British Bankers' Association



British Bankers' Association

Among other things, the BBA is responsible for continually improving the Banking Code, Small Business Code, accounting principles and European regulations regarding banking practices. An additional responsibility of the BBA is to set benchmark rates such as the LIBOR.

Abbreviation BBA
Motto The voice of banking & financial services
Formation 1919
Legal status Non-profit company
Purpose/focus Banking in the UK
Location Pinners Hall, 105-108 Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1EX
Region served UK
Membership 223 banks
Chief Executive Angela Knight

The British Bankers’ Association (BBA) is the trade association which represents the banks operating within the United Kingdom.

It was set up in 1919. In 1972 it accepted foreign banks. In 1975 responsibility for money transmission services moved to APACS, which becam UKPA in 2009.

One of the BBA’s key roles is to operate and maintain BBA LIBOR, the primary benchmark for short-term interest rates internationally, and one of the fundamental benchmarks for global financial markets.


What is the BBA?

The BBA is the leading trade association for the UK banking and financial services sector. They represent over 200 banks. These member banks collectively provide the full range of banking and financial services and make up the world’s largest international banking centre, operating some 150 million accounts and contributing £50 billion annually to the UK economy


UK British Bankers` Association`s Member List


Abbey National Treasury Services plc

ABC International Bank plc


Adam & Company Investment Management

Adam & Company plc

Ahli United Bank (UK) Plc


Alliance & Leicester plc

Allied Irish Bank (GB) / First Trust Bank (AIB Group (UK) plc)

Allied Irish Bank plc

Alpha Bank AE {Part of the Alpha Bank London Group}

Alpha Bank London Ltd {Part of the Alpha Bank London Group}

AMC Bank Ltd {Part of the Lloyds Banking Group}

American Express Bank Ltd

Ansbacher & Co Ltd

ANZ Investment Bank

Arab National Bank

Arbuthnot Latham & Co Ltd

Arbuthnot Securities Ltd

Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd

Banca Monte Dei Paschi di Siena SpA

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA

Banco de Sabadell SA

Banco do Brasil SA

Banco Santander SA {Part of the Banco Santander Group}

Banco Santander Totta SA {Part of Banco Santander Group}

Bangkok Bank Public Company Ltd

Bank J. Safra (Gibraltar) Ltd

Bank Leumi (UK) plc

Bank of America NA

Bank of Baroda

Bank of Ceylon (UK) Ltd

Bank of China

Bank of Cyprus UK

Bank of India

Bank of Ireland

Bank of London and the Middle East plc

Bank of Montreal

Bank of Scotland plc {Part of the Lloyds Banking Group}

Barclays Bank plc

Barclays Bank Trust Company Ltd

Barclays Capital

Barclays Corporate

Barclays Private Bank Ltd

Blom Bank France (Formely Banque Banorabe)

BMCE Bank International Plc

BNP Paribas

Bradford & Bingley plc


British Arab Commercial Bank Plc

Brown Shipley & Co Ltd

C Hoare & Co

CAF Bank Ltd

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce - London Branch

Canara Bank

Cater Allen Ltd {Part of the Banco Santander Group}

Cheltenham & Gloucester plc

China Construction Bank (London) Limited

CIBC World Markets plc {Part of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Group}

Citibank International plc

Citibank NA

Close Brothers Ltd

Clydesdale Bank plc

Commerzbank AG

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Coutts & Co

Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (formerly Calyon)

Credit Industriel et Commercial

Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse (UK) Ltd

Credit Suisse International

Crown Agents Bank Ltd

Danske Bank A/S

DB UK Bank Limited

Deutsche Bank AG

Dexia Bank Belgium, London Branch (Previously Dexia Banque Internationale

Dexia Credit Local SA (Dexia Public Finance)

Dunbar Bank plc

Duncan Lawrie Limited

EFG Private Bank Ltd

Egg Banking plc

Europe Arab Bank plc

European Islamic Investment Bank plc

FBN Bank (UK) Ltd

FIBI Bank (UK) Ltd

Ford Credit Europe Plc

Fortis Bank SA/NV

Ghana International Bank plc

Gulf International Bank (UK) Ltd

Gulf International Bank BSC

Habib Allied International Bank plc

Habib Bank AG Zurich

Habibsons Bank Ltd

Halifax plc (part of the Lloyds Banking Group)

