About the APPG

The All Party Group on Challenger Banks and Building Societies is a cross-party group of MPs and Peers that seeks to inform parliamentarians of all parties about the challenger banks and building societies sector, the issues and challengers facing them, and to promote diversity within the sector.

In the previous parliamentary session, the APPG ran a series of inquires around access to financial services, diversity of provision and regulation.

The group was reconstituted after the December 2019 General Election with Rt. Hon Karen Bradley MP assuming the role of Chair.

We have an ambitious programme of activity over the current Parliamentary session including a series of reports into different aspects of regulation, an examination of the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on the sector and reacting to the Government’s planned financial services legislation.


Secretariat services for the APPG on Challenger Banks and Building Societies is provided by Barndoor Strategy.



This is not an official website of the House of Commons or the House of Lords. It has not been approved by either House or its committees. All-Party Parliamentary Groups are informal groups of Members of both Houses with a common interest in particular issues.  The views expressed in these webpages are those of the group.

You can learn more about All Party Groups and the rules which govern them on the Parliamentary website.

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APPG Register Entry

You can read our full entry in the Houses of Parliament’s Register of All-Party Parliamentary Groups here

Find Out More

If you are interested in learning more about the APPG or in supporting our work please contact the Secretariat

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