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The UK Finance press office provides industry comment, information and data on banking and finance issues

The UK Finance press office provides industry comment, information and data on banking and finance issues. We have a wide range of spokespeople available to speak to the media.

Journalists and media outlets can contact the press office on 020 7416 6750 or email press@ukfinance.org.uk. A duty press officer is always available via the same contact details for out of hours queries.

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Record breaking £101 million of fraud prevented by banking and finance industry-funded police unit

16.05.22

Press release

Record breaking £101 million of fraud prevented by banking and finance industry-funded police unit

A specialist police unit which targets the organised criminal gangs behind fraud prevented a record £101 million from being stolen in 2021, the highest amount in the unit’s 20-year history.
Operational resilience implementation – Bank of England expects firms to get on the same page

13.05.22

Blog

Operational resilience implementation – Bank of England expects firms to get on the same page

We were delighted to welcome David Bailey, Executive Director, UK Deposit Takers Supervision at the Bank of England (BoE) to join us on 28 April at our Operational Resilience: Beyond 2022 webinar.
Making mortgages more affordable?

12.05.22

Blog

Making mortgages more affordable?

UK Finance has responded to the Financial Policy Committee’s (FPC) consultation on its proposal to withdraw its mortgage affordability Recommendation.
SCA is live – what are the tools to make it work?

11.05.22

Blog

SCA is live – what are the tools to make it work?

After a succession of shifting deadlines and rule changes to the guidelines themselves, Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) has now been implemented. For many, the go-live date passed with little comment.
Monthly Economic Insight - May 2022

11.05.22

Economic Insight

Monthly Economic Insight - May 2022

Cost of living concerns are dominating the headlines and domestic political agenda.
UK Finance responds to the Queen's Speech

10.05.22

Press release

UK Finance responds to the Queen's Speech

Responding to the Queen's Speech delivered in parliament today, David Postings, Chief Executive of UK Finance, said:
SME Finance Charter renews financial providers commitments to customers

09.05.22

Blog

SME Finance Charter renews financial providers commitments to customers

The SME Finance Charter sets out five pledges by UK banks and finance providers to support their small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) through every challenge they face. On Monday 9 May at 12pm the Charter was relaunched with an updated list of pledges and commitment to supporting businesses and customers.
Non-Fungible Tokens: minting opportunity for financial services?

09.05.22

Blog

Non-Fungible Tokens: minting opportunity for financial services?

From virtual land and crypto kitties to digital art and tweets, Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) have seen an explosive growth in value, especially in the past six months.
ESG, financial crime and climate change: a vicious and reinforcing cycle

06.05.22

Blog

ESG, financial crime and climate change: a vicious and reinforcing cycle

Financial crime is not a closed ecosystem that affects corporate structures or individual victims in isolation. It has extended and expansive consequences for environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues world-wide.