Reserve banking

Is this the end of fractional reserve banking?

Vollgeld “Full Money Initiative” of Switzerland I can pretty much guarantee you that the biggest story that isn’t covered by the mainstream business press right now is that Switzerland to hold referendum to consider ending fractional reserve banking (!). Yes, you read that right. This paragon of the banking sector votes on the advisability of […]

Reserve banking

P2P as a full reserve bank | Financial Time

FT Alphaville had the pleasure of moderating the “Future of Banking” sign at OuishareFest, a collaborative economy gathering, earlier this month. During this discussion, an interesting point was raised by François Carbone, CEO of an equity crowdfunding company. Anaxago. Namely, when you think about it, every peer-to-peer (P2P) initiative proposed today is truly representative of […]

Reserve banking

Full bank reserve | openDemocracy

From Irish woes to student protests, the grim fallout from the banking crisis once again dominated the news this month. But behind the scenes, a radical solution has also quietly gained traction, with growing support from a few unlikely bedfellows. Conservative MPs, leftist and libertarian think tanks and even Muslim Shariah bankers have lent their […]