So I'm going to try and shield myself from the recession if it comes about again which it almost certainly will if either of the main parties get elected. I've been trying to plot ways to actually keep my money as safe as possible. Of course, full reserve banking doesn't seem an option right now particularly since I haven't been able to find any in existance beyond you purchasing a bunch of gold and sitting on it for a few years. I'm looking at HSBC right now as the most likely option because of their links to the asian markets and they also haven't needed a bailout. I'm not really sure of any other banks in the UK that are probably going to do as well in this climate but I'm still glancing around if anyone can give advice that actually knows how the banking system works.