This assessment is an individual essay on a contemporary issue in financial services. You are required to select one topic from the list below and discuss the chosen topic in detail:
1. To what extent is it cheaper and easier for individuals to invest in stock market and other investments today than it was a generation ago?
2. Examine how the use of comparison sites and financial supermarkets allows individuals to access all the relevant insurance products they are likely to need throughout the whole of their lives.
3. “Social Lending replaces all the functions and roles typically offered by the High Street banks.”
Using ZOPA as an example, explain how social lending operates and whether you agree with the above statement.
The Essay is to be 2,000 words (+/- 10%) not including the Reference List.
Use Arial 12pt throughout and line-spacing at 1.5 lines.