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The top new players disrupting the banking system

The top new players disrupting the banking system

Published on September 9, 2013 in Blog, Finance with 0 Comments

I recently read an article called the “Top 10 New Players Competing with Banks“, which in part inspired me to write this, not least, as it’s clear to many that some new “players” are not just competing with the banks but redefining the playing field and promising to disrupt the banking system as whole.   […]

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Experimental currency in Sweden

Experimental currency in Sweden

Published on June 6, 2013 in Blog, Finance with 5 Comments

We’re very happy to have a guest blog post from Stephen Hinton (who is a member of Transition Sweden) about their experimental currency. It’s great to know that both Phil and Stephen attended some of the sessions at the REconomy Day  and Transition Network Conference including the complimentary currency session.     Does your local […]

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The new economy in Brazil: Through the eyes of a REconomist

The new economy in Brazil: Through the eyes of a REconomist

Published on April 19, 2013 in Blog, Energy, Finance, Food, Manufacturing with 4 Comments

I was very excited to be returning to Sao Paulo, Brazil and exploring it from a REconomy perspective. I lived there for 7 years during the 90’s and I know that pretty much anything is possible within the Brazilian economy.   For example, do you think that what happened in Cyprus was extreme? That’s child’s play! […]

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The Barcelona interviews: Free money, precariousness and alternative living

The Barcelona interviews: Free money, precariousness and alternative living

Published on February 7, 2013 in Blog with 1 Comment

Editor’s note: This is guest piece written by Becca Thomas. I’ve been thinking that something special may well come out of the Spain, Catalonia and the Basque Country, given the current economic conditions and thee deep routed alternative cultures that exist there . When I heard that Becca was in Barcelona I asked her to […]

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Top 40 Platforms for Crowdfunding Social Change

Top 40 Platforms for Crowdfunding Social Change

Published on November 21, 2012 in Blog, Finance with 10 Comments

This post is a guest blog by Josef Davies-Coates and it originally appeared on the P2P Foundation blog. Crowdfunding is a new word for an old idea. The Oxford English dictionary defines it as “the practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, […]

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Have local currencies got it wrong?

Have local currencies got it wrong?

Published on July 25, 2012 in Blog, Finance with 38 Comments

Guest Post by Simon Carter who’s working with Transition in Tewkesbury                         Here in Tewkesbury I am very keen to introduce an alternative currency, but upon reflection I have no desire to name it the Tewkesbury Pound in the tradition of the Totnes Pound, the Stroud, Lewes or Brixton Pound & very soon now the Bristol […]

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What’s the definition of a Transition Bank?

What’s the definition of a Transition Bank?

Published on July 17, 2012 in Blog, Finance with 5 Comments

A post by Shane Hughes. Our banks engage in industrial scale fraud and are more destructive than most of us realise, underming the transiton to a vibrant and resilient world. Given that mainstream banking reform fiddles around the edges, should (or could) our community groups proactively create the banks and banking system we want? Here’s […]

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