Financial crisis: Are we safer now?

A decade after the crash that reshaped financial markets, economies and politics around the world, the FT examines whether the financial system is more resilient than it was in 2008 — and where the risks lie today.

Gillian Tett looks at why the warning signs were missed and where the next crash may strike

Junior staff at the time of the bank’s collapse talk about how it has affected them

After the crisis the largest groups launched huge lending arms. But will they falter when interest rates rise?

Martin Wolf on the power of vested interests in today’s rent-extracting economy

Blackstone has bought thousands of properties that were caught up in the mortgage meltdown

Our readers lost jobs, businesses and houses in the crash. They tell us what happened next

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(with apologies to Voltaire)

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In the first in a series on the 10th anniversary of the crisis, the FT investigates if the sector is more resilient now

John Authers re-examines the front pages of a decade ago, from Lehman Brothers to Tarp 

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Economic recovery has been weak because of a massive growth in leverage

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You asked, we answered. FT journalists respond to reader questions about the crash ten years on

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