Fair Business Banking APPG

First Registered: 29/09/2015 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To identify the failings within the financial service sector and work with industry, regulators and businesses to encourage and promote positive proposals for change.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Fair Business Banking

1. KennedyCentre P.O.Ltd - written evidence
15/05/2019 - Inquiry: Post Office network - Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee
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Found: KennedyCentre P O Ltd (PON0046) Responses to    Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee Post

2. Financial Conduct Authority - written evidence
15/01/2019 - Inquiry: Consumers’ Access to Financial Services - Treasury Committee
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Found: we face when making sure consumers have access to fair, affordable and appropriate credit.  Statutory duties

3. Lending Standards Board - written evidence
15/01/2019 - Inquiry: Consumers’ Access to Financial Services - Treasury Committee
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Found: Practice for Business Customers, Credit Card Market Study remedies and the Access to Banking Standard. The

4. 9th Special Report - Government and Financial Conduct Authority Responses to the Committee’s Twenty-Fourth Report: SME Finance
11/01/2019 - Inquiry: SME Finance - Treasury Committee
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Found: Contact us Home Parliamentary business MPs, Lords & offices About Parliament Get involved

5. Community Investment Coalition
27/11/2019 - Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)
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Found: with more providers offering a wider range of fair and affordable products to households , individuals

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Fair Business Banking

1. Lloyds, HBOS and the Cranston Review
04/02/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: time I have spoken under your chairmanship about banking matters. This story is at least as shocking as - Speech Link
2: process must be independent. It simply cannot be fair to have any review carried out within the bank’s - Speech Link

2. HBOS Reading: Independent Review
18/12/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: fundamental business principles that underpin any free market economy: we compete on a fair and level playing - Speech Link
2: constituent, Mr Alun Richards, whose business went under through the Lloyds Banking Group. He has mentioned public - Speech Link
3: I cannot judge the guilt or innocence in the business relationship between his constituent and his bank - Speech Link
4: former HBOS employees, were convicted of defrauding business customers over 10 years earlier. More than £250 - Speech Link
5: Sally Masterton, a senior risk officer at Lloyds Banking Group, on the instructions of her line manager - Speech Link
6: forceful speech. This subject is close to many business people’s hearts. Does he agree that because the - Speech Link

3. Clydesdale Bank and SMEs
19/03/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: businesses can resolve their disputes and obtain fair redress.At the Budget last autumn, the Government - Speech Link
2: prejudice the case.In 1998, John Guidi built a business in the west of Scotland with a portfolio of almost - Speech Link

4. Rural Post Offices
13/12/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: establishment, the word is out that it is not a viable business and they would do well to leave well alone. This - Speech Link

5. Banking Misconduct and the FCA
10/05/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: like to start by paying tribute to the Backbench Business Committee for enabling this debate to take place - Speech Link
2: issue is the continuing refusal of many in the banking sector to accept their responsibility and their - Speech Link
3: important point. There is genuine anger about banking businesses not taking responsibility for their - Speech Link
4: picture that people are taking away about our banking industry is its being heavily influenced by hidden-door - Speech Link

6. Business Banking Fraud
09/10/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: House has considered the investigation of business banking fraud.It is a pleasure to serve under - Speech Link
2: of the widespread malpractice across the entire banking sector, and today we speak for them collectively - Speech Link
3: meaningful actions to properly investigate business banking fraud and seek redress for its victims have - Speech Link
4: absolutely correct: it was systemic across the whole business lending sector. He is right to put that on the - Speech Link

7. Banking Sector Failures
12/07/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: That this House has considered failures in the banking sector.It is a privilege to serve under - Speech Link

8. Banking: Standards and Reform
03/09/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: the report by the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards, and it is almost three years to the - Speech Link
2: proposals backed by APPGs, such as that on fair business banking, making specific recommendations and decrying - Speech Link

9. RBS Global Restructuring Group and SMEs
18/01/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: time, but the recommendation from the Backbench Business Committee is that the person moving a motion should - Speech Link
2: this important debate, as well as the Backbench Business Committee for allowing the time, particularly - Speech Link
3: co-ordinated strategy and that the mistreatment of business customers was a result of that”,and the - Speech Link
4: Andrea Willows is in the public Gallery today. Her business was not failing, but the bank absolutely refused - Speech Link
5: on the all-party parliamentary group on fair business banking and as a Back-Bench MP before that, I heard - Speech Link
6: on how we can move forward. The APPG on fair business banking has identified a series of achievable and - Speech Link

10. Community and Sub-Post Offices
27/03/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: the likes of Amazon, grocery delivery and online banking, many of our small village and town centres, particularly - Speech Link
2: for providing basic banking services. Despite the growth of online and phone banking, there is still—and - Speech Link
3: currently engaged in renegotiating the deeply unfair banking contracts with UK Finance, the body that represents - Speech Link
4: unable to sell on what is maybe a long-established business that nobody will take on? This is leading to the - Speech Link
5: remuneration rates for business banking are unfair, while only 9% thought them fair, and 67% thought the - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Fair Business Banking
1. Halifax Bank of Scotland: Fraud
asked by: Lord Sikka
26/01/2021
... published on 22 June 2018.

