BBA Voice

In this section our policy experts give their views on the latest news and developments in the banking industry

19th Sep 2014 Back to top
  • The next stage of a technological revolution

    Anthony Browne

    You could be forgiven for thinking that London’s trams might be an unlikely place to find cutting edge technology. But from this week, this iconic and characterful mode of public transport – along with our more conventional Tube stations and buses – are offering technology that allows you to pay your way with just a flash of your bank card.

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    Written by Anthony Browne

15th Sep 2014 Back to top
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  • Credit where it’s due

    Robert Watts

    Anyone looking to take out credit in the UK is not short of places to go looking. There are more than 30 credit card issuers, at least 60 mortgage providers and over 100 firms offering personal loans.

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    Written by Robert Watts

8th Sep 2014 Back to top
  • We are the United Nations of banking

    Anthony Browne

    I often think that there’s something rather misleading about the name of our organisation. The title “British Bankers’ Association” might easily suggest that our main interests lie solely in British banks and those who work for them when, in fact, this isn’t entirely true.

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    Written by Anthony Browne

5th Sep 2014 Back to top
  • A little more time please

    Simon Hills

    In his latest article for BBA Voice, Executive Director Simon Hills says that the incoming senior managers regime has the potential to change banks for the better, but calls on regulators to give the industry a little more time than the “tight” 6 month deadline to implement it.

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    Written by Simon Hills

4th Sep 2014 Back to top
  • A Question of Trust

    Anthony Browne

    Did you catch the thought-provoking radio interview by Andrew Tyrie shortly before dawn yesterday morning?

    Those early birds at Radio 5’s Wake to Money asked the Commons Treasury Select Committee chairman if customers have confidence in British banks. “Much less than they did, and that’s part of the problem we’ve got with the recovery,” Mr Tyrie said.

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    Written by Anthony Browne

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  • Wise words from Which? on savings

    Robert Watts

    A report by Which? released today calls for a national savings strategy. But with nearly half of the country unhappy with how much they save, what is the best way to save up a rainy day fund? BBA Director of Media Relations Rob Watts considers Which?’s wise words and reminds us it’s not too late to submit a response to the BBA’s Future of Savings consultation.

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    Written by Robert Watts

  • Referrals – will it make a difference?

    Irene Graham

    A number of banks already refer businesses, unsuitable for bank finance, on to alternative finance providers. But a new Government proposal seeks formalise the process across the entire industry. BBA Executive Director of Business Finance Irene Graham’s blog looks at the proposal and argues that it is all about making sure businesses get the right finance at the right time.

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    Written by Irene Graham