Panel: Business as usual?


Almost 10 years on from the financial crash of 2008 and the resulting longest, deepest recession in living memory, it seems like the banks, the financial institutions (and those of us who use them, let’s be honest!) are still largely behaving in the same way when it comes to finance. It’s business as usual. It feels like we’re stuck in age-old financial patterns and systems, and governments and banks have too many vested interests to change. But are there alternative ways in which to think about our money and run an economy? Join a panel of experts as they debate whether we might need to move beyond the system and welcome in the new. Might bitcoin, lets, blockchain, and other financial systems be the way forward?

With Ann Pettifor, Phone Co-op CEO Vivian Woodall, Economist Frank van Lerven from the New Economics Foundation and Kenneth Boyce, Christian Aid’s Interim Head of Private Sector Engagement (who produced the research on the Big Shift Banks Campaign). Chaired by Anna Laycock (Finance Innovation Lab)

  • Ann Pettifor
  • Vivian Woodell