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The 1976 IMF crisis: What parallels are there with Brexit?

Feb 27, 2017
Richard Roberts
Richard Roberts takes a look at the 1976 IMF crisis and the parallels it has with Brexit.
The 1976 IMF crisis: What parallels are there with Brexit?
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The 1976 IMF crisis: What parallels are there with Brexit?

Feb 27, 2017
Richard Roberts
The 1976 IMF crisis: What parallels are there with Brexit?

2017 Henry Grunfeld Lecture: Rt. Hon. Lord Alistair Darling speaks about the current economic climate

Feb 10, 2017
Eoghan Hughes
Former Chancellor Lord Alistair Darling was the special guest speaker at the second annual Henry Grunfeld Lecture.
2017 Henry Grunfeld Lecture: Rt. Hon. Lord Alistair Darling speaks about the current economic climate
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2017 Henry Grunfeld Lecture: Rt. Hon. Lord Alistair Darling speaks about the current economic climate

Feb 10, 2017
Eoghan Hughes
2017 Henry Grunfeld Lecture: Rt. Hon. Lord Alistair Darling speaks about the current economic climate

Barclaycard 50th anniversary: The story of the UK's first credit card

May 24, 2016
David Lascelles
As Barclaycard reaches its 50th anniversary this year, we look back to the card's launch as the UK's first credit card, and how Derek Wilde changed British banking forever with just a six-page plan.
Barclaycard 50th anniversary: The story of the UK's first credit card
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Barclaycard 50th anniversary: The story of the UK's first credit card

May 24, 2016
David Lascelles
Barclaycard 50th anniversary: The story of the UK's first credit card

Who was Henry Grunfeld, really? Remarks by his grandson, James Lewisohn

Jan 22, 2016
James Lewisohn
On Wednesday 20th January 2016 ifs University College was proud to welcome Dr. Alexander Ljunqvist to give the inaugural Henry Grunfeld Lecture. We were honoured that Mr. Grunfeld's grandson James Lewisohn was able to say a few words before-hand to give us an insight into his grandfather's eventful life and unique world view. The text of his address is below.
Who was Henry Grunfeld, really? Remarks by his grandson, James Lewisohn
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Who was Henry Grunfeld, really? Remarks by his grandson, James Lewisohn

Jan 22, 2016
James Lewisohn
Who was Henry Grunfeld, really? Remarks by his grandson, James Lewisohn

The cleverest man in the City of London

Jan 07, 2016
Wioleta Banach
With the annual Henry Grunfeld Lecture just around the corner, and the opening of the brand new Henry Grunfeld Library at the Lovat Lane campus a couple of days before that, we thought now might be a good time to take a closer look at the life of the man who became one of the most influential figures in the post-war City of London.
The cleverest man in the City of London
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The cleverest man in the City of London

Jan 07, 2016
Wioleta Banach
The cleverest man in the City of London

The slow decline of the British bank branch: do more clicks = fewer bricks?

Sep 15, 2015
George Browne
Throughout the history of British banking one institution has remained largely unchanged � the highstreet bank branch, complete with Captain Mainwairing-ish bank manager. However, the rise of digital banking heralds changes that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago. What does the future hold?
The slow decline of the British bank branch: do more clicks = fewer bricks?
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The slow decline of the British bank branch: do more clicks = fewer bricks?

Sep 15, 2015
George Browne
The slow decline of the British bank branch: do more clicks = fewer bricks?

A brief history of the Financial Innovation Awards

Jun 05, 2015
Alison Thomas-Steer
As nominations open for the 2015 bba/ifs Financial Innovation Awards, Judges Co-ordinator Alison Thomas Steer takes a look back at the 18 year history of the Awards and asks how the awards have changed over the years, and what might be in store this time around.
A brief history of the Financial Innovation Awards
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A brief history of the Financial Innovation Awards

Jun 05, 2015
Alison Thomas-Steer
A brief history of the Financial Innovation Awards

The changing nature of the British bank holiday

Apr 28, 2015
Eoghan Hughes
This coming Monday millions of people across the country will down tools and enjoy an extended weekend, courtesy of the Spring Bank Holiday. Often caricatured as rain-sodden, days of unproductiveness, bank holidays are nonetheless held in great affection by the majority of employees. But is the bank holiday about to change for ever?
The changing nature of the British bank holiday

The changing nature of the British bank holiday

Apr 28, 2015
Eoghan Hughes
The changing nature of the British bank holiday

The Drachma's Ancient History

Mar 31, 2015
George Browne
Despite the four month extension to the Greek's bailout package which was agreed in February, the possibility that Greece might yet leave the Euro still lingers.. Were this to happen, it would be far from the first time that the Drachma has risen from the dead.
The Drachma's Ancient History
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The Drachma's Ancient History

Mar 31, 2015
George Browne
The Drachma's Ancient History