Finance, banking and the economy

“Of all the many ways of organising banking, the worst is the one we have today.” 
Mervyn King  2010 former Governor of the Bank of England

“It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.” Henry Ford

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With all of the discussion about the state of the economy and the banking sector, at the moment, we thought we'd put together a selection of links to topics relevant to the debate.

There's information about how the banking system works, how money and debt are created, credit unions, local currencies and potential solutions for the problems we are facing. 
We've also included some links to opportunities for ethical investment, of which there is a growing number out there. (Mention of these investments on this website does not constitute a recommendation by TinT. Read all the information regarding risk before investing.....!)

Positive Money "is a movement to democratise money and banking so that it works for society and not against it.

New Economics Foundation  ‘Economics as if people and the planet mattered’ see this recent blog entry about global wealth and inequality.

The reconomy project  a Transition way of creating new livelihoods and enterprises.

Ethex  “Make money do good” a not-for-profit site giving advice on ethical investments

Our local Credit Union is Dacorum First “To provide people who live or work in Dacorum with a simple and affordable way to save and borrow money. We are a cooperative, staffed by volunteers with any profits being returned to the members as a dividend.

Charity Bank  “a different bank for people who want a different world”

Abundance "Investments that build a better world to spend your money in."

Trillion Fund  is a crowd financing platform for renewable energy projects.

Triodos "is a global pioneer of sustainable banking. Our mission is to make money work for positive social, environmental and cultural change."