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Insights

Time machine: Financial innovations through the centuries

Nov 04, 2019
Juno Baker
This year's Financial Innovation awards take place on 21 November, but banking and finance has always innovated to find better ways of doing business, with calculating machines, coin counters, perforating machines and more.
Time machine: Financial innovations through the centuries
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Time machine: Financial innovations through the centuries

Nov 04, 2019
Juno Baker
Time machine: Financial innovations through the centuries

Time machine: Are these the scariest moments in banking history?

Oct 31, 2019
Juno Baker
Financial services can be frightening! A Halloween special - we take a look at some of the moments in banking history when stock markets, banks and finance houses gave the whole world the jitters.
Time machine: Are these the scariest moments in banking history?
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Time machine: Are these the scariest moments in banking history?

Oct 31, 2019
Juno Baker
Time machine: Are these the scariest moments in banking history?

How the Big Bang changed the City

Aug 12, 2019
Martin Vander Weyer
In the second of a two-part series looking at the legacy of the Big Bang, Martin Vander Weyer examines the cultural changes it set in motion, including globalisation.
How the Big Bang changed the City
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How the Big Bang changed the City

Aug 12, 2019
Martin Vander Weyer
How the Big Bang changed the City

How fintech is shaping the future of banking and finance

May 23, 2019
Wendy Chowne
Wendy Chowne explains how cyborgs, artificial intelligence and machine learning are revolutionising the way we bank – and how higher education needs to update the skills it teaches accordingly.
How fintech is shaping the future of banking and finance
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How fintech is shaping the future of banking and finance

May 23, 2019
Wendy Chowne
How fintech is shaping the future of banking and finance

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