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List of bank misdeeds compiled by Robert Jenkins, former member of the Bank of England's Financial Policy Committee and now Adjunct Professor of Finance, London Business School and Senior Fellow at Better Markets
In recent years, financial education has become accepted as a necessary tool to empower citizens to make good choices in the complicated world of finance. But is there a danger in placing too much faith in consumers’ ability to deal with the financial industry?
When the most important decisions are made in a highly secluded, transnational and technocratic space where the public and their elected representatives are to all extents and purposes excluded.
Presentation given by Avinash Persaud at the conference of South East Asian Central Bank Governors and Deputies on Financial Stability on September 22nd in Mumbai.
Frédéric Hache 21 September 2016
For Finance Watch, nobody should buy into the biased narrative that making our banking system safer will lead to a decline in lending to the real economy. Given the enormous cost of banking crises, we should prioritise financial stability over short-term profitability. Big banks need to play it fair!
Frédéric Hache 15 September 2016
Basel III: There are no shortcuts to any place worth going #PlayItFair
Finance Watch is a partner of ENLIGHTEN: "European legitimacy in governing through hard times, the role of European networks" Discover the project!
Listen to the introduction speech on "Inequality and access to financial services", given by Christophe Nijdam at the 2015 Alpbach Financial Market Symposium in Austria.
The proposed European Deposit Insurance Scheme (EDIS) is an incremental step in rebuilding trust in banks, but it cannot do the job on its own. Finance Watch public affairs officer, Katarzyna Hanula-Bobbitt, looks at how a phased implementation could help, and what other policy initiatives are necessary to build trust.
Frédéric Hache 29 June 2016
Having recognised the problem with internal models, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has decided recently to restrict the use of internal models by large banks and to align them more closely with the standardised approach. While this is certainly a step in the right direction this partial review may, arguably, not go far enough in bridging the gap and removing excess variability from regulatory capital calculations.
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