A – Z Associations

Arab Bankers’ Association (ABA)

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The Arab Bankers’ Association (ABA) is a London-based not-for-profit professional organisation whose members work in banks and related industries in the Arab world and in the United Kingdom. Through its programmes and events, the ABA fosters improved relations, information sharing and understanding between Arab and British private and public financial sectors.

The ABA was founded in London in 1980 and is the only professional body in the U.K. dedicated to representing and promoting the interests of Arab banks and financial professionals who work with Arab banks.

The Association now boasts hundreds of members, both individual and corporate, based in the U.K., the Middle East and further afield.

www.arab-bankers.co.uk

British Bankers’ Association (BBA)

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The BBA is the leading trade association for the UK banking sector with 200 member banks headquartered in over 50 countries with operations in 180 jurisdictions worldwide.  Eighty per cent of global systemically important banks are members of the BBA.  As the representative of the world’s largest international banking cluster the BBA is the voice of UK banking.

www.bba.org.uk

Luxembourg Bankers’ Association (ABBL)

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The Luxembourg Bankers’ Association is the professional organisation representing the majority of banks and other financial intermediaries established in Luxembourg. Its purpose lies in defending and fostering the professional interests of its members. As such, it acts as the voice of the whole sector on various matters in both national and international organisations. The ABBL counts amongst its members universal banks, covered bonds issuing banks, public banks, other professionals of the financial sector (PSF), financial service providers and ancillary service providers to the financial industry.

Established in 1939, the Luxembourg Bankers’ Association is the voice of Luxembourg’s banking sector, providing members with a platform to discuss key industry issues and to define common strategies for the entire Luxembourg financial sector.

www.abbl.lu

Middle East Association (MEA)

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The Middle East Association is a multi-sector trade association that works to encourage bilateral trade with the Middle East and North Africa. Drawing on 60 years of experience, we introduce British companies to the variety of opportunities in the MENA region, assist with market entries, and develop business networks for established companies, both in the UK and in the region.

Despite the regional upheaval, there is enormous opportunity in the MENA region, which continues to grow strongly compared with the OECD economies. Infrastructure and capacity building are increasingly viewed as priorities by decision makers, and British goods, services, and expertise have a huge amount to offer.

Doing business in the Middle East requires insight and good judgement, as well as an understanding of local requirements and expectations. With our network of government and private sector contacts, long-standing experience, and in-depth market knowledge, we can provide companies with the intelligence, access, and guidance they need to develop their business successfully in the MENA region.

Membership of the Association offers a range of benefits and incentives including special rates for our events and trade missions, networking opportunities, as well as access to exclusive business intelligence and promotional offers for partner events and publications.

www.the-mea.co.uk

XBRL International

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XBRL International (XII) is the international standards organization which develops and maintains the XBRL Standard and related specifications[1] in order to improve business reporting for the public good. It is a global not-for-profit consortium of approximately 600 public and private organisations working together to support the collection, sharing and use of structured data for data reporting and analysis.

XBRL was originally the work of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), created as a way to advance financial reporting and facilitate the global exchange of financial data. XBRL International was created to ensure compatibility and agreement among industry members and to promote adoption of the standard around the world.

www.xbrl.org