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Preparing for successful regulatory visits

Event,
Contact:
christie sharp,
Last updated:
19 April 2021

Regulatory visits have become more intrusive than ever and can lead to capital and liquidity add-ons, follow-up work and/or other regulatory interventions, including s166 notices or even enforcement action. Meticulous preparation is key to a successful outcome from the visit...

Raising capital for growth with CCDS

Event,
Contact:
christie sharp,
Last updated:
14 May 2021

Core capital deferred shares (CCDS) enable building societies to issue shares that qualify as Core /Common Equity Tier 1 Capital. However, to date only three societies have raised new capital through CCDS. This free-to-attend webinar will explore the opportunity presented b...

Risk, regulatory, audit & accounting update

Event,
Contact:
christie sharp,
Last updated:
14 May 2021

This popular event, in conjunction with KPMG, provides a convenient annual update across a range of risk, regulatory, audit and accounting matters. Usually held in Leicester each year, this year's event will continue in an online format due to the current Covid-19 situation....

Bank of England Bill

Industry response,
Contact:
jeremy palmer,
Last updated:
14 September 2015

The BSA welcomes the Government’s commitment to achieving strong, sustainable and balanced growth that is more evenly shared across the country and between industries. BSA members all have their main operational headquarters away from the City of London, and are a significant ...

Ensuring operational continuity in resolution - PRA DP 1/14

Industry response,
Contact:
jeremy palmer,
Last updated:
06 January 2015

The Building Societies Association (BSA) welcomes the opportunity to respond, briefly, to DP 1/14. Our comments mainly address the DP’s Question 1, on scope, and are provided from the perspective of BSA members, who will generally be external users of critical shared payme...

FSA consultation paper, “Regulated fees and levies: Rates proposals 2012/13”, CP 12/3

Industry response,
Contact:
jeremy palmer,
Last updated:
23 January 2013

Introduction The Building Societies Association 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, hold residentia...

Our brief response to joint consultation on FSCS management expenses levy limit 2016/ 17

Industry response,
Contact:
andrea jeffries,
Last updated:
12 February 2016

We welcome the slight reduction in the MELL budget but argue for more detail on "strategic change" expenditure. Click here for the response.

Impact of CRD 4 on financing the economy

Industry response,
Contact:
jeremy palmer,
Last updated:
08 October 2015

We welcome this initiative from Commissioner Hill and his team at the new DG FISMA, going beyond the narrow remit in CRD 4, asking the right questions, setting the right tone of enquiry and openness, not imprisoned by past decisions. We particularly welcome the material on pro...

Increasing mortgage risk weights under CRR Article 124

Industry response,
Contact:
jeremy palmer,
Last updated:
08 October 2015

The BSA is pleased to contribute to the EBA’s consultation  : as all our members are specialised residential mortgage lenders, the majority using the standardised approach, this matter is of great importance to us. For that reason, we concentrate in this response on  RWs for l...

Interest rate risk in the banking book

Industry response,
Contact:
jeremy palmer,
Last updated:
14 September 2015

The Building Societies Association provides this brief response to the BCBS consultation. (Read the full response here .) The BSA’s members, the 44 UK building societies, all experience interest rate risk in the banking book (IRRBB,) though none is a “Basel bank” – i.e....

Liquidity Risk in the Integrated Prudential Sourcebook: A Quantitative Framework

Industry response,
Contact:
the bsa team,
Last updated:
18 February 2013

Comments by The Building Societies Association on the Financial Services Authority DP24 Introduction 1.   This paper sets out the brief comments of The Building Societies Association on the Financial Services Authority's Discussion Paper 24 Liquidity risk in the Int...

Our response to proposals on MRELs

Industry response,
Contact:
andrea jeffries,
Last updated:
11 March 2016

Summary The BSA supports the development of an effective regime for bank resolution.  We agree that failing deposit-takers need to be able to be resolved safely, without the taxpayer bailouts or massive calls on FSCS levy payers which were a feature of the banking crisis (a...

Our brief response to the consultation paper, Financial Services Compensation Scheme – Management Ex

Industry response,
Contact:
andrea jeffries,
Last updated:
16 February 2015

Comment We welcome the overall 7.4% reduction in the budgeted FSCS management expenses but continue to be frustrated by the lack of detail about this expenditure, and therefore lack of opportunity to comment on it.   An almost permanent feature of MELL budgets is th...

Our high level response to the EBA discussion paper on a draft methodology for assessment of liquidi

Industry response,
Contact:
andrea jeffries,
Last updated:
25 February 2014

Introduction The Building Societies Association represents mutual lenders and deposit takers in the UK including all 45 UK building societies. Building societies have total assets of nearly £330 billion and, together with their subsidiaries, hold residential mortgages o...

Our letter to HMT on its forthcoming review of the cash ratio deposit scheme

Industry response,
Contact:
andrea jeffries,
Last updated:
17 October 2012

Background 1. On 28 September, HMT wrote to the BSA and to eligible institutions outlining its intention to start the review. One of the issues the review will address is the impact of the scheme on participating institutions since 2007. We were asked to frame our comments...