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Industry organisations

The Association of British Insurers or ABI is a trade association made up of insurance companies in the United Kingdo

Action Fraud is the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime where you should report fraud if you have been scammed, defrauded or experienced cyber crime in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The Association of Financial Mutuals is the trade body that represents mutual and not-for-profit insurers, friendly societies and other financial mutuals across the UK. … A financial mutual is an organisation that supplies financial services products, and which is owned by its customers, or members.

The Association of Investment Companies is the United Kingdom trade association for the closed-ended investment company industry.

The Banking Standards Board is an independently led body that promotes high standards of behaviour and competence across the UK banking industry.

The Building Societies Association was originally established in 1869. It is the voice for all 43 UK building societies as well as 5 large credit unions. Together these organisations serve around 25 million customers up and down the length of the UK.

The Chartered Banker Institute was established in 1875 and is the oldest professional banking institute in the world and the only remaining banking institute in the UK. It aims to help rebuild public confidence in banks and bankers by developing and embedding high ethical, professional and technical standards.

ECMI conducts in-depth research aimed at informing the debate and policy-making process on a broad range of issues relevant to capital markets. Through its various activities, ECMI facilitates the interaction among market participants, policymakers and academics. ECMI is managed and staffed by the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels. 

EFAMA is the voice of the European investment management industry, representing 28 member associations, 59 corporate members and 22 associate members.  At end 2018, total net assets of European investment funds reached EUR 15.2 trillion. These assets were managed by almost 62,000 investment funds, of which more than 33,000 were UCITS (Undertakings for Collective Investments in Transferable Securities) funds, with the remaining funds composed of AIFs (Alternative Investment Funds).

EFRAG – European Financial Reporting Advisory Group – is a private association established in 2001 with the encouragement of the European Commission to serve the public interest. Its Member Organisations are European stakeholders and National Organisations having knowledge and interest in the development of IFRS and how they contribute to the efficiency of capital markets.

Financial Fraud Action UK is the name the financial services industry uses to coordinate its fraud prevention activities. FFA UK is sponsored by the UK Cards Association for its attempts to prevent fraud on credit and debit cards and the Fraud Control Steering Group on non-cards fraud matters.

The FICC Markets Standards Board (“FMSB”) was established in 2015 as a private sector response to the Conduct problems revealed in global wholesale Fixed Income Currencies and Commodities (“FICC”) markets after the financial crisis.

The Financial Reporting Council is an independent regulator in the UK and Ireland, responsible for regulating auditors, accountants and actuaries, and setting the UK’s Corporate Governance and Stewardship Codes.

The Investment Association is a trade body that represents Investment Managers & Asset Management Firms in the UK.

Insurance Europe is the European insurance and reinsurance federation. Through its 37 member bodies — the national insurance associations — it represents all types of insurance and reinsurance undertakings, e.g. pan-European companies, monoliners, mutuals and SMEs.

The Institutional Money Market Funds Association is the trade association that represents the European money market fund industry.

The Lending Standards Board works to a single, clear remit: to promote fair lending. Our vision is to ensure that all personal and small business borrowers receive a fair deal from their lender as set out in the Standards of Lending Practice.

The Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units is an informal network of 164 financial intelligence units.

TheCityUK is the industry-led body representing UK-based financial and related professional services.

UK Finance is a trade association for the UK banking and financial services sector, formed on 1 July 2017. It represents around 300 firms in the UK providing credit, banking, markets and payment-related services.

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