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Former City analyst Geraint Anderson asks if the culture of the Square Mile has changed since the financial crisis. Are long lunches on expense accounts a thing of the past?

The financial crisis following the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008 led to a swathe of reform, and banks and the City now operate under much stricter compliance regulations.

Has this structural change filtered down to the street below, and brought about significant change to the culture of lavish wining and dining for which the worlds of high finance and insurance became renowned?

Geraint Anderson, once a highly rewarded high flyer in the City himself, meets old contacts in old haunts, and tries to find out if the changes are only skin deep or whether they go deeper.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

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30 minutes

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Sun 6 Aug 2017 13:30