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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
Introduction: the industry at a crossroads
It was February last year that the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne described 2013 as the year in which banking would be “reset”. He then underlined his commitment to this goal, by warning that banks would face break-up if they ignored orders to ring-fence their investment and retail divisions.Read more
Written by Geetika Rai
Life will be a little easier for George Osborne when he delivers this year’s Budget speech on 19 March.
Sturdy GDP data, impressive employment figures and higher mortgage lending since last year’s statement suggest that Britain’s economic recovery is now picking up speed after a muted start.Read more
Written by Richard Woolhouse, Chief Economist, BBA