If you need information about the financial services industry, the following trade associations will be happy to help. You can approach them directly via their websites.
The UK Cards Association represents the financial payments industry, including credit card companies
British Cheque and Credit Association - represents businesses which provide short term loan products and services, including third party cheque cashing.
British Bankers Association represents all banks which operate in the UK.
Consumer Credit Association represents businesseses involved in the home credit industry.
Consumer Credit Trade Association - represents businesses involved in consumer credit, hire and debt collection, motor finance, brokers and insurance plus various support services.
Finance & Leasing Association represents the UK consumer credit, motor and asset finance sectors.
Trading Standards Institute represents trading standards professionals