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The future of finance

As the Euro turns 15, Horizon looks at the future of finance. Image credit: Pixabay
As the Euro turns 15, Horizon looks at the future of finance. Image credit: Pixabay

It's been 15 years since the euro came into circulation and to mark the occasion Horizon is looking at what the future could have in store for finance. We talk to one economist who says the way to avoid another crisis is to keep banks small and boring, and we explore the effect of alternative local currencies on supporting small businesses. We also delve into some of the technology that could enable us to move to a cashless society, and we look at the growth of the so-called sharing economy, in which people share access to resources.