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UK Finance and Global Counsel Release Papers on Themes Central to Capital Markets and Competitiveness Debate

UK Finance, in partnership with Global Counsel, has reportedly “developed a set of briefing papers on the key themes central to the debate around the UK’s capital markets and competitiveness more generally.” These themes are as follows: Risk and reward – risk is key to… Read More

UK Finance Releases Dedicated Card and Payment Crime Unit Report

UK Finance has released the Dedicated Card and Payment Crime Unit (DCPCU) annual report. The unit, formed as a partnership between UK Finance, the City of London Police and the Metropolitan Police Service together with the Home Office, is described as being “a unique, proactive… Read More

UK Reaches 150 Million Contactless Cards Issued – Research Report

The UK has reportedly reached 150 million contactless cards issued, according to an update from UK Finance. UK Finance’s Card Spending Update for March 2024 shows “that contactless cards now account for 93 percent of those in issue.” UK Finance recently released its card spending… Read More

UK Finance Releases Review Exploring Trends Across Spending, Saving, Borrowing

UK Finance released its latest Household Finance Review for Q1 2024, exploring trends across household, spending, saving, and borrowing. Mortgage borrowing in Q1 was down “compared with the same period the year before, despite growth in mortgage applications at the end of 2023.” Consumer spending… Read More

UK Finance Releases Financial Services Manifesto, Outlining Key Areas Next Government Should Prioritize

UK Finance has recently released its financial services manifesto, outlining key priorities the next government should focus on. David Postings, Chief Executive of UK Finance, said: “The UK’s financial services sector is a global success story and one any future government should seek to partner… Read More

Lending Standards Board Comments on Key Findings in UK Finance Fraud Report

UK Finance recently released their latest fraud report. While sharing insights on this key update, the team at Lending Standards Board has provided their perspective on the findings. For background, the LSB is responsible for overseeing the CRM Code, which has reportedly been the “only… Read More

Fraud Remains Major Problem as Over £1 Billion Is Stolen by Criminals in 2023 – UK Finance Report

Fraud remains a major problem as over £1 billion is stolen by criminals in 2023, according to an update from UK Finance. UK Finance recently released its 2024 annual fraud report, “detailing the amount its members reported as stolen through payment fraud and scams in… Read More

UK Finance Releases Latest Mortgage Data for Q1 2024, Highlights Lender Support for Homeowners

UK Finance releases its latest mortgage arrears and possessions data for Q1 2024, while highlighting continuing lender support for customers The number of homeowner mortgages in arrears “rose slightly (three per cent) in Q1 2024 compared to the previous quarter,” in line with UK Finance’s… Read More

UK Finance and Addleshaw Goddard Release Report on Use of Model Clauses to Support Variable Recurring Payments Development

UK Finance, in association with law firm Addleshaw Goddard LLP, is announcing a report on the use of model clauses to support the development of the Variable Recurring Payments (VRPs) for commercial applications in the UK. VRPs are a form of payments instruction that “allows… Read More

UK Finance Announces Work on UK Regulated Liability Network (RLN) Experimentation Phase

UK Finance has announced work on a new UK Regulated Liability Network (RLN) experimentation phase with eleven of its members. The UK RLN is envisaged as a common ‘platform “for innovation’ across multiple forms of money, including existing commercial bank deposits and a shared ledger… Read More

UK Finance Says SME Lending Improves in Q4 of 2023

UK Finance is reporting today that demand for SME financing improved in Q4 of 2023. Last year was difficult for all firms as markets, both public and private, sagged. This was due to rising interest rates paired with inflation as well as geopolitical challenges. However,… Read More

Chair of UK Finance Bob Wigley Joins Board of Enterprise Blockchain Firm R3

Bob Wigley, the Chairman of UK Finance, has joined the Board of Directors of R3. UK Finance is a group that advocates on behalf of the UK financial services industry, representing over 300 individual firms. The group aims to drive innovation and help to shape… Read More

UK Finance Announces Appointments of Thierry d’Argent from Societe Generale and Saif Malik from Standard Chartered

UK Finance has announced the appointment of Thierry d’Argent, CEO of Societe Generale UK; Saif Malik, CEO, UK, Standard Chartered; and Mickey Schiller, CEO of Leumi UK, to its Board, effective 8 February 2024. TS Anil, CEO, Monzo; and Kelly Devine, Divisional President UK &… Read More

UK Finance Report Examines Consumer Behavior, Spending Patterns, and Impact of Inflation

In the ever-changing landscape of economic uncertainties, the third quarter of 2023 brought both challenges and glimpses of recovery in household finances. UK Finance‘s Household Finance Review, published recently, delves into “the key trends and indicators that shaped consumer behavior during this period.” Q3 witnessed… Read More

UK Finance Comments on Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) Account Access, Closure Report

UK Finance recently commented on the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA)’s account access and closure report. According to UK Finance: “Freedom of expression is vitally important and today’s report from the FCA makes clear that accounts are not being closed because of political beliefs or other… Read More

UK Finance Report Makes Recommendations to Accelerate Digital Transformation of Nation’s Capital Markets

UK Finance has released a report which sets out three key missions “to accelerate the digital transformation of the UK’s capital markets.” The report ‘Unlocking the power of securities tokenization’, produced in conjunction with Oliver Wyman, looks at “how securities tokenization (the digital representation of… Read More

Feedzai, UK Finance to Highlight Challenges for Banking Sector, Identify Potentially Fraudulent Activities

Feedzai, the firm focused on fighting financial crime with AI, has partnered with UK Finance, the trade association for the UK’s banking and financial services sector, to deliver its Annual Fraud Report. UK Finance has chosen Feedzai as the lead sponsor and contributor “for the… Read More

UK Finance Shares Future Strategy for Open Banking Payments Adoption: Report

UK Finance notes in an update that it brought the payments industry together to “consider the future opportunity for open banking payments and how the market could collaboratively shape that future.” There are now more than 2.5 million Open Banking payments every month compared to… Read More

Open Banking Challenge and Hackathon, Focused on Variable Recurring Payments, to Launch this Month

Major brands in the Open Banking space have unveiled a new challenge: The VRP Hackathon. It’s organized by Open Future World, Ozone and UK Finance and supported by Accenture, Mastercard, VOLT and Worldpay from FIS. Until now, Open Banking has mainly been focused on settling… Read More

UK Finance Confirms Appointment of Matt Hammerstein, Lucy-Marie Hagues, John Hourican, Max Roberts to its Finance Board

UK Finance has confirmed four new appointments to the UK Finance Board – which are all effective as of July 1, 2021. Matt Hammerstein, CEO of Barclays Bank UK; Lucy-Marie Hagues, CEO at Capital One UK; John Hourican, Chief Executive of NewDay Group; and Max… Read More

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