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Autumn 2008 witnessed a global financial crisis with governments worldwide taking emergency action to prevent a collapse of the banking system. The aftermath of the worst financial crisis since the 1930s saw economic activity slump. In the UK, higher unemployment, falling house prices and a sharp increase in government debt proved to be the alarming legacy of the near implosion of the banking system. This fascinating insight into the downfall of the global financial markets gives us a clear understanding of where it all went wrong. This material forms part of The Open University course DB234 Personal investment in an uncertain world

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Autumn 2008 witnessed a global financial crisis with governments worldwide taking emergency action to prevent a collapse of the banking system. The aftermath of the worst financial crisis since the 1930s saw economic activity slump. In the UK, higher unemployment, falling house prices and a sharp increase in government debt proved to be the alarming legacy of the near implosion of the banking system. This fascinating insight into the downfall of the global financial markets gives us a clear understanding of where it all went wrong. This material forms part of The Open University course DB234 Personal investment in an uncertain world

    The banking crisis: cause and effect

    The banking crisis: cause and effect

    A short introduction to this album.

    • 1 min
    Transcript -- The banking crisis: cause and effect

    Transcript -- The banking crisis: cause and effect

    A short introduction to this album.

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    The collapse

    The collapse

    Banks were once the corner stone of modern British society, but by September 2005 banks stopped lending to each other overnight. What happened? What caused this credit crisis?

    • 7 min
    Transcript -- The collapse

    Transcript -- The collapse

    Banks were once the corner stone of modern British society, but by September 2005 banks stopped lending to each other overnight. What happened? What caused this credit crisis?

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    Casino Banking

    Casino Banking

    As banks were pressured to increase returns, the age of casino banking was born. Along with it came ever more complex forms of securitised debt.

    • 3 min
    Transcript -- Casino Banking

    Transcript -- Casino Banking

    As banks were pressured to increase returns, the age of casino banking was born. Along with it came ever more complex forms of securitised debt.

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