Who are the All Party Parliamentary Group on Fair Business Banking?
Who are we?
The APPG is a cross-party group with members from the House of Commons and the House of Lords. In the current Parliament the co-Chairs are Kevin Hollinrake MP (CON) and William Wragg MP (CON). The Vice Chairs are Lord Cromwell, The Earl of Lindsay, Lisa Cameron MP (SNP), Sammy Wilson MP (DUP), Luke Graham MP (CON), Stephen Kerr MP (CON), Jim Fitzpatrick MP (LAB), Tonia Antoniazzi MP (LAB) and Chris Stephens MP (SNP). The APPG is run by its secretariat, Athena Foundation, a non-profit company limited by guarantee. The APPG was originally founded in 2012 by Guto Bebb MP (CON) as the APPG on Interest Rate Swap Mis-selling. It brought the plight of businesses mis-sold these complex products to the attention of Parliament and the financial regulator, and was instrumental in triggering the FCA Review into their mis-selling. The remit of the APPG was subsequently expanded to that of Fair Business Banking in recognition of the wide range of problems which persist between private businesses and their finance providers. Since then, it has held three more debates in the Commons, set up an inquiry into dispute resolution, established the Contracts Working Group and has intervened over the mistreatment of customers by RBS’ Global Restructuring Group and HBOS Reading.
Officers of the APPG on Fair Business Banking
Executive Director, Policy & Strategy firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Communications
Director of Research
Benjamin Bracciano is the Parliamentary Researcher for the APPG on placement from the University of Bath. He is currently studying Politics with Economics, and has strong interests in geopolitics and macroeconomics. Benjamin has an international background, having previously lived in Tunisia, the UAE and Hong Kong.
The Athena Foundation
The APPG on Fair Business Banking is managed by its secretariat, the Athena Foundation. The Directors of the Athena Foundation are Heather Buchanan, Fiona Sheriff and Jackie Roberts.
Support our work
As the APPG gains yet more traction, it is imperative that we are able to raise sponsorship to build on our already substantial progress. To that end, we are inviting donations to support our work. Please find below a link for donations, which can be ‘one off’ or on a monthly basis. We recommend a minimum donation of £250 per annum. Any donations will be recorded publicly in our register of interests.