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The AFB subscription allows all staff from member banks to access AFB benefits. Each subscription includes attendance at almost all AFB events including roundtable discussions, conferences and seminars, as well as Policy and Regulatory Network meetings and policy working groups. Training workshops, training programmes and flagship events (Leadership Programme, Mansion House Lunch and Annual Banquet) are chargeable. Each member service is carefully designed to ensure the membership inform our priorities and workstreams.

Advocacy and Engagement

AFB’s dedicated Policy and Regulatory Affairs team advocates on behalf of foreign banks. We work constructively with Government and all stakeholders, to offer solutions and ideas that support the UK’s growth agenda. We engage with policymakers, regulators and stakeholders across the UK; including HM Treasury, Home Office, BEIS, Bank of England/PRA and the FCA. The activities of our Policy and Regulatory Network for regulatory, government and external affairs professionals and unique Leadership Programme ensures access for members at the highest levels of influence in the UK.

We collect, aggregate and represent members’ views and opinions to help shape and influence the political and regulatory agenda on their behalf and ensure their voice is heard.

Member Services

• Policy and Regulatory Network (two representatives per member)
• Policy Working Groups (unlimited representatives)
• Regulatory Conference
• Roundtable discussions with Government, Policymakers and regulators
• Responses to member consultations
• Surveys

“I find great value from AFB to understand and plan for implementation of regulatory developments”.
James Boucher, Chief Operating Officer, Bank ABC

Practice and Expertise

AFB works hand-in-glove with members and stakeholders to anticipate relevant industry trends and analyse and share technical and market data and intelligence. We work in partnership with key experts including some of the leading global law firms and consultants to deliver specialist knowledge and guidance at over 70 high value practice events every year. We offer accredited training, best practice seminars, peer to peer networking and operational support. We cover a wide range of issues such as critical third parties, diversity & inclusion and climate risk.

This practical expertise and training adds significant value that can be directly implemented at each member firm. AFB provides a unique opportunity to meet your peers from other foreign banks to share experiences and best practice.

Member Services

• Advisory Committees
• Roundtable discussions
• Seminars
• Conferences
• Training Workshops
• Training Programmes
• Leadership Programme

“The AFB Leadership programme an invaluable tool in getting up to speed on the UK financial services space. I would not hesitate to recommend it to my fellow CEOs”
Colin Fraser, Executive Director & CEO, FCMB Bank (UK) Ltd

Profile and Impact

AFB’s Member and Stakeholder Engagement team works with members, partners, sponsors and the media to ensure member banks’ needs and contributions are understood, and that value is provided for sponsors. The team ensures engagement with members on their particular needs, whether that be on the basis of geography, business model, size or specialism. The AFB amplifies the profile and impact of foreign banks in the UK, supporting brand-building and business development ensuring the contribution of the sector is profiled, recognised, and understood.

Member Services

• Social Media
• Media
• Round Up Newsletter
• Website
• Member Engagement reports and discussions

“The key benefit of AFB membership is that it covers a wide spectrum of topics, relevant to a lot of Bank functions, which are made accessible for free as part of the annual subscription”.
Head of Organisation, Operational Risk and Resilience (Corporate and Investment Banking), UK Third Country Branch, HQ in the EU

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Membership is open to all foreign banks with a presence in the UK

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