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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
The Financial Transaction Tax may sound like a dynamite idea for funding public services, but it actually stands to make citizens poorer. BBA Policy Director Sarah Wulff-Cochrane explains why.Read more
Opening a business account can be daunting, and the BBA has published new advice offering business owners step-by-step guidance on opening the right bank account for them. BBA Executive Director for Business Finance Irene Graham explains more.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 Basel Committee has been updating its handbooks, BBA Executive Director Simon Hills explains why this has caused concern in the banking industry and asks them to give banks a bit more time.Read more
Irene Graham explains the value of postcode lending disclosures and how even greater transparency will enhance competition.Read more
Jonathan Hill told a Committee of peers that financial legislation should be viewed through the prism of the Commission’s jobs and growth agenda. Jonny Suart examines his return to the House of Lords in his new role as EU Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union.Read more
Andrew Rogan says that rebuilding trust and confidence in fixed income, currencies and commodities markets is vital. He sets out how the BBA think this should be done.Read more