Financial services are the services provided by the finance industry and include banking services, insurance services, real estate services and investment services. Since the recession began in 2008/09 banking services in many European countries and the US have been a drag on the financial services sector due to non-performing loans. Financial services is set for a strong year in 2014 as the economy improves. The US is bullish about increasing loans, more mergers, acquisitions and IPO's and higher commodity prices which will all benefit this sector.
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The Fiancial Services Authority (UK)
The British Banking Association
The International Banking Federation
American Bankers Association
European Banking Federation