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Britain wants you to be banker, but are you ready for the risk?

Britain wants you to be banker, but are you ready for the risk? Creative commons image Credit: Mark Roy under CC-BY-2.0 licence
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 Oct 2014
Peer-to-peer lending is being seen as an alternative to the inactivity of traditional banking but would you be willing to play the banker role?...

What happens when you try to put a value on everything?

What happens when you try to put a value on everything? Copyrighted image Credit: King Ho Yim | Dreamstime.com
Duration 10 mins Updated 02 Jul 2014
Should we downgrade statistics' triple-a rating? Has the rush to put a figure on everything had a negative impact on how we do politics?

DEBATE: Should we have a smaller financial services sector?

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DEBATE: Should we have a smaller financial services sector? Copyrighted image Credit: Aprescindere | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Updated 20 May 2013
Do you think we should have a smaller financial services sector? Vote in our poll and leave your comments

Risk will return

Risk will return Copyrighted image Credit: Paul Lampard | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Updated 10 May 2013
Is it too much to expect that the new financial system will be fundamentally less accident-prone than the old?

The new politics of banking

The new politics of banking Creative commons image Credit: Peter Thwaite under CC-BY-SA licence
Introductory level Updated 08 May 2013
From ‘light touch’ to ‘durable’: we look at the new politics of banking

DEBATE: Will the ‘culture of risk’ become popular again?

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DEBATE: Will the ‘culture of risk’ become popular again? Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime
Introductory level Updated 01 May 2013
Are you worried the ‘culture of risk’ will become popular again, despite the current drive for more caution? Air your views here  

The 'repo-to-maturity' game

The 'repo-to-maturity' game Creative commons image Credit: By thunderchild7 via Flickr under Creative Commons licence
Introductory level Updated 01 May 2013
The collapse of MF Global not only exposed the vagaries of the ‘Repo-to-Maturity’ game, but also the issues posed by the application of...

DEBATE: Can we trust bankers to help the national recovery?

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DEBATE: Can we trust bankers to help the national recovery? Creative commons image Credit:
Introductory level Updated 29 Apr 2013
With all the new controls in place, can we now trust the bankers to help the national recovery? Share your views here

Rewarding failure

Rewarding failure Copyrighted image Credit: photos.com
Introductory level Updated 29 Apr 2013
When bankers get a hundred times more than the average private sector worker’s pension, what kind of signal does that send? 

Starbucks in the Star Chamber

Starbucks in the Star Chamber Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain
Updated 05 Dec 2012
Starbucks and others were able to rebuff attempts to pillory them over their tax payments. This suggests that regulators still lack the power to...