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Adele Ferguson, the celebrated journalist who many credit as the driving force behind the banking royal commission, says that the commission ‘didn’t go anywhere near far enough.’ KYM SMITH/AAP

Media Files: Investigative journalist Adele Ferguson on the ‘disappointing’ banking royal commission and how she works with whistleblowers

Investigative journalist Adele Ferguson on the ‘disappointing’ banking royal commission and how she works with whistleblowers. The Conversation51.9 MB (download)
Today on Media Files, it's journalism versus the big banks. We're hearing from Adele Ferguson, the celebrated journalist who many credit as the driving force behind the banking royal commission.
The AMP began life as a mutual, somewhere for its members to put their savings. Tracey Nearmy/AAP

Why AMP and IOOF went rogue

Parallels in the historical trajectory of AMP and IOOF are striking. Both were founded in the 1840s. Both demutualised, and now both find themselves centre stage at the banking royal commission.
The financial system is awash with money, which is why interest rates have been so low for so long. (Shutterstock)

How banks have set a trap for the U.S. Fed by creating money

It's been 10 years since the U.S. signed into law a scheme to print money, essentially, and save the financial sector amid the sub-prime mortgage meltdown. Did it work? And who's truly benefitted?
Some financial institutions might become simply ‘too big to manage’ as well as ‘too big to fail’. AAP

Research suggests bigger banks are worse for customers

Researchers found that larger banks are more likely than their smaller peers to experience "operational losses", which includes a failure to meet obligations to clients.

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