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British Bankers Association


This was founded originally in 1920. In 1972 when Britain joined the E.E.C., the Association became the major representative body for recognized U.K. banks. Banks established under British law and with head offices in the U.K. are full members, as are British branches of other EU banks. Foreign banks with offices in the U.K. may be admitted to associate membership.

The B.B.A. is active in voicing the opinions of its members and making their views known to the Bank of England and governmental departments and other bodies whose actions or attitudes are relevant to banking affairs. Its field of reference is not restricted to the U.K. but will include the whole EU.

Read more about B.B.A here.


Reference: The Penguin Business Dictionary, 3rd edt.