Financial crisis anniversary

The credit crisis that began to unfold in 2007 reshaped economies, financial markets, politics — even our culture. And it is still unfinished business. The FT is telling the story of the crisis, in charts.

By August 2007 the financial system was in grave danger

The debt just moved around

Institutions rely less on wholesale funding of the kind that seized up in the crisis 

While some have fallen down the global league table, many are larger today

Americans who came of age around the crisis have fallen behind previous generations

The Big Short and Inside Job were among the best reviewed movies about the crisis

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How central banks created the most curious legacy of the financial crisis

Some countries still have not regained the ground lost in the Great Recession

The pattern of cross-border financial flows has changed since the crisis 

Beijing’s response to the financial crisis caused asset bubbles it has yet to tackle

Financial Times columnists pick their charts of the credit crisis on the decade anniversary

From stocks to SWAG and from bonds to bitcoin, many assets look overpriced

The US made money on its rescue of the banks, but other countries may not

Differences between, and within, countries vary dramatically

Financial crisis has left fewest Americans on property ladder since 1960s

Reform of housing finance is largest piece of unfinished business from the crisis

Their net worth was hit by the stock market slump, but the rebound has been hefty

Loose monetary policy led to share buybacks that enriched mainly the wealthy

Hundreds have been prosecuted — just not necessarily the ones the public wanted to see

Bank of America and JPMorgan top the league table of settlements in the US

Securitisation created weapons of financial destruction and has not fully recovered

CEOs still enjoy great riches, but MBA graduates increasingly prefer other careers

Financial Times columnists pick their charts of the credit crisis on the decade anniversary

The financial crisis brought the global economy to the brink. In this special issue of the FT Weekend Magazine, writers and columnists explore whether enough has been done to stop it happening again