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UK financial watchdog investigates car loans market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 01:33:08 PM
.... “If you talk to people in the US what they say is you need to view it through the lens of secured borrowing,” said Bailey. Speaking to an audience at the British Bankers Association, Bailey said the regulator was keen to avoid taking any action that might push borrowers to illegal lenders. ...
Barclays boss sounds Brexit talent warning image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 12:19:59 PM
....A report commissioned by TheCityUK late last year found that up to 75,000 jobs could be lost in financial services if the UK left the EU single market. The British Bankers Association also warned banks were getting ready to relocate out of the UK to continue serving customers in Europe. ...
High cost credit products must be tackled, say Lords image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 12:08:14 AM
....The committee had been told of banks contacting deaf people by phone and sending written PIN numbers to blind people instead of using Braille, she added. The British Bankers Association said it was already working closely with the government, the regulator and consumer advocates on a number of the areas highlighted in the report. ...
Libor requests need not break rules, court hears image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 11:08:42 PM
.... . John Ewan, former Libor manager at the British Bankers Association (BBA), agreed in court that a bank could be "perfectly entitled" to ask for a lower rate as long as it was within a range of interest rates at which the bank might borrow cash. ...
HSBC closes a quarter of branches, as 1,000 banks shut for good image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 12:06:05 AM
....". The British Bankers Association (BBA) is in the process of updating guidelines for branch closures. ...
Bank of England prepares to protect City firms from hard Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 27th of November 2016 07:32:00 PM
....The meetings followed his submissions to the Treasury select committee that outlined his view that banks and other financial institutions would need to be given time to put new rules in place after a deal had been struck with Brussels. The Confederation of British Industry and the British Bankers Association have lobbied No 10 and No 11 to impress on the prime minister and chancellor that transition arrangements would be needed or firms could face a barrage of new tariffs and trading relationships. ...
Banks promise to increase support during branch closures image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 10th of November 2016 12:00:13 AM
.... . The British Bankers Association's pledge to update its Access to Banking Protocol - the guidelines covering the way banks manage branch closures - comes in response to an independent report by Professor Russel Griggs. ...
Warning for credit-addicted families as bankrupcties rise image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 28th of October 2016 04:19:00 PM
.... Net borrowing on credit cards was at £175million in September, up 25. 9 per cent from £139m in September 2015, according to figures from the British Bankers Association (BBA). ...
Watchdog's banking tech reform 'not enough' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of August 2016 06:26:34 AM
....Meanwhile the banking industry welcomed the emphasis on new technology. Anthony Browne, chief executive of the British Bankers Association, said: "Customers and businesses have already found digital banking hugely convenient and have taken advantage of mobile technology that is allowing us to bank round the clock. ...
Desktop banking use falls, as users switch to apps image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 21st of July 2016 11:00:58 PM
....3m times a day in 2015, down from 4. 4m in 2014, according to the British Bankers Association (BBA). ...
Overdrafts more expensive than payday loans, says Which? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 8th of July 2016 09:26:59 PM
....In response, the banking industry said that unplanned overdraft charges are much lower than they used to be. A spokesperson for the British Bankers Association said:. ...
Bank shares plunge on Brexit vote image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of June 2016 11:23:32 AM
...." . The British Bankers Association said any effects of the referendum result on "passporting", which allows financial services firms to operate more easily between countries, "could take some time to resolve and any changes to banking would take place over a long period of time". ...
Happy couple now in the pink thanks to long lost payout image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 8th of May 2016 04:16:00 PM
....NEVER let the dust settle on old policies. Find unclaimed assets by checking out the list of tracing schemes from consumer group Which? For lost bank and savings accounts head to the free MyLostAccount service run by the British Bankers Association (BBA), the Building Societies Association and National Savings and Investments (NS&I). ...
Mortgage lending for March returns to record high of £17bn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of April 2016 10:25:26 AM
....Total lending rose to £17. 1bn, 64% higher than the same month a year ago, and the highest figure since April 2008, according to the British Bankers Association. ...
Two-thirds of banks fear Brexit, according to UK industry poll image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of March 2016 05:23:14 PM
....The majority of banks operating in Britain said they think they would be worse off if the UK leaves the European Union, according to a survey by the leading industry lobby group. The British Bankers Association said that almost 60% of banks that responded to its survey on EU membership had warned that the UK leaving the 28-member state bloc would have a negative impact on their business. ...
