The changing face of high street finance – The Economist and MBS in conversation


6-7.30pm, Thursday 13 February 2014
Manchester Business School East, Booth Street East, Manchester

Manchester Business School and The Economist are hosting a unique event exploring the way that the UK’s financial markets are changing and the impact this is having on high street banking.

Will the backlash against the five main high street lenders mean that the way that consumers and businesses interact with lenders changes? How will those changes evolve over the coming years?

This exclusive event brings together banking expert, Manchester Business School’s Ismail Erturk, and Ryan Avent, economics correspondent for The Economist, for an insightful on-stage discussion on how the face of high street banking will change, and whether we are seeing a revolution in local finance. As their discussion concludes, they will invite questions from the audience in this unparalleled opportunity to examine the issues that are now at stake in British banking.

Students, staff and friends of Manchester Business School are invited to register for their place at the event which will begin with a drinks reception.

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About Author

Ismail joined the School in January 1987, having worked previously for a merchant bank in Istanbul. Ismail is a regular commentator in the broadcast and print media. He has taught corporate finance, bank financial management and international finance on both the School’s MBA and Executive Centre programmes. His research interests are in financialisation and financial innovation.

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