UK Finance responds to new UK-EU agreement

Responding to the new agreement reached between the EU and UK government, UK Finance Chief Executive Stephen Jones said:

This agreement provides a vital opportunity to secure an orderly exit that would minimise economic disruption on both sides of the Channel.

?It is crucial that the deal is now swiftly ratified by the UK and European parliaments, to provide much-needed certainty to businesses and their customers.

?The focus can then move on to establishing the long-term relationship between the UK and EU, including an ambitious framework for trade in financial services and close regulatory cooperation.

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<ol><li>UK Finance is the collective voice for the banking and finance industry. Representing more than 250 firms across the industry, we act to enhance competitiveness, support customers and facilitate innovation.</li>