How much cheaper can borrowing get? Mortgage and loan rates keep on falling image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 26th of February 2016 04:31:00 PM
.... However, there are fears that low rates are helping to make households more complacent about debts. Figures from the British Bankers Association showed unsecured consumer credit increased to £495million in January from just £139m in December. ...
Power of attorney: complaints soar as banks and other firms bungle image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 19th of February 2016 08:11:54 AM
...." . A spokesperson from the British Bankers Association said: “UK banks recognise the often difficult circumstances customers face when exercising their power of attorney right. ...
EU promises to give challenger banks a break image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 7th of February 2016 09:36:55 PM
Bank customers 'could save £70 a year' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of October 2015 06:28:20 AM
....The Banking industry welcomed the report, saying that the empowerment of customers was crucial. "The report has a number of pragmatic suggestions to increase awareness of switching, which will further put customers in control of their banking choices," said Anthony Browne, the chief executive of the British Bankers Association (BBA). ...
Are YOU due a windfall? Britons urged to claim £15bn in lost pensions and bank accounts  image
....However, it's fairly easy to track down cash in bank and savings accounts. The British Bankers Association, the Building Societies Association and NS&I provide a free online service My Lost Account that can help you to trace missing money. ...
Libor interest rate-rigging scandal: British bankers' trial begins in US image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of October 2015 04:09:03 PM
....”. Allen and Conti lawyers have indicated that they plan to argue that the British Bankers Association, which oversees Libor, was aware that Libor submissions sometimes reflected the banks’ financial interests. ...
Banks pay £31bn in tax as their fortunes recover image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 20th of September 2015 11:01:30 PM
.... In 2008, the industry paid a total of £33bn, before the financial crisis struck and dragged tax payments down to a low of £20. 2bn in 2010, according to the study by PwC and the British Bankers Association (BBA). ...
Start Up Loans provides funding lifeline for female entrepreneurs image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of September 2015 08:00:41 AM
.... Some 38pc of Start Up Loan recipients hailed from the West Midlands and Yorkshire and the Humber. This compares to recent figures from the British Bankers Association, which showed that 31pc of all loans to small firms are drawn down in London and the South East. ...
UK interest rates on hold until autumn 2016, City predicts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of August 2015 01:54:46 PM
....The forecasts came as signs emerged of homeowners scrambling to remortgage over the past month in anticipation of a rate increase that might now be delayed. On Wednesday, the British Bankers Association (BBA) said the number of people moving to fix their loans at low rates was at its highest level for four years. ...
End of cheap mortgage boom as big banks raise rates image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 24th of July 2015 08:45:55 PM
.... . On Friday the British Bankers Association reported that 23,985 borrowers remortgaged their homes in June, a 20 per cent rise in a year. ...
Banks beg George Osborne to scrap the bank levy image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 5th of July 2015 11:01:09 PM
.... . The plea by the British Bankers Association comes as Britain’s manufacturers have also urged for measures to boost productivity while the Institute of Directors has said that the tax system must be simplified to encourage investment. ...
Banks 'not liable' for vishing fraud image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 5th of July 2015 11:00:06 PM
....Some banks do pay compensation, while others do not. "Every case is slightly different," said a spokesperson for the British Bankers Association. ...
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Friday 19th of June 2015 06:20:59 AM
....The industry has been hit by a series of scandals in recent years, including the mis-selling of loan insurance, which has already cost the industry more than 26 billion pounds ($41 billion) in compensation, but the chairman of the Financial Conduct Authority said the banks understand the need to change. "I think the retail banking sector in the UK has really got it," John Griffith-Jones told the British Bankers Association's retail banking conference. ...
UK financial system needs urgent overhaul, says thinktank image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 1st of June 2015 11:01:01 PM
....The NEF report said there had been an improvement in the UK’s financial resilience since 2008 but not to the extent of other countries in the G7. The British Bankers Association said: “The UK authorities are rightly regarded as being at the forefront in implementing new European rules that will ensure investors in banks – and not taxpayers – bear the cost of any future bank failure. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of May 2015 01:49:44 AM
.... . Cue howls of outrage from the British Bankers Association, which aired the usual dire warnings about the impact of such a move on one of the UK’s “key industries”. ...
Mortgage approvals now 'trending up' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of April 2015 09:32:43 AM
....After a slow start to the year, the number of mortgages being approved is now "trending upwards", according to the UK's High Street banks. Figures from the British Bankers Association (BBA) show that 38,751 house-purchase mortgages were offered in March, up from 37,453 in February. ...
