Scotland takes its vote on independence this week. While most would assume this is just a local matter, this Bloomberg article points out the impact this vote could have on stability in the financial system. And keep in mind, because of the interconnected global financial system and all the derivatives out there, a problem anywhere can turn into a problem everywhere.
This Bloomberg article notes that the financial authorities realize this vote has the potential to disrupt the banking system so they are making contingency plans ahead of time. Below are some quotes from the article: