NEWS: Commission to launch FCA Occasional Paper on Access to Financial Services

May 10, 2016

The Financial Inclusion Commission and Financial Conduct Authority are launching the FCA’s Occasional Paper on Access to Financial Services at a half day conference on 24 May 2016.

The planned access paper builds on the FCA’s successful consumer vulnerability work. It seeks to stimulate ideas and foster a culture of access and inclusion throughout retail financial services in a way that embraces firms, regulators, government and consumer organisations.  The half day conference will also explore the recommendations made by the Financial Inclusion Commission in its report which identified the significant gaps that remain and the challenges ahead if we are to foster a truly financially inclusive society.

Economic Secretary to the Treasury Harriett Baldwin MP will deliver a keynote setting out the government's agenda on financial inclusion.

Christopher Woolard, Director of Strategy and Competition at the FCA will launch the paper.  

Confirmed speakers include: Seema Malhotra MP, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury; George Kerevan MP, Treasury Select Committee; Jeremy Quin MP, Work and Pensions Select Committee, Martin Lewis, MoneySavingExpert; Anthony Browne, British Bankers Association; James Bridge, Association of British Insurers; Annette Lovell, Financial Ombudsman Service; Ann Cairns, MasterCard; Jonquil Lowe, Open University; Nick Williams, Lloyds Banking Group; Jane Vass, Age UK; Keith Saxton, TechUK; Steve Webb, Royal London; Otto Thoreson, NEST; Leonora Miles, Macmillan; Olivia Randell, Barclays; Aneesh Varma, AIRE; Jo Hill, Linda Woodall, Simon Green and Rob Gruppetta, Financial Conduct Authority; and  Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles, Chris Pond, Martin Coppack, Professor Sharon Collard and  Laurie Edmans, Financial Inclusion Commission

This event is now fully booked but to join the waiting list click here.