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Financial World

Financial World is our journal, published in association with the Centre for The Study of Financial Innovation (CSFI). Available to students, members and subscribers, it brings together thought-provoking research and commentary on the structure and development of the domestic and international financial services sector and the wider economy.

Digital and audio

The digital edition of Financial World is set up to be easy to access on both desktop and mobile, with lots of links to background articles and papers. It also has an audio version.

With the audio version, you can relax and listen to Financial World articles at any time, in any place that suits you – while going for a walk, preparing dinner, or with your eyes closed after a long day.

We hope you enjoy reading – and listening to – Financial World.

Why do we need banks?

Frances Coppola explains why, despite predictions that banks will cease to exist in a cryptocurrency world, they have become more indispensable than ever.

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Facing up to the fintech challenge

Helene Panzarino and Jeremy Takle discuss the changes fintech is bringing to retail banking and look at how incumbent banks will need to offer better value and more personalisation to customers if they are to remain relevant.

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Speak and ye shall find

Christopher Alkan finds that voice assistants are set to become more widely used in
financial services, starting with basic transactions and then maybe even offering advice.

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