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What are index numbers?Index numbers are a useful way of expressing economic data time series and comparing / contrasting information. An index number is a figure reflecting price or quantity...

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Handling Economic Data - Using Index Numbers
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This brief study note (and supporting video) looks at the difference between real Disposable Income and real Per Capita Incomes.

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Handling Economic Data: Real Disposable Income and Real Per Capita Incomes

This study note looks at the balance sheet of commercial banks and how they are able to create money through the process of credit creation.

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Financial Economics - Creating Credit

A number of new banks are attempting to establish themselves in the UK financial system and challenge the dominance of the leading UK commercial banks.

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Financial Economics - Challenger Banks

Building societies are owned by their members (i.e. customers) and not shareholders.

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Financial Economics - Building Societies

This study note looks at examples of market failure in the financial system. Market failure occurs when freely-functioning markets fail to deliver an efficient and/or socially optimum allocation of...

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Financial Economics - Financial Market Failure

Major UK commercial banks’ profitability has fallen quite significantly since the global financial crisis.

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Financial Economics - Banking Profitability

Crowdfunding is a form of equity finance that has grown rapidly in the USA and the UK in particular.

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Financial Economics - Crowdfunding

Peer-to-peer lending happens when individual savers are able to lend directly to borrowers, often through online peer-to-peer lending platforms.

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Financial Economics - Peer to Peer Lending

Policy interest rates in a growing number of countries have reached zero or moved negative as central banks have attempted to use extraordinary monetary policy measures to support demand, output...

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Financial Economics - Negative Interest Rates

Why does financial instability matter for the economy? According to the Bank of England, “Financial stability – public trust and confidence in financial institutions, markets, infrastructure, and the system as a...

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Financial Economics - Instability and the Real Economy

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