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It’s not enough to talk only about banking. We need to talk about the entire economy

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It is no longer sufficient to have a public discussion about the banking system that neglects the economy as a whole, writes Jack Copley.

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Banking needs to become boring again

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What’s wrong with simply putting people’s money to work, in a safe place, to mobilise the investment for the long-term?

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UK banking regulation is still too weak: a response to Respublica

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Carl Packman examines Respublica’s new report on civic finance and the commercial potential of Community Development Finance Institutions.

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The Bank of Salford shows how to challenge the big five banks

Mainstream banking facilities have all but disappeared from low income areas. The Bank of Salford offers an alternative model.

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Miliband’s been quicker to notice the effectiveness of competition policy on better banking

Ed Miliband’s speech shows that politicians of all stripes have had damascene conversions on their attitudes to the banking sector.

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Turn RBS into a network of community banks, based on the German model

To turn RBS into a network of community banks, looking at German Sparkassen for inspiration, would be a step closer to the kind of relational finance our communities desperately need.

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You do the crime, you do the time. It seems that’s the case everywhere but banking

Money laundering, forgery, fraud, corruption – if you do the crime, you do the time. It seems that’s the case everywhere but banking.

This is one conclusion arrived at after a year on the Parliamentary Banking Standards Commission (PBSC) examining the standards and culture of the industry. Why is it an off-shore island seemingly not subject to the normal rules of society?

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Asking borrowers to pay more is not the answer for credit unions

In the wake of changes announced by chancellor George Osborne last week on the amount at which a credit union can charge in interest for one of its loan products, Joseph Wright of Civitas has written a paper entitled Credit Unions: A Solution to Poor Bank Lending? exploring the industry and its rates.

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Keeping the Bank cooperative

Is there no alternative for the members of the Co-operative other than a demutualisation? Must they stand back and let the stock market decide whether basic bank accounts, prisoner bank accounts, and the back office for credit unions, be assessed on the basis of return on capital rather than return to community?

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Poll: Majority of voters want an early election and don’t blame Labour for financial crisis

A majority of voters want an early election and don’t blame Labour for the UK financial crisis – blaming the banking sector more, a new poll today reveals.

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