The CSFI is a forum for well-informed debate and research about the future of the financial services sector.
We do this through a range of activities: written research, live discussion groups and networks, all focused on the latest developments in international finance. Our work is objective, topical and practitioner-oriented. It is driven by a belief in the value of free markets, and of open discussion.
The Centre's activities are supported by sponsorship from leading institutions in banking, insurance, investment, government, technology and the professions. It is run from London, but its range is global.
Financial services for ex-offenders
In June, the CSFI held a round table to discuss the matter of financial services for ex-offenders. As you may know, people with convictions risk having their bank accounts and insurance cancelled, a self-defeating practice since it makes rehabilitation much more difficult.
The discussion was very revealing - and even moving since we heard from people whose lives had been deeply affected. It was not the purpose of the RT to make recommendations: nonetheless courses of action were identified which could greatly ease the problem.
Please click here to acceess a brief summary of the discussion and possible recommendations.