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Chief Executive newsletter - May 2024

30.05.24

Chief Executive Newsletter

Chief Executive newsletter - May 2024

This month we share our latest reports, From Control to Financial Freedom, Unlocking the SME Net Zero Transition, key findings from the 2024 Annual Fraud report and our Annual Report and Financial Statements
New appointments to UK Finance Board

30.05.24

Press release

New appointments to UK Finance Board

UK Finance has today announced the appointment of Simon Bladon, Chief Executive Officer, PayPal UK; and Ian McLaughlin, Group Chief Executive Officer, Vanquis Banking Group, to its Board.
UK Finance publishes financial services manifesto

30.05.24

Press release

UK Finance publishes financial services manifesto

UK Finance has today released its financial services manifesto, outlining key priorities the next government should focus on.
RLN Innovator Workshop Recap: Driving collaboration in financial services

29.05.24

Blog

RLN Innovator Workshop Recap: Driving collaboration in financial services

On 16th May, UK Finance, in partnership with EY, hosted the RLN Innovator Workshop.
Key Takeaways from the 2023 Fraud Data

28.05.24

Blog

Key Takeaways from the 2023 Fraud Data

From increased pressure to protect customers to more focused reimbursement requirements to publicly reporting scam data to the rise of technologies like GenAI, UK banks faced a storm of change in 2023.
 Navigating the waves – the ups and downs of UK Public M&A in 2024

24.05.24

Blog

Navigating the waves – the ups and downs of UK Public M&A in 2024

Despite a multitude of geopolitical, economic and regulatory challenges, the UK has seen a surge of public M&A transactions in the first quarter of 2024. What has catalysed this uptick and can we anticipate the momentum to continue for the rest of the year?
Shedding light on rising credit reliance and financial resilience

22.05.24

Blog

Shedding light on rising credit reliance and financial resilience

The Equifax 2024 Financial Health Report highlights the UK’s increasing reliance on credit, alongside a rise in arrears levels in the mortgage and auto lending markets and a gender divide in financial resilience. How can the industry step in and support?
Fraud remains a major problem as over £1 billion is stolen by criminals in 2023

22.05.24

Press release

Fraud remains a major problem as over £1 billion is stolen by criminals in 2023

UK Finance today releases its 2024 annual fraud report, detailing the amount its members reported as stolen through payment fraud and scams in 2023.
Assessing the impact of Basel 3.1 on mid-tier banks’ ability to support the UK economy

20.05.24

Blog

Assessing the impact of Basel 3.1 on mid-tier banks’ ability to support the UK economy

Working with UK Finance and our members, EY LLP has examined the effects on mid-tier banks’ ability to lend to Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) and provide buy-to-let mortgages (BTL) under the PRA’s proposals for implementing Basel 3.1 in the UK.