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Financial World is the journal of ifs University College, the university for financial education.

Published six times per year in association with the Centre for The Study of Financial Innovation (CSFI), Financial World is distributed to students of the ifs University College higher education programmes and to Associates and Fellows of the Institute of Financial Services, its linked professional body.  

Financial World aims to bring together thought-provoking research and commentary on the structure and development of the domestic and international financial services sector and the wider economy

Articles from the latest issue of Financial World and a free archive is available to subscribers via the ifs University College e-library, my ifslearning.


Selected articles from the current issue

Financial World online


Risk, uncertainty and 'lunatics with bad hair'

Mark Fenton-O’Creevy explains the importance of advising consumers about the risks associated with investments and discusses why understanding how people perceive risk matters so much to the financial services sector.

A walk on the Wilde side

Barclaycard will soon celebrate its 50th anniversary. David Lascelles looks back to its launch
as the UK’s first credit card. He shows how one man’s six-page plan for the card led to a
massive shake-up of British banking and the launch of a wide range of services.

Correspondence closed as banks post changes

Correspondent banking was once the oil that lubricated world trade but it is now drying up rapidly. Richard Northedge explains why and looks at whether the activity still has a future

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