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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?

Time machine: The first woman bank manager in the UK

Oct 21, 2019
Ouida Taaffe
The first female manager of a UK clearing bank – Hilda Harding – was appointed by Barclays in 1958, a defining moment for women in banking and finance
Time machine: The first woman bank manager in the UK
Hilda Harding

Time machine: The first woman bank manager in the UK

Oct 21, 2019
Ouida Taaffe
Time machine: The first woman bank manager in the UK

How banking came back from the brink

Sep 26, 2019
William A Allen
How banking came back from the brink
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How banking came back from the brink

Sep 26, 2019
William A Allen
How banking came back from the brink

How banking came back from the brink

Sep 23, 2019
William A Allen
How banking came back from the brink
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How banking came back from the brink

Sep 23, 2019
William A Allen
How banking came back from the brink

Time Machine: City Boys at war – the Lloyd’s Battery

Jul 29, 2019
Peter Ledger
It’s been 101 years since the start of World War I, also known as the First World War or the Great War, which began in 28 July 1914 and ended on 11 November 1918. Several anti-aircraft regiments were raised after the Zeppelin raids on London in the First World War and the Battery was recruited from men working in the Lloyd’s insurance market. It was named 159th (Lloyd’s) Battery. So when World War Two broke out, men from the City of London were already signed up and ready to fight.
Time Machine: City Boys at war – the Lloyd’s Battery
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Time Machine: City Boys at war – the Lloyd’s Battery

Jul 29, 2019
Peter Ledger
Time Machine: City Boys at war – the Lloyd’s Battery

140 years of changing lives

May 23, 2019
Alex Fraser
Since we were established in 1879 well over 1.5 million people have studied with us and gone on to have successful careers in the sector.
140 years of changing lives
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140 years of changing lives

May 23, 2019
Alex Fraser
140 years of changing lives

Time machine: A fair field and no favour, the representation of women in banking

May 14, 2019
Ouida Taaffe
6 February 2018 was the hundredth anniversary of the passing of the Representation of the People Act 1918, which gave women the right to vote. Ouida Taaffe looks at the representation of women in banking since the early 1920s.
Time machine: A fair field and no favour, the representation of women in banking
Women-in-banking

Time machine: A fair field and no favour, the representation of women in banking

May 14, 2019
Ouida Taaffe
Time machine: A fair field and no favour, the representation of women in banking

Time machine: London clearing banks’ response to competition and credit control

Mar 13, 2019
Charles Goodhart
Why was competition and credit control introduced? And what were the consequences? Charles Goodhart, Emeritus Professor of Banking and Finance at the London School of Economics, reflects on the politics and economics of the 1970s.
Time machine: London clearing banks’ response to competition and credit control
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Time machine: London clearing banks’ response to competition and credit control

Mar 13, 2019
Charles Goodhart
Time machine: London clearing banks’ response to competition and credit control