NEW TRADE BODY FOR FINANCE SECTOR

A new body is to launch later in 2017, designed to be the authoritative voice for the finance sector in the UK. The name and brand of the body is to be announced in summer 2017. Bob Wigley will oversee the appointment of the chief executive and the integration of the existing trade associations later in 2017.

The new trade body will integrate the skills and capabilities of six trade associations: the Asset Based Finance Association, British Bankers’ Association, Council of Mortgage Lenders, Financial Fraud Action UK, Payments UK and the UK Cards Association.