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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
In this section our policy experts give their views on the latest news and developments in the banking industry
BBA Executive Director Irene Graham explains how the measures in the historic Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act will support small businessesRead more
Last year we produced a pamphlet on the Benefits of Banking, which provided a whistle-stop tour of the ways in which one of our major national industries contributes, not only to the economy, but to society and innovation in technology.
One of those ways was through the creation of jobs.
Jobs aren’t just important because of the key role they play in the wider narrative of the national economy. Employment supports and builds local communities, boosts regional growth and often provides a nucleus for our societies. We also know as human beings how so many of our habits, relationships and personal lives are bound-up in the workplace.Read more
Written by Fiona McEvoy, Head of Campaigns
A new agreement struck by the BBA, government, regulators and consumer groups will ensure that bank customers around the country maintain access to banking services, regardless of where they live, writes BBA Policy Director Matthew Herbert.Read more
As digital firms show an interest in financial services, it’s important to strike a balance between protecting customers and ensuring stability, while not choking off innovation and competition, writes BBA Chief Executive Anthony Browne as a new report on “Digital Disruption” is published.Read more
Written by Anthony Browne
The Chancellor’s increase to the bank levy announced today may damage London’s position as a financial centre, writes BBA Director Sarah Wulff-Cochrane.Read more
Irene Graham writes about the BBA’s new portal for bank apprenticeships and the range of opportunities for young people right across the country.Read more