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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 October November 2014

The shape of European retail payments to come

Heiko Schmiedel and Gergana Kostova look at the costs involved in paying for goods, what method of payment is the most efficient and move away from cash. Read article

Migrant's money lifeline 

Roger Ballard explains why the thriving hawala network of money transfers is so popular with the poor and shows how its success is built on the promise of my word is my bond. Read article

The house that debt built

Atif Mian and Amir Sufi look at why housing affects economic activity and show how movements in house prices have a strong effect on household spending. Read article

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