2. Royal Bank of Scotland: Finance
asked by: Barry Sheerman
14/01/2019
... what steps the Government is taking to ensure that grant funding awarded by Banking Competition Remedies Ltd under the RBS alternative remedies package is used effectively to provide for innovation and competition in the business banking market.

3. Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme
asked by: David Evennett
11/05/2020
... what recent discussions his Department has had with the banking sector to ensure applications for the Business Interruption Loan Scheme are dealt with in a timely manner.

4. Business: Loans
asked by: Anne Marie Morris
16/12/2020
... what recent discussions he has had with representatives from the banking sector on extending the business loan repayment holiday for the duration of the covid-19 outbreak.

5. Carbon Emissions: Capital Investment
asked by: Matthew Offord
12/10/2020
... whether his Department plans to establish a banking agency to finance green investments as part of the Industrial Strategy.

Latest Questions
19 Current APPG Officers
Sammy Wilson Portrait
Sammy Wilson
Vice Chair
Democratic Unionist Party - East Antrim
Joined: 5th November 2019
Lord Cromwell Portrait
Lord Cromwell
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 2nd May 2017
Earl of Lindsay Portrait
Earl of Lindsay
Vice Chair
Conservative - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 5th November 2019
James Cartlidge Portrait
James Cartlidge
Vice Chair
Conservative - South Suffolk
Joined: 24th February 2020
Chris Law Portrait
Chris Law
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Dundee West
Joined: 24th February 2020
Tom Tugendhat Portrait
Tom Tugendhat
Vice Chair
Conservative - Tonbridge and Malling
Joined: 24th February 2020
Kirsty Blackman Portrait
Kirsty Blackman
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Aberdeen North
Joined: 24th February 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Kevin Hollinrake MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 4746.

Email: kevin.hollinrake.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Heather Buchanan, APPG on Fair Business Banking, c/o Kevin Hollinrake MP, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA. Tel: 07921 637 582

Email: buchananh@parliament.uk

Group's Website:

http://www.appgbanking.org.uk/

Benefits in Kind
Date
14 Jan 2020
Source
Athena Foundation
Description
Athena Foundation is funded by the following to act as the group's secretariat: Triodos Bank UK Ltd, Noel Edmonds (individual),Oak North PLC, C Collins (individual)   From : 14/01/2020 To : 13/01/2021
Value
£49,501
Date
3 Jul 2019
Source
FBB Foundation
Description
Secretariat   From : 03/07/2019 To : 02/07/2020
Value
£87,001
Date
30 Jun 2016
Source
FBB Foundation
Description
Secretariat   From : 30/06/2016 To : 29/06/2017
Value
£6,001
Financial Benefits Received
Date
19 Feb 2020
Source
Co-Operative Bank
Value
£7,500
Former APPG Officers
Stephen Kerr Portrait
Stephen Kerr
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Stirling
Joined: 5th November 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Luke Graham Portrait
Luke Graham
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Ochil and South Perthshire
Joined: 5th November 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Jim Fitzpatrick Portrait
Jim Fitzpatrick
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Poplar and Limehouse
Joined: 5th November 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
George Kerevan Portrait
George Kerevan
Chair & Registered Contact
Scottish National Party - Former Member for East Lothian
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Calum Kerr Portrait
Calum Kerr
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Former Member for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Joined: 21st July 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Jonathan Edwards Portrait
Jonathan Edwards
Vice Chair
Independent - Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Mark Williams Portrait
Mark Williams
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Ceredigion
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Helen Goodman Portrait
Helen Goodman
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Bishop Auckland
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Michelle Thomson Portrait
Michelle Thomson
Vice Chair
Independent - Former Member for Edinburgh West
Joined: 21st July 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Steve Baker Portrait
Steve Baker
Vice Chair
Conservative - Wycombe
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
2 APPG Memberships
British Muslims , Mutuals
Mark Garnier Portrait
Mark Garnier
Vice Chair
Conservative - Wyre Forest
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016
Guto Bebb Portrait
Guto Bebb
Chair & Registered Contact
Independent - Former Member for Aberconwy
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 3rd June 2016
No other APPG Memberships