Bank Reform

Reforms to banking regulation seek to ensure no bank is too big to fail by structurally separating core retail and small business banking from investment banking activities.

Data

The BBA considers issues of data management within firms. Key areas of focus include the development of firm identification codes and data requirements of regulatory reporting requirements, with a view to reducing the reporting burden.

Financial Reporting

The BBA actively engages in financial reporting matters as they affect banks as preparers of financial statements. Much of the work relates to IFRS and other international initiatives but includes UK industry led work to enhance disclosure.

HR

Banking reform is ensuring that individuals in banks can safely act as whistle-blowers, are subject to professional standards, take responsibility for the consequences of management failings and are properly rewarded.

Parliamentary Commission of Banking Standards

The BBA considers any issue relating to the operation and development of any tax law and practice in the UK, EU and internationally which affects our members.

Prudential Capital and Risk

The BBA seeks to influence the implementation of the Basel III more capital, more liquid regime to ensure it meets regulatory objectives and promotes the supply of funding to the wider economy whilst being operationalisable by individual banks.

Taxation

The BBA considers any issue relating to the operation and development of any tax law and practice in the UK, EU and internationally which affects our members.