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From 1 July 2017, the finance and banking industry operating in the UK will be represented by a new trade association, UK Finance. It will represent around 300 firms in the UK providing credit, banking, markets and payment-related services. The new organisation will take on most of the activities previously carried out by the Asset Based Finance Association, the British Bankers’ Association, the Council of Mortgage Lenders, Financial Fraud Action UK, Payments UK and the UK Cards Association.x
Adam Cull, the BBA’s Senior Director (Financial Policy and Operations), blogs about CoCos and why they matter when it comes to the capital structure of banks.Read more
Adam Cull, Senior Director, Financial Policy and Operations, blogs about the Bank of England’s supervisory statement on contractual stays in financial contracts governed by third country lawRead more
Next week sees the ninth round of TTIP negotiations. There is a very strong case for including financial services in the Partnership, writes BBA Senior Director Adam Cull.Read more
What can we expect to see from the Turkish Presidency of the G20? The BBA’s Senior Policy Director for Financial Policy and Operations Adam Cull examines Ankara’s priorities.Read more
The Financial Stability Board has revealed its plans to end ‘Too Big to Fail’. The BBA’s Adam Cull examines what the proposals mean for the 30 Global Significantly Important Banks (G-SIBs).Read more
Mark Carney is “spearheading” efforts to reach an international agreement on it. The FT put it on its front page. But what is GLAC and why is bail-in so important to the post-crisis regulatory agenda? BBA Senior Policy Director Adam Cull explains why in the latest blog from his beginner’s guide series.Read more
Later this month the Bank of England’s new Financial Policy Committee (FPC) will meet to discuss risks to financial stability and whether anything can be done about them – “macro-prudential policy” in the jargon. Top of their agenda will be the housing market. Given the headline grabbing nature of its focus, now seems as good a time as any to reflect on the FPC’s purpose and powers.Read more
Last week, the US Federal Reserve announced that the largest US banks will be expected to meet a leverage ratio of 5 per cent. Their decision demonstrates once again how something intended as a simple and transparent backstop can be anything but.Read more
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) attracted a lot of attention yesterday morning following its estimate that UK banks benefit from a “too important to fail’ advantage of £15-£70 billion.Read more
The next meeting of the Financial Policy Committee (FPC) takes place tomorrow. As the members prepare, new research from the IMF on the regulatory response to the financial crisis should be on their reading list.Read more