Hampshire Trust plc


Harrods Bank Ltd

Havin Bank Ltd (formerly Havana International Bank Ltd)

HSBC Bank plc

HSBC Private Bank Ltd {Part of the HSBC Bank plc Group}

HSBC Trust Company (UK) Ltd {Part of the HSBC Bank plc Group}


Investec Bank Plc

Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Limited

Islamic Bank of Britain

Jordan International Bank plc

JP Morgan Asset Management

JP Morgan Chase Bank {Part of JPMorgan Chase & Co.}

JP Morgan Europe Ltd {Part of JPMorgan Chase & Co.}

Julian Hodge Bank Ltd


KBC Financial Products UK Ltd

Kingdom Bank Ltd

Kleinwort Benson Bank Ltd

Lloyds TSB Bank plc

Lloyds TSB Bank Scotland plc {Part of the Lloyds Banking Group}

Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance

Lloyds TSB Private Banking Ltd {Part of the Lloyds Banking Group}

Malayan Banking Berhad

Marfin Popular Bank Public Company Ltd

Mashreqbank PSC

MBNA Europe Bank Ltd

Metro Bank Plc

Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation

Mizrahi Tefahot Bank Ltd

Mizuho Corporate Bank Ltd

Mizuho International plc

Morgan Stanley Bank International Limited

N M Rothschild & Sons Ltd

Nacional Financiera SNC

National Australia Bank Limited

National Bank of Canada

National Bank of Egypt (UK) Ltd

National Bank of Greece SA

National Bank of Kuwait (International) plc

National Westminster Bank plc

Nationwide Building Society

Natixis (formerly Natixis Banques Populaires)

Nedbank Ltd

Nomura Bank International plc

Northern Bank Ltd {Part of Danske Bank Group}

Northern Rock plc

Northern Trust

PT Bank Negara Indonesia (Persero) London Branch

Punjab National Bank

Qatar National Bank SAQ

QIB (UK) plc

R Raphael & Sons plc

Rabobank International

Rathbone Investment Management Ltd

Reliance Bank Ltd

Riyad Bank

Royal Bank of Canada

Royal Bank of Canada Europe Ltd

Sainsbury’s Bank plc


Santander Cards UK Ltd

Schroder & Co Ltd

Scotiabank Europe plc {Part of The Bank of Nova Scotia Group}

Scottish Widows Bank plc

Secure Trust Bank plc

SG Hambros Bank Ltd

Shawbrook Bank Limited

Smith & Williamson Investment Management Ltd

Société Générale

Standard Bank plc (formerly Standard Bank London Ltd)

Standard Chartered Bank

State Bank of India

State Street Bank and Trust Company

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Ltd

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank Limited

Syndicate Bank

TD Bank NV

Tesco Bank

The Bank of New York Mellon

The Bank of Nova Scotia

The Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ Limited

The Charity Bank Ltd

The Co-operative Bank plcThe Norinchukin Bank

The Royal Bank of Scotland N.V.

The Royal Bank of Scotland plc

Triodos Bank NV


Ulster Bank Ireland Ltd {Part of The Royal Bank of Scotland plc Group}

Ulster Bank Ltd

Union Bancaire Privee UBP

Union Bank UK plc

United National Bank Ltd

United Trust Bank Ltd

Unity Trust Bank plc

VTB Capital Plc

Weatherbys Bank Ltd

Wells Fargo Bank NA

Wesleyan Bank Limited

Westdeutsche ImmobilienBank AG

Westpac Banking Corporation

Woolwich plc

Yorkshire Bank Plc


The BBA is governed by the Board, which meets 6 times per year and comprises the BBA Chief Executive and the Chief Executives of the largest banks operating in the UK, both retail, wholesale and from overseas. The Board represents the whole of the BBA membership. In addition to this the BBA Council meets twice yearly.



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Please note BBA is not a bank neither a regulatory body. The British Bankers' Association is the representative body for the UK's banks. They are a trade association. They do not handle complaints about their members.

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