Parliamentary briefings

Parliamentary briefings produced by the BSA

If you would like to request a briefing on a topic not currently listed, please contact kate.creagh@bsa.org.uk.

E-petition 186565 relating to eligibility for mortgages

The debate on taking previous rent payments into account when assessing someone’s eligibility for a mortgage has received significant interest following an e-petition with over 147,000 signatures.

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Making Tax Digital

This briefing is provided ahead of the remaining stages of the Finance (No. 2) Bill to inform the debate. These issues apply equally to banks and building societies.

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Financial Guidance and Claims Bill (HL) Committee Briefing

We have long supported calls for a Single Financial Guidance Body (SFGB) and welcome the proposal to move regulation for Claims Management Companies to the FCA. We do however have some concerns about the delegation of advice delivery, in particular ensuring the new SFGB uses these powers to avoid duplication.

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Queen's Speech 2017

This page contains information about the June 2017 Queen's Speech and its impact on the building society sector.

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Letter to Party Leaders - GE 2017

BSA letter to the Party Leaders ahead of the General Election

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Creating a New Mutual Bank

In light of the challenges RBS have faced in spinning off Williams & Glyn as a separate shareholder owned bank or finding a willing corporate buyer for the business, other alternatives should be explored to deliver the same outcome. 

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Building societies supporing the Armed Forces Covenant

This briefing outlines steps being taken by the building societies sector to support service personnel through the Armed Forces Covenant.

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Savings (Government Constributions) Bill

The BSA supports the intentions behind both these schemes. Both are intended to encourage
people to save and this is important in engendering financial resilience. However, we do have
concerns.

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Bank of England Bill: Strengthening Accountability

This briefing outlines the views of the Building Societies Association on the main areas under discussion as part of the Bill.

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Bank of England & Financial Services Bill Second Reading (Lords)

The Bank of England & Financial Services Bill 2015 offers an important opportunity to solidify the Government’s commitment to promote real diversity in the financial services sector within legislation

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Bank of England & Financial Services Bill Committee State (Lords)

The Bank of England & Financial Services Bill 2015 offers an important opportunity to solidify within legislation the Government’s commitment to promote real diversity in the financial services sector.

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National Savings & Investments future planning

NS&I's annual funding targets can be disruptive of the retail savings market if they require NS&I to attract a substantial share of new savings and can make it difficult for both banks and building societies to manage their funding.

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