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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 experts provide in-depth analysis of the important themes and issues facing the banking industry
Chrisol Corriea blogs about the 2015 Future Financial Crime Risks report which is full of insights and ideas and aim to stimulate even more thinking, assessment, conversation and debate within the industry around unknown financial crime risks that could surface.Read more
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The nights are drawing in, high streets are packed with shoppers, and mince pies are back on the supermarket shelves. It can only mean that Christmas is fast approaching, signalling that a year of challenges and change for the banking industry is coming to a close.
The Autumn Statement was the last set-piece political event of 2015. The Chancellor reiterated his commitment to balancing the books and was given further room to manoeuvre by a £27 billion revision to the public finance forecasts by the Office for Budget Responsibility. He also set out a new apprenticeship levy on company payrolls as part of broader changes to business taxation.Read more
Written by Anthony Browne
In the latest blog from governance risk and compliance specialists Hitec, Account Manager Debbie Roberts explains how in this ‘brave new world’ of regulation and compliance, achieving a culture of integrity, fair practice and transparency, and doing the right thing for customers is seen as equally important as profits.Read more
The assumption has been that banks have been burdened by the cost of branches compared to their competitors. But, if used in more imaginative ways, branches could be their greatest asset, argues McBains Cooper’s Adrian Southgate.Read more
Clayton Mitchell, Senior Manager at Crowe Horwath LLP, blogs about the importance of building a strong model foundation.Read more