April 15, 2021 The world’s biggest central banks and financial supervisors are all talk and no action on tackling the climate crisis. Positive Money’s latest report, The Green Central Banking Scorecard, evaluates and ranks G20 countries on their monetary and prudential authorities’ green policies and activities, and highlights the green policies they should use to [...]
February 3, 2021 The financial establishment has been treating the stock market like a casino for decades, calling for free markets and deregulation. But the GameStop saga has forced them to show their true colours: they want a system they can control. GameStop, a high street games retailer that employs approximately 14,000 full-time and 20,000 [...]
While the prospect of negative interest rates is hitting the headlines on a weekly basis, they’re simply the wrong choice - with limited impact and hidden risks. Instead, the Bank of England should be embracing more transformative monetary policy, and coordinating more closely with the Treasury to combat this covid-induced economic crisis. The Bank of [...]
In March 2020, the Bank of England published a new discussion paper on Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) - an important step towards an official launch. But the Bank’s paper lacks an answer to the most important question we have: will a CBDC be safe, fair and accessible for everyone? Positive Money made a formal [...]
Alongside our rally outside the Bank of England, Positive Money Liverpool set up their own Financial Crime Scene outside their local HSBC and getting some great photos while they were at it. They also ran a #10YearsOn stall, handing out leaflets in the city centre, explaining what Positive Money is all about. Liverpool organiser John [...]
On 15th September hundreds of activists, economists and journalists gathered at the Bank of England to say "Enough's Enough". 10 years on from the financial crisis, it's time for our politicians to change finance before we sleep walk into another crash. Check out some of the best photos from the rally below!
Nearly a decade of austerity has put the UK economy in a sorry state. Wages have grown at their slowest rate since the Napoleonic Wars. Public services are stretched to breaking point, household debt is at near-record levels and we’re facing a sharp rise in inequality. As the stagnation in growth and living standards continues, [...]
Core members of Positive Money Hackney have started a very encouraging initiative! On Saturday mornings, Hackney supporters have been running workshops on creating and hosting better presentations, improving speaking skills and coming up with engaging new ways to present various topics. Here’s an update on the workshops from John, one of the organisers (and the [...]