Episode 2: Debanking in the Spotlight

Recently, the political class in Westminster has been consumed with with the conduct of bank accounts or, more specifically, when these are being closed, unilaterally, by banks. It’s a long running problem. Might the spotlight brought to the issue by Nigel Farage finally create some overdue action by the UK government?

In this episode, host Tom Keatinge is joined by Izabella Kaminska from Politico and the Blind Spot, and Siddharth Venkataramakrishnan, the Financial Times’ banking and fintech correspondent, to explore what has been going on – and why the Farage farrago is perhaps old wine in new bottles.

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Suspicious Transaction Report Podcast Series

This podcast explores the financial dimensions of today’s leading transnational security challenges. Host Tom Keatinge and the team from the Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies at RUSI bring you unique insights on the challenges posed by illicit finance and practical analysis of the policy responses. They interview top thinkers and influential voices who unpack the complex world of money laundering, corruption, sanctions evasion and illicit flows, and explain how this shapes the evolving global security landscape, and what democracies and international institutions must do to stay ahead when it comes to the financial dimensions of the global threat outlook.

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