The BBA is now integrated into UK Finance. Please go to www.ukfinance.org.uk for new content and updates from UK Finance.
Material published by BBA prior to 1st July 2017 is still available on this website.
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
Financing Growth has been produced to help small- to medium-sized businesses identify some of the different finance options that may be available to expand their business, including information, tips and ideas about products from banks, alternative funders, commercial specialists and the Government to help you as you plan for the future.Read more
This is the BBA’s submission on the Autumn Statement 2016. The main priorities of the BBA are outlined and recommendations for reform are put forward. Making Brexit work for Britain, supporting SMEs and savers, bank taxation, digital and exports are amongst the key issues discussed.Read more
One Year on Review by Professor Russel Griggs OBE – November 2016
The independent review of the Access to Banking Protocol assessed the way banks had applied the Protocol in practice, and the extent to which pre-closure assessment, community engagement and local impact assessments informed the identification of suitable alternative ways to bank. The review, which was led by Professor Russell Griggs OBE, also sought to identify instances of best practice in the way in which the protocol had been implemented and made recommendations for the amendment of the protocol to ensure it continues to meet its objectives. The results of the review were published in November 2016.Read more
The banking sector contributes to the UK economy in many ways. Paying tax is an important element of that contribution but there has historically been little robust data on the contribution made by the banking sector in taxes. The first Total Tax Contribution study of the sector, carried out in 2015, provided useful evidence and highlighted that the contribution extends beyond corporation tax to include irrecoverable VAT, bank levy, stamp duties and employment taxes.Read more
Banking is at the heart of the economy and our daily lives. It plays a crucial role in helping us carry out a range of transactions, from the weekly shop to buying a home. The industry also helps savers put money away for a rainy day and businesses to expand their operations overseas into new markets.Read more