Our forthcoming annual members' conference looks at the future of financial services. More precisely it looks at whether traditional financial services companies have a future? The Government, Treasury, Bank of England, PRA and FCA are committed to more competition and more consumer choice. As Martin Wheatley, CEO of the Financial Conduct Authority said recently "I can't regulate the banks to give customers a better service, only more competition will force them to" Justin Welby, the newly elected The Archbishop of Canterbury entered the debate recently, arguing for more regional banks to provide that competition, reigniting the debate about whether the financial services industry should have a 'higher social purpose' Recent research suggests that consumer trust in our industry is at an all-time low. So what's the solution? We have invited a broad range of industry leaders, practitioners, academics and researchers to share their views on what needs to be done to repair and reinvigorate the UK FS industry.
Tony Greenham, Head of Finance and Business, New Economics Foundation
James Barty, Senior Consultant, Policy Exchange
Maureen Duffy, CEO TNS
Peter D Hahn, PhD, Faculty of Finance, Cass Business School
John Grant, Author & Marketing Consultant