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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
This morning we have released the second quarterly instalment of postcode lending data for the period Q3 2013. This shows the stock of lending (amounts outstanding) for mortgages, personal loans and SME lending by postcode sector across the country (GB). There are 10,000 postcode sectors across the country – these normally consist of the first four or five digits or letters of a postcode.Read more
Written by Richard Woolhouse, Chief Economist, BBA
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
Three articles in a recent edition of the FT stuck out as epitomising society’s on-off relationship with banks, albeit more off than on in recent times, and the importance of Europe to the UK’s banking industry.Read more
EU Finance Ministers and the European Commission should prioritise the establishment of an EU VAT web portal to help businesses.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