UK Finance represents nearly 300 of the leading firms providing finance, banking, markets and payments-related services in or from the UK. UK Finance was formed in July 2017, bringing together most of the activities of the Asset Based Finance Association (ABFA), the British Bankers' Association, the Council of Mortgage Lenders, Financial Fraud Action UK, Payments UK and the UK Cards Association.
Matthew is Director in the Invoice Finance and Asset Based Lending division of UK Finance. At any one time, the invoice finance and asset based lending industry represented by UK Finance will be providing around £19 billion of funding to around 42,000 businesses in the real economy. The industry supports businesses of all sizes and has particular expertise in supporting small and mid-sized businesses. Prior to the formation of UK Finance Matthew was at the ABFA which he joined in 2011 as Head of Government Affairs and was appointed Deputy Chief Executive in 2015. He joined the association from the specialist Westminster law firm Bircham Dyson Bell, where he was joint-head of public affairs, advising clients in the financial services, healthcare, transport, retail and infrastructure sectors. Before joining Bircham Dyson Bell he was a director at DLA Piper's Global Government Relations practice (formerly known as DLA Upstream) where his clients ranged widely from financial services businesses to overseas governments. Matthew sits on the CICM's Technical Committee.