Peter Gibson MP, Conservative, Darlington
Chair

“A number of my constituents in Darlington have raised concerns about their personal banking experiences throughout this challenging year. I hope that by forming this APPG myself and cross-party colleagues, in conjunction with Transparency Task Force and other key stakeholders from the sector, we will be able to address constituent concerns.
“We have established there is a lengthy list of key concerns we must look at addressing and we will continue to review this list to ensure that we stay up-to-date with current issues that can inform policy change.”

Antony Higginbotham MP, Conservative, Burnley
Vice Chair

“Having worked in financial services prior to being elected as a Member of Parliament, I am very aware of how vital the sector is not just for UK plc, but also for the daily lives of people across the country. It gives access to goods and services, puts a roof over our heads, and can help keep our personal finances afloat when we fall on hard times. Ensuring that consumers are properly represented – with banks, Government and regulators held to account – I hope we can ensure that the future of personal banking is brighter than that which has gone before.”

 

Robert Largan MP, Conservative, High Peak
Vice Chair

“As a Chartered Accountant, I understand how beneficial financial services are for job creation and economic growth in this country, but also how families and businesses can be devastated when financial institutions do not meet their responsibilities. That is why I am pleased to join this APPG and work with parliamentary colleagues on a cross-party basis to find the right solutions for people who have not been treated fairly and hold financial institutions to account.”

Kevin Hollinrake MP, Conservative, Thirsk and Malton
Vice Chair

“Although the financial services sector is a critically important part of the UK economy and often works fairly and effectively, it has also been responsible for a litany of scandals and malpractice that have been hugely detrimental to millions of its customers. The APPG will play a key role in holding the industry and regulators to account, making sure that customers get a good service and where they do not that they get fairly compensated.”

Aaron Bell MP, Conservative, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Vice Chair

“I have joined the APPG to help ensure that consumers are treated fairly across the ever-wider range of financial services on the market. People rightly have more freedom than ever in managing their financial affairs but it is vital that the products available – new and old alike – are well-regulated.”

Paul Howell MP, Conservative, Sedgefield
Member

“I have joined this APPG because as a an accountant I fully recognise the importance of having financial and banking services that deliver for all. The impact of Covid has massively increased the criticality that this sector delivers.”

 

Christine Jardine MP, Liberal Democrat, Edinburgh West
Member

“Edinburgh is the second largest financial centre in the UK. Many of the employers and employees in my constituency of Edinburgh West are engaged in the retail banking and financial services sector, but crucially my constituents are their customers. I’m delighted this APPG will bring together cross-party MPs to encourage stakeholders to work together to affect positive changes and further consumer protection.” 

Richard Holden MP, Conservative, North West Durham
Member

“The APPG on Personal Banking and Fairer Financial Services is working to ensure that the country has trust in our financial institutions. The APPG aims to create the fair and level playing field that businesses need to thrive – this is especially important now as many businesses have seen a difficult year. I want to be able to represent my constituency and the wider North East in this APPG to ensure that businesses in my constituency have the opportunities that the rest of the country sees and that the banking system works for everybody.”

Marco Longhi MP, Conservative, Dudley North
Member

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Rob Roberts MP, Conservative, Delyn
Member

“Having been a financial planner for many years I have seen first-hand how people’s lives are impacted by banking and financial services and that there is a real knowledge gap in society around the various ways that banking and financial services can help people in their daily lives.  I’m keen to see what we can do as a Parliament to improve these sectors and increase understanding in the wider community so people can make better use of them to improve their lives and financial situation.”

Tonia Antoniazzi MP, Labour, Gower
Vice Chair

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Alison Thewliss MP, SNP, Glasgow Central
Member

“As SNP spokesperson on the Treasury and member of the Treasury Select Committee, I have seen first-hand how important personal banking services and fairer financial services are, not only to my constituents, but people across Scotland and the rest of the UK. Following the covid crisis it is more important than ever people have access to fair financial advice and support. Glasgow is a city of growth for banking and financial services, with Barclays choosing to establish their new multimillion-pound campus by the river Clyde in my constituency. As a member of the APPG I hope to represent the views of constituents and build better relationships between them, the banking and financial services industry, and the government.”

Katherine Fletcher MP, Conservative, South Ribble
Member

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Sammy Wilson MP, Democratic Unionist Party, East Antrim
Member

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Baron Sikka, Member of House of Lords
Member

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