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A selection of banking organisations responsible for the UK banking industry, bank clearing, the Banking Code, the registration of banks and building societies, and more.

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Bank for International Settlements

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) is an international organisation which fosters international monetary and financial cooperation and serves as a bank for central banks. This site describes the BIS, its work, and that of the various groups operating through the BIS. View Site »

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Financial Ombudsman Service

Provides consumers with a free, independent service for resolving disputes with financial firms and banking services. You can order supplies of their publications and find a step by step explanation of how to complain online. The website also features news releases, press releases, useful links and frequently asked questions. View Site »

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Independent Banking Advisory Service

IBAS is a unique and specialist membership organization offering practical 'hands on' help to those in dispute with their bank. IBAS is non profit making and has no political agenda, thus enabling it to retain it's total independence. They deal with negotiation for both business and personal customers. View Site »

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Direct Debit

An easy way to collect regular or occasional payments, pay bills, for both general public users and for business users. Information on site describes what direct debit is, the benefits, frequently asked questions, and gets you started on setting up a direct payment to pay your bills. View Site »

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Direct Credit

A service which enables large and small organisations to make payments by electronic transfer directly into bank or building society accounts. The Direct Credit website content includes an introduction to the service, payment process, business benefits, consumer benefits and more. View Site »

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British Bankers' Association

A not-for-profit organisation, representing the banking industry in the UK. Funded by subscriptions from its member banks of which there are members worldwide. Their website provides details of the BBA's conferences, publications and training. They produce a wide range of consumer and corporate information. There is a newsroom facility, featuring press releases and a photo library. View Site »

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Banking Code Standards Board, The

Responsible for registering banks and building societies and monitoring their compliance with the Banking Code. It is a voluntary code followed by banks and building societies in their relations with personal customers in the UK. It covers current accounts, personal loans, savings (including cash ISAs) and credit cards. View Site »

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Bank of England

The Bank of England is the Government's banker and is also the banker to the banking system more generally - the bankers' bank. Their website describes what the Bank does - its main activities and responsibilities. Find out about each part of the Bank's work, among other topics you can learn about the Bank's relationship with the markets, banknotes, the Euro, monetary policy, the UK's foreign exchange and gold reserves. View Site »

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Institute of Financial Services

The official brand of The Chartered Institute of Bankers, helping individuals realise their career aspirations, and companies access the very latest learning and knowledge in the financial services industry. Joining gives you access to a wide range of professional development and networking opportunities. View Site »

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Bankers Almanac

The Bankers' Almanac is a comprehensive directory of international authorised banks. Established for over 150 years, The Bankers' Almanac has become recognised by many users working within the banking and financial markets as the first point of reference for information on the world's banks, it has been praised for its depth of information and ease of use. View Site »


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