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A Budget for Savers?

Newsbite,
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brian morris,
Last updated:
31 March 2016

A couple of weeks before his recent Budget, Chancellor George Osborne acted to quell growing speculation about changes to the pensions regime by announcing that he would not be replacing the existing approach to taxation of retirement savings with a pensions ISA. He then su...

Can lower interest rates really benefit cash savers?

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brian morris,
Last updated:
01 December 2016

This week in a fascinating speech entitled “Umbrellas don’t cause rain” , Monetary Policy Committee (MPC)  member Gertjan Vlieghe set out the MPC’s case for its current approach to monetary policy and, in particular, the setting of very low interest rates. He puts forward ...

Risk in Recovery - Research by the University of Huddersfield

Industry publication,
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brian morris,
Last updated:
17 May 2011

This research, undertaken by the University of Huddersfield, is concerned with understanding how building societies non-executive directors are coping with the greater demands on them in light of the financial crisis - and the regulatory response to it. It examines their v...

BSA Response to FSA Consultation on FSCS Funding Review (CP 12-16)

Industry response,
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brian morris,
Last updated:
24 September 2012

Introduction  The Building Societies Association (BSA) welcomes the opportunity to respond to the FSA’s proposals for reforming the FSCS funding model, as set out in Consultation Paper 12/16. The BSA represents mutual lenders and deposit takers in the UK including a...

Help to Save: consultation on implementation

Industry response,
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brian morris,
Last updated:
22 July 2016

The BSA responded to HM Treasury's consultation on Thursday 21 July.  You can download the full response here .

BSA response to Green Paper on Corporate Governance Reform

Industry response,
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brian morris,
Last updated:
21 February 2017

In a green paper issued on 29 November 2016, the Government airs ideas for improving corporate governance.  These include: strengthening the corporate governance framework for the UK’s largest privately-held companies [NB the scope of this, suggested in the green paper, inc...

Price discrimination in the cash savings market

Industry response,
Contact:
brian morris,
Last updated:
25 October 2018

The BSA supports the FCA’s aims of promoting competition and improving consumer outcomes in the cash savings market. From our members’ perspective, the cash savings market is highly competitive and building societies compete by providing high standards of customer service and...

Government consultation on expanding the dormant assets scheme

Industry response,
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brian morris,
Last updated:
16 July 2020

On 4 April 2019, the Government published a report   The Dormant Assets Scheme: a blueprint for expansion’​  by "industry champions" on expanding the dormant assets scheme. The Government issued a  consultation paper  in February 2020 on expanding the dormant assets scheme....

FCA Guidance Consultation on branch and ATM closures

Industry response,
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brian morris,
Last updated:
31 July 2020

In  GC20/2 , FCA sets out planned guidance for banks, building societies and credit unions to follow when planning closures of branches or ATMs or converting ATMs from free to customer to fee-charging. The guidance includes proposals for firms to inform FCA of their plans ...