BrexitThe British Banker's AssociationMakes Statement

Predicts bank exit over Brexit

23 Oct, 2016

Multiple banks predict their departure from the UK, citing new legal restrictions on their right to serve UK customers. The British Banker’s Association states:

Banking is probably more affected by Brexit than any other sector of the economy, both in the degree of impact and the scale of the implications. It is the UK’s biggest export industry by far and is more internationally mobile than most. But it also gets its rules and legal rights to serve its customers cross-border from the EU. For banks, Brexit does not simply mean additional tariffs being imposed on trade – as is likely to be the case with other sectors. It is about whether banks have the legal right to provide services.

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