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Banking Conduct of Business Sourcebook - industry guidance

Industry publication,
Contact:
andrew hopkins,
Last updated:
24 December 2015

The Financial Conduct Authority's Banking Conduct of Business Sourcebook (BCOBS) came into force on 1 November 2009. BCOBS applies to firms carrying out the activity of accepting deposits from banking customers in the UK, for example by providing saving and current account...

Building Societies Annual Conference 2020

Event,
Contact:
jason russell,
Last updated:
01 July 2019

Following on from the success of this year's event, the Building Societies Annual Conference will be heading to Liverpool for the first time. The conference will take place at the ACC Liverpool by the iconic Kings Docks. It is the ideal location for our conference, exhibition...

Conduct risk and compliance in modern financial services

Event,
Contact:
christie sharp,
Last updated:
04 July 2019

In financial services, the related functions of compliance and conduct risk are still relatively new. Over the last decade or so, legal and regulatory requirements on, and expectations of, financial services firms have reached very high levels.  The senior managers’ regime ...

Vulnerable adults seminar

Event,
Contact:
christie sharp,
Last updated:
20 August 2019

Looking after customers who are in vulnerable circumstances and need some extra help to run their finances continues to be a high profile issue for financial services. Building societies and credit unions have been pioneers in providing support for these customers but expect...

Secretaries seminar

Event,
Contact:
christie sharp,
Last updated:
05 September 2019

The role of a society secretary can be very broad. Beyond the core duties of preparing for board meetings and AGM and minute taking, secretaries are increasingly involved in corporate governance matters, recruitment of directors, regulatory issues and initiatives for increas...

Guidance for people wanting to manage a bank account for someone else

Factsheet,
Contact:
simon rex,
Last updated:
28 May 2013

Banks and building societies understand that it is sometimes necessary for a customer’s account to be handled by another person. This guidance explains how a person can manage a bank or building society account on another person’s behalf. It describes the circumstances...

Operational resilience

Event,
Contact:
christie sharp,
Last updated:
13 August 2019

While we await feedback from the Bank of England, PRA and FCA on their joint 2018 discussion paper on operational resilience, firms cannot afford to sit on their hands and must start implementing changes now. This full-day seminar aims to help firms prepare by covering the ...

Risk, regulatory, audit and accounting seminar

Event,
Contact:
christie sharp,
Last updated:
05 August 2019

This popular full-day seminar, in conjunction with KPMG, provides a convenient annual update across a range of risk, regulatory, audit and accounting matters – to optimize member benefit, the scope has widened from audit / accounting only. Starting with scene-setting and ...

Cyber simulation exercise

Event,
Contact:
christie sharp,
Last updated:
29 July 2019

Cyber-simulation exercises are recommended as a means of testing your plans to manage the aftermath of a successful cyber-attack. This simulation, organised in conjunction with EY, provides an opportunity for members to take part in a building society-specific exercise which...

FSA CP12/30: Complaints against the regulators

Industry response,
Contact:
chris lawrenson,
Last updated:
05 February 2013

Introduction 1. The Building Societies Association (the BSA) represents mutual lenders and deposit takers in the UK including all 47 UK building societies. Mutual lenders and deposit takers have total assets of over £375 billion and, together with their subsidiaries,...

FSA CP 12/37: The Financial Services Bill: Implementing market powers, decision making procedures an

Industry response,
Contact:
chris lawrenson,
Last updated:
01 February 2013

Introduction 1. The Building Societies Association (the BSA) represents mutual lenders and deposit takers in the UK including all 47 UK building societies. Mutual lenders and deposit takers have total assets of over £375 billion and, together with their subsidiaries,...

Retail CCDS - BSA response to FCA CP 14/23

Industry response,
Contact:
jeremy palmer,
Last updated:
02 February 2015

The BSA broadly welcomed FCA's proposals for the retail distribution of mutual shares such as CCDS (Core Capital Deferred Shares ), but calls for the new rules to be finalised quickly, and for the ceiling on individual investor holdings to be raised from 5 % to 10% of net ...

Strengthening accountability in banking

Industry response,
Contact:
chris lawrenson,
Last updated:
04 February 2016

This BSA response supports the proposals in, and comments on, PRA CP1/16 and FCA CP 16/1, which consult on changes to rules and forms in the light of the Government's proposal to remove the requirement on relevant firms to report known or suspected breaches of conduct rules. ...

Strengthening accountability in banking - FCA CP 16/27

Industry response,
Contact:
chris lawrenson,
Last updated:
03 January 2017

This BSA response supports the proposal in FCA CP16/27 that 'standard' - sometimes called 'notified' - non-executive directors (NEDs) should be subject to the regulator's individual conduct rules and to rule 4 of the senior conduct rules. The FCA's proposal aligns with the ...

Strengthening accountability in banking - FCA CP 16/26

Industry response,
Contact:
chris lawrenson,
Last updated:
03 January 2017

This response supports the proposals in, and comments on, FCA 16/26, which consults on guidance on how the FCA will enforce the 'duty of responsibility', which is now in force under the Bank of England and Financial Services Act 2016. The BSA consistently opposed the propos...