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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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05.04.22

News in brief

Monthly Economic Insight - April 2022

05.04.22

Economic Insight

Monthly Economic Insight - April 2022

Energy price rises and geopolitical concerns are the backdrop for the latest review.
How technology developments in the mortgage space can improve user journeys and overall customer experience

05.04.22

Blog

How technology developments in the mortgage space can improve user journeys and overall customer experience

The finance industry has led the pack in digital transformation and innovation - day-to-day banking has led the charge with digital apps and instant transactions.
ESG transformation: opportunities and risk management

04.04.22

Blog

ESG transformation: opportunities and risk management

Financial services organisations are working hard to become net zero within the next few years, addressing environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) expectations, managing their risk profile in consideration of climate change and complying with a fast-evolving regulatory framework.
That "Dear CEO" letter: some institutions are in the "last chance saloon?

04.04.22

Blog

That "Dear CEO" letter: some institutions are in the "last chance saloon?

The PRA's communication was a wake-up call - but SaaS regulatory technology offers solutions
Climate change delivery: what needs to be done

01.04.22

Blog

Climate change delivery: what needs to be done

The Cassandras of climate change - crying doom but fated to be ignored - are finally being listened to.
Over £200 million of fraud stopped by rapid scam response scheme

31.03.22

Press release

Over £200 million of fraud stopped by rapid scam response scheme

Branch staff at banks, building societies and Post Offices have worked with the police to stop £202.8 million of fraud through the Banking Protocol rapid scam response scheme since it launched in 2016, according to the latest figures from UK Finance. Last year £60.7 million was stopped through the scheme, 34 per cent more than in 2020.
New model army assembling in fight against fraud

31.03.22

Blog

New model army assembling in fight against fraud

It has been well documented that the ongoing battle to prevent fraud escalated during the pandemic as payments increasingly moved online and with them, so did fraudsters.
Paper bank notes transition to end in September

30.03.22

Blog

Paper bank notes transition to end in September

Today (30 March) the Bank of England issued its six-month reminder to consumers and businesses about the withdrawal of legal tender status (or WOLTS) of the paper £20 and the paper £50 banknotes on 30 September 2022*.