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August / September 2011: FeaturesContents
Four steps to restore trustLISA DRYSDALE reports on a recent Institute-backed seminar which debated the public’s understanding of banking.
Requiem for the credit card?Credit card spending has ground to a halt. WILL CAIN asks if this is a crisis.
Slick and streamlinedThere’s a revolution going on in procurement. Card-based transactions are the agent of change, as JOHN SALTER explains.
Before you cheque outCheques may be on the way out, but banks’ obligation to observe their customers’ written instructions remains, says Institute Fellow DAVID PEARSON.
Lounging not slouchingThe Virgin Group brings its distinctive ideas to the world of banking, as SARAH PERRIN reports.
Time for a state bank in the UKIt may be a good idea if the UK government hangs on to its stake in major banks, suggests PHILIP MOLYNEUX of Bangor Business School.
Profitable hits and costly missesWith retail challengers gaining ground it’s more important than ever for established providers to make sure their marketing is targeted precisely, says LOUISE WALKER.
AGM - Institute's 2011 meeting notesA report on the Institute AGM, which took place recently in Edinburgh.
Faster pathsThe Institute is redesigning the route-map to its Chartered Banker qualification.
Big interest – no easy rideTaking a look at the accreditation route to professional qualification.
Rising Stars 2011The four finalists are revealed.
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