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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
Our final two days in Washington focussed on the prospect of aligning US and EU rules. Finding common ground has not always been easy in recent years. I’ve sat through some difficult discussions. Yet this year I witnessed a willingness to move forward with discussions over issues such as changes to derivatives regulations bearing fruit.Read more
We dedicated the second day of our US trip to technical discussion of US regulatory policy and tax. Three significant points emerged from heavy weight IIB panel discussions.Read more
The rain finally looked like subsiding as I left the UK, but winter was still in full swing as I arrived in America for the BBA’s annual visit to Washington DC. So cold has been the weather here that the Federal Government is currently closed in preparation for “Titan”, the latest winter storm.Read more
Britain and India share more than a passion for curry. Last week I was in Mumbai to meet with representatives from India’s banking industry, where we talked about many of the same issues that are regularly discussed nearly 4,500 miles away in London.Read more
The EU and US announced this week that the next round of negotiations to agree the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (‘TTIP’) will be held in early March. TTIP could be an important contributor to the economic recovery on both sides of the Atlantic.Read more