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What impact did the 2008 financial crash have on your life?

A city worker walks past an Evening Standard newspaper stand in Canary Wharf, London in 2008 Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption The 2008 financial crash has had a long-term impact on many people's lives

Life was never the same for millions of people after the collapse of Lehman Brothers investment bank in September 2008. Were you one of the many affected by the crisis?

The global financial crisis had been precipitated in 2007 with a subprime mortgage crisis in the United States and developed into a full-blown global crash after Lehman Brothers went under.

A cascade of events followed, including government bank bailouts to try prevent other financial institutions collapsing, but it still led to the worst recession since the 1930s.

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Were you a young adult in 2008, starting out and trying to make your way in life?

Were you made redundant in the aftermath of the crisis and have struggled since then to find suitable work?

Did you experience a real-term cut in wages or a pay freeze? What was the impact on your health and relationships?

Or did this difficult time give you the courage to seize new opportunities and change your life for the better?

Whether it was a good or bad experience, we want to hear from you. Email haveyoursay@bbc.co.uk.

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