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Do banks work?

What does the future hold for the financial services industry? ICAEW gathered together influential stakeholders to answer this question at the "Do Banks work?" event 30 November 2015.


Audit of banks: 5 years on

This report summarises the most important legislative and regulatory changes that have taken place over the last 5 years around bank auditing.

Audit of banks five years on

The “Do Banks Work?” event on 30 November 2015 marked the 5th anniversary of our ground-breaking report Audit of banks: lessons from the crisis. The report sought to identify the actions that banks, auditors and other parties could take to strengthen the banking system without the need for legislative or regulatory changes. 

Video of the evening



Confidence is vital in banking, but trust in banks has yet to fully recover from the financial crisis. New technologies and changing society expectations could have far-reaching implications for banks’ business models.

Our debate, focused the future of banking, was held in the historic Royal Institution of Great Britain and chaired by Linda Yueh.

Speakers included

Photos from the evening

Below are some photos from the evening or you can visit our Storify