Is your partner a financial bully? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of April 2015 09:00:31 PM
....However the banking industry says it is open to change on the issue. "We would be happy to consider what more might be done to help in this difficult and complex area," said a spokesperson for the British Bankers Association (BBA). ...
Britain's bankers to put wallets first in 'nightmare' election image
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Friday 20th of March 2015 10:07:06 AM
.... . The British Bankers Association has warned Osborne's move could drive members out of London, but in private, bankers accept that the Conservatives, their usual party of choice, need to win votes and they remain a convenient cash-raising target. ...
The vulnerable need help from finance industry image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of February 2015 03:03:11 PM
.... That’s shocking. Eric Leenders, of the British Bankers Association, pointed out that "some people do not feel very comfortable talking about personal issues like illnesses with people they don’t know well – and sometimes a bank’s best intentions can come across as intrusive. ...
Financial companies are not meeting the needs of vulnerable consumers, says City Watchdog image
....In short financial companies must introduce a "high-level policy on consumer vulnerability" including displaying clear and simple information and explaining products for as long as they are used by customers. Despite the criticism, Eric Leenders, executive director of retail banking at the British Bankers Association, claimed that banks are doing all they can to help vulnerable people. ...
Free bank accounts 'dead within a decade' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 2nd of February 2015 12:01:23 AM
.... . The British Bankers Association said it would be inappropriate to comment while an inquiry into the market was conducted by the Competition and Markets Authority. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of January 2015 01:32:11 AM
....Data yesterday also showed signs that unsecured consumer borrowing is growing. The latest statistics from the British Bankers Association showed household unsecured borrowing – which includes credit card debt and personal loans – rising at the most rapid rate since 2008. ...
Savers getting raw deal from big banks, says FCA image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of January 2015 08:38:19 AM
....The banking industry said it would consider the FCA's report carefully. "These have been frustrating years for savers," said a spokesperson for the British Bankers Association (BBA). ...
Fee-free basic bank accounts agreed in Treasury deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 15th of December 2014 12:01:32 AM
.... Nine High Street banks have signed up to the deal, accounting for 90% of the UK current account market. Banking industry body the British Bankers Association, which worked with the banks to develop the new template, said the revised account was aimed at people who might not be able to open a standard account and customers in financial difficulty. ...
Special Report: UK banks say 'smart' clients don't deserve compensation image
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of November 2014 02:02:45 PM
.... Others, who were advised by the FCA they did not need to use lawyers, say the banks brought in their own attorneys who took evidence their customers had provided and used it against them.     British Bankers Association Chief Executive Anthony Browne said in July that a huge amount of work had been done to reform the banks. ...
Week ahead in business and economics: October 27-31  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 26th of October 2014 09:19:41 PM
.... The UK’s biggest building society said prices fell for the first time in 17 months in September, and analysts expect only a slight bounce-back this month. The British Bankers Association released data last week showing weaker mortgage approvals in September, which were down by almost a fifth compared with January’s six-year high. ...
Millions of customers vulnerable to fraud, warn banks image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of October 2014 12:08:22 PM
....The list includes asking for a full Pin or a banking password over the phone, or via email. "Being defrauded is a devastating experience for anyone, which is why we are launching this campaign," said Anthony Browne, the chief executive of the British Bankers Association (BBA). ...
Greedy banks leave savers needing 'fourfold rate rise' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 12th of October 2014 07:45:57 AM
.... . A spokesman for the British Bankers Association said: "A low interest rate environment – with the Bank of England base rate at 0. ...
Banks turn corner with first rise in jobs since the financial crisis  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 4th of October 2014 08:30:14 PM
.... . The latest job figures for the sector show a small annual rise in high street banking jobs in 2013, the first increase in five years, according to the British Bankers Association. ...
Basically, it's impossible for us to open a bank account in the UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 22nd of August 2014 06:01:00 AM
....Sadly, the truth is, no one can force a bank to give you an account. I spoke to the British Bankers Association (BBA) in the hope it knew of a bank prepared to take on expats as there must be others in the same position. ...
UK banks see 4% rise in mortgage approvals in June image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of July 2014 10:55:19 AM
....The number of mortgages approved by high street banks increased slightly in June after four months of decline, figures showed on Wednesday, although experts said it was too early to say new rules on lending have had a long-term impact on the housing market. Data from the British Bankers Association (BBA) showed 68,121 loans were approved during the month, a 4% increase on May's figure. ...
Bank probe welcomed by business leaders image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Saturday 19th of July 2014 12:01:00 AM
....”. The British Bankers Association insisted banks were “pro-competition” and said substantial changes were already underway across the industry to increase competition. ...
.... . A report published last week by the British Bankers Association and accountancy firm EY found that Britons are now using mobile and internet banking for transactions worth nearly 1 billion pounds a day. ...
As Britons embrace digital banking, more branches face the chop image
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of July 2014 12:45:11 PM
. Britons are using Internet and mobile banking for transactions worth nearly 1 billion pounds a day and branch use is falling sharply, according to the British Bankers Association and accountancy firm EY. ...
Online banking: Why Captain Mainwright is doomed image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 7th of July 2014 11:00:00 AM
....Now he and his kind are well and truly on the way out. And this is the judgment of no less a person than the chief executive of the British Bankers Association (BBA). ...
The era of  the traditional bank branch is dead,  says BBA image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 5th of July 2014 08:30:38 PM
.... . In a landmark series of comments, Anthony Browne, chief executive of the British Bankers Association (BBA), has admitted that “branch numbers will continue to fall” and that those who call for a return to branch banking are “out of kilter with what millions of customers want”. ...
Number of mortgages approved by banks falls in May image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of June 2014 11:19:45 AM
. The number of mortgages approved by banks fell in May, perhaps indicating the overheated housing market may finally be starting to cool, according to the latest report by the British Bankers Association. ...
Queen's Speech: Two steps forward, one step back for pensions image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of June 2014 04:05:36 PM
....Business leaders had a mixed reaction to the 11 bills announced in the speech, including a Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill. Anthony Browne, chief executive of the British Bankers Association welcomed the bill. ...
Banks miss interest rate swap compensation deadline image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 2nd of June 2014 11:08:15 AM
....". The British Bankers Association (BBA) told BBC Radio 5 Live's Wake up to Money programme that "banks recognise they have to regain the trust and confidence of our customers", but claimed they had worked "incredibly hard to try to meet the deadline". ...
MORNING MEETING: Plumbing the financial system image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 30th of May 2014 12:00:00 AM
.... It is a worry because this was the first period since cheap FLS money was redirected at businesses not mortgages. The British Bankers Association insist FLS has brought down loan costs and even the Forum of Private Business conceded things could have been worse without it. ...
Mortgage lending hits six-year high image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of May 2014 10:39:37 AM
....High street banks advanced £12. 2bn worth of mortgages in April, the highest monthly figure in six years and up by more than half on April 2013's figure, according to data from the British Bankers Association. ...
Week ahead in business and economics: May 27-30 image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 26th of May 2014 12:15:22 PM
.... David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said last week that the Government would cut back the scheme if Bank of England policymakers recommended it, though data show most homes bought via Help to Buy so far are outside of London and well below the £600,000 cap set by the Government. Analysts will also scrutinise mortgage aprovals data published today TUESDAY by the British Bankers Association to assess the impact of the Mortgage Market Review on the buoyancy of the market. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 23rd of May 2014 11:00:00 PM
. In a week where the British Bankers Association reported that credit card borrowing is growing at its fastest rate in five years, card providers are tripping over themselves with new deals as they try to lure in new customers. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 23rd of May 2014 11:00:00 PM
. In a week where the British Bankers Association reported that credit card borrowing is growing at its fastest rate in five years, card providers are tripping over themselves with new deals as they try to lure in new customers. ...
Prime Minister David Cameron is unconcerned over financial tax image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 11th of May 2014 12:01:00 AM
.... "It is harmful for the prospects of long-term savings, investment, and growth in the EU. ” Anthony Browne, chief executive of the British Bankers Association, said: “There is a common misconception that this is just a tax on banks, but actually it is a tax on businesses and ordinary people. ...
Bank staff's lack of FSCS knowledge leaves customers exposed to potential savings risk image
....Overall HSBC came bottom with a score of just 51 per cent of staff knowing about the FSCS while Yorkshire Building Society came top with 88 per cent, followed by Britannia Building Society (82 per cent) and Halifax (81 per cent). The British Bankers Association said the results were disappointing. ...
'An old passbook I have shows a balance of £1,000. Where's my money now?' image
.... . Then there is the British Bankers Association on 020 7216 8800 and, for money in building societies that are still with mutual entities, the Building Societies Association on 020 7520 5900. ...

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