Our strategy document sets out further details about the aims and values of the organisation.

Who do we represent?

Our member banks make up the world’s largest international banking cluster, operating approximately 140 million accounts for consumers and businesses. Banks employ around 451,000 people across the UK and are an important part of the financial services sector, which pays more than £60billion in tax every year.

Our membership list can be found here and details of how to become a member are available here.

Who works for the BBA?

For details of the BBA’s leadership team, please click here.

BBA supports local artist – Rowan Finch

London’s architecture and ever changing skyline is my inspiration. I work from photographs taken either from a helicopter or a high vantage point.

In 1993, while doing a Masters dissertation in the use of x-rays in art restoration I became interested in fine art and specifically blue pigments. After experimenting with a varity of blue pigments and their application I hit upon my blue river, monochrome, textured style. Since then I have expanded my monochrome style to include other colours.

Each painting takes 3-4 weeks to complete. I use acrylic paint which I apply using brushes, sponges and, to a varying degree, free hand by laying the canvas flat and pouring the paint onto the canvas surface from a small height. I do this because it gives a very graphical textured look and feel to the painting.

I have been exhibited at Bankside gallery and shortlisted in the first two competitions I have entered. I also sell through galleries in London and am currently trying to build up a body of work in order to put on a solo exhibition later this year.

I’m delighted how good the response to my paintings have been. Everyone comments on the texture of my paintings, something that cannot be appreciated from just looking at my work in print or online. Common throughout my artwork is the liberal use of acrylic and confidence with which it is applied.

Visit Rowan’s website here: http://www.rowanfinch.com/