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April / May 2011: Regulars
Timidity is the risk
Banking has to be in the risk business, argues SIMON THOMPSON. But, after a crisis which saw banks taking too many risks they didn’t fully understand, is the pendulum now swinging too far the other way?
Trends, views and happenings in banking and financial services.
Events, presentations, vacancies and awards – essential reading for Institute members.
A recent Supreme Court ruling calls into question procedures often adopted by secured lenders in repossession proceedings.Semple Fraser’s ALEX INNES discusses the implications.
Value of goodwill*
It’s trickier than you might imagine valuing the goodwill of a business on the balance sheet and P&L, warns NEIL MORRISON of Campbell Dallas.
Trust your instincts
Cashier Moira suspects the local football club that has an account at her bank is inflating its attendance figures and catering income. But her manager says there’s no real proof. BOB SOUSTER examines Moira’s ethical dilemma.
Love is in the air
Darwin was misinterpreted. It’s not the ‘survival of the fittest’ that drives human behaviour. It’s empathy, compassion and love. Shouldn’t that also make business tick? ROGER STEARE thinks so.
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