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Insights

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
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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

Time machine: when yesterday’s world went digital

Dec 14, 2018
Heather Tilston
The City of London of 50 years ago, with hand-written ledgers and runners delivering messages, would have been familiar to Dickens but is hardly recognisable now. Still, even 20 years ago there were still a lot of paper-based bank products and processes. Now, people are talking about disintermediating financial services with distributed ledger technologies that take the place of trusted third parties, including banks.
Time machine: when yesterday’s world went digital
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Time machine: when yesterday’s world went digital

Dec 14, 2018
Heather Tilston
Time machine: when yesterday’s world went digital

Time machine: from trade to profession

Sep 13, 2018
Edwin Green
How did banking develop from being seen as a ‘trade’ in the 1800s to a skilled profession? This extract from ‘Debtors to their profession – A history of The Institute of Bankers 1879 – 1979’ by Edwin Green sets out a brief history.
Time machine: from trade to profession
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Time machine: from trade to profession

Sep 13, 2018
Edwin Green
Time machine: from trade to profession