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Risk, regulatory, audit and accounting seminar

Event,
Contact:
christie sharp,
Last updated:
20 February 2020

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. Alongside the formal sessions, t...

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

BSA CONFERENCE POSTPONED It is with deep regret that we have made the decision to postpone the BSA Conference. Due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis and the restrictions put in place by the UK Government we are unable to deliver the conference as planned. The health and s...

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...

FSA CP12/30: Complaints against the regulators

Industry response,
Contact:
elaine morton,
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:
elaine morton,
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:
elaine morton,
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:
elaine morton,
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:
elaine morton,
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...

Our response to further consultation on strengthening accountability in banking - FCA CP 15/5 and PR

Industry response,
Contact:
andrea jeffries,
Last updated:
27 April 2015

Background and key concerns 1.    On 23 February 2015, the PRA and FCA issued a further consultation on their plans to strengthen accountability in the banking sector.  In our responses to the various consultations on this subject we have always made clear that we agree...

The Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission: Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts: a new appro

Industry response,
Contact:
elaine morton,
Last updated:
22 October 2012

Introduction 1. The Building Societies Association (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, hol...

Industry Responses

Page,
Contact:
the bsa team,
Last updated:
07 January 2015


BSA comments on the UK Customer Satisfaction Index

Press release,
Contact:
hilary mcvitty,
Last updated:
19 July 2016

Commenting on the UK Customer Satisfaction Index published by the Institute of Customer Service, Robin Fieth, Chief Executive of the BSA said: “This survey includes just one building society, Nationwide, which is the highest scoring organisation in the banking category and ...

FCA Mission consultation

Industry response,
Contact:
elaine morton,
Last updated:
23 January 2017

This BSA paper responds to the FCA's consultation, Our Future Mission.  Our key points are as follows - Fewer, stronger rules that are properly enforced Coherent consumer protection Stable regulatory structures and requirements Constructive engagement on risk and regulat...