BBA Voice

In this section our policy experts give their views on the latest news and developments in the banking industry

8th Sep 2014 Back to top
  • We are the United Nations of banking

    Anthony Browne

    I often think that there’s something rather misleading about the name of our organisation. The title “British Bankers’ Association” might easily suggest that our main interests lie solely in British banks and those who work for them when, in fact, this isn’t entirely true.

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    Written by Anthony Browne

5th Sep 2014 Back to top
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  • A Question of Trust

    Anthony Browne

    Did you catch the thought-provoking radio interview by Andrew Tyrie shortly before dawn yesterday morning?

    Those early birds at Radio 5’s Wake to Money asked the Commons Treasury Select Committee chairman if customers have confidence in British banks. “Much less than they did, and that’s part of the problem we’ve got with the recovery,” Mr Tyrie said.

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    Written by Anthony Browne

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  • Wise words from Which? on savings

    Robert Watts, Media Relations Director, BBA

    A report by Which? released today calls for a national savings strategy. But with nearly half of the country unhappy with how much they save, what is the best way to save up a rainy day fund? BBA Director of Media Relations Rob Watts considers Which?’s wise words and reminds us it’s not too late to submit a response to the BBA’s Future of Savings consultation.

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    Written by Robert Watts, Media Relations Director, BBA

  • Referrals – will it make a difference?

    Irene Graham, Executive Director of Business Finance

    A number of banks already refer businesses, unsuitable for bank finance, on to alternative finance providers. But a new Government proposal seeks formalise the process across the entire industry. BBA Executive Director of Business Finance Irene Graham’s blog looks at the proposal and argues that it is all about making sure businesses get the right finance at the right time.

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    Written by Irene Graham, Executive Director of Business Finance

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  • Serve the single market, not just financial services

    Anthony Browne

    The EU Commission’s new President is reportedly planning to create a new directorate-general for financial services. But BBA Chief Executive Anthony Browne has some reservations. A new DG could fracture the single market and lead to a flurry of new initiatives instead of giving the last tranche time to bed down. Read his blog here.

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    Written by Anthony Browne