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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Winning the Global Race

The competitiveness of the UK as a centre for international banking   In late 2014, the BBA began discussing the UK’s competitiveness as an international banking centre with its members and with stakeholders within government and regulatory bodies. It became clear that there was a widespread interest in developing a strategy to safeguard the position of the UK as a…

Diversity and Inclusion in Banking

As part of its new Strategic Report for UK companies, introduced in time for 2013 year-end reporting, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) put in place requirements for companies to report on the gender breakdown of their employees. This requires, as a minimum, the disclosure of gender ratios relating to main boards, senior managers and total employees. The…

Banking on British jobs

As Britain’s largest export industry banking makes a significant contribution to the British economy. The banking industry contributed more than £31 billion in tax in 20141 . A total of £16 billion – 51% – of this tax contribution came from foreign banks, while UK-headquartered banks contributed £15.3 billion – 49% – in taxes. According…

Mobile phone apps become the UK’s number one way to bank

Banking by smartphone and tablet has become the leading way customers manage their finances, as mobile banking overtakes branches and the internet as the most popular way to bank. New research from CACI for the BBA shows that customers will use mobile devices to check their current accounts 895 million times in 2015, more than…

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