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Banking crimes without end

Banking crimes without end Copyrighted image Copyright: Artwork by Gary Edwards © The Open University
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 23 May 2016
Has the UK financial sector become the 'serial offender' of corporate crimes with mis-selling of products like PPI and pensions...

How large is the UK alternative finance sector?

How large is the UK alternative finance sector? Creative commons image Jim Linwood under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Feb 2016
New research estimates the size of non-mainstream financial activity at over three billion pounds - and although growth is starting to slow, the...

Understanding personal finance: Money, money, money

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Understanding personal finance: Money, money, money Copyrighted image Copyright: Knowdl
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 27 May 2015
Learn how to get on top of your debts and gain a better understanding of banking terms with this interactive learning tool.

Free course: Managing my investments

Free course: Managing my investments Copyrighted image Copyright: Aprescindere | Dreamstime.com
Updated 06 Mar 2015
OpenLearn is a great place to get an idea of what to expect from Open University study; trying one of our free courses, such as Managing my...

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 Mark Roy under CC-BY-2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license
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?

The energy dilemma

The energy dilemma Creative commons image Lee Haywood under CC BY-SA 2.0 license under Creative-Commons license
Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Aug 2014
How can the Government balance voter and industry expectations of the energy market in the lead up to the next election?

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

What happens when you try to put a value on everything? Copyrighted image Copyright: 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?

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Fundamentals of accounting

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Fundamentals of accounting Copyrighted image Copyright: © Eugenio Marongiu/iStockphoto.com
Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 23 Aug 2016
Learn about the essential numerical and double-entry skills required for accounting. This free course, Fundamentals of accounting, will explain the...

Understanding and managing risk

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Understanding and managing risk
Advanced level Duration 20 hours Updated 16 Feb 2016
This free course, Understanding and managing risk, provides an introduction to financial risk management. The processes of risk identification,...

Introducing corporate finance

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Introducing corporate finance Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Advanced level Duration 20 hours Updated 11 Feb 2016
This free course, Introducing corporate finance, introduces you to the importance of finance and the role it plays in organisations. It explains...

Financial strategy and private finance initiative

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Financial strategy and private finance initiative Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 1 hour 15 mins Updated 29 Jun 2009
Does a hospital have to be owned and managed by the same sector that provides its services? In the early 1990s, the Private Finance Initiative was...