Treasury Committee press notice

30 January 2009: For Immediate Release


As part of its inquiry into the Banking Crisis the Treasury Committee will take evidence from building societies on Wednesday 4 February at 4pm in the Wilson room, Portcullis House. The session will follow evidence from representatives of the media (at 2.30pm):

The witnesses will be as follows:

€ Graham Beale, Chief Executive, Nationwide
€ Adrian Coles, Director General, Building Societies Association
€ Iain Cornish, Chief Executive, Yorkshire Building Society
€ Neville Richardson, Chief Executive, Britannia Building Society

Issues likely to come up are:

€ The competition impact of consolidation within the building society sector
€ Resilience of building societies to the current financial crisis
€ The impact on consumers of the current financial crisis
€ Reforms to regulatory capital and liquidity requirements
€ The operation of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme

Details of further evidence sessions for the Banking Crisis inquiry will be announced in due course.

Written evidence relating to the inquiry has now gone online at:

This will be updated as the inquiry